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PSY 150 Library Assignment

Finding Psychology Articles Using Academic Search Complete



You can CLICK HERE TO PRINT OR VIEW THE ASSIGNMENT SHEET [PDF] so you can refer back to it while you search the database.



Your myPittCC username and password is required in order to access this database from off campus. 

  1. Click the following link to open the database in a new window:

    Academic Search Complete myPittCC login Required 
    You may need to turn off your pop-up blocker in order to see the new window.

  2. When a search screen appears, click on the Advanced Search choice (near the top).
    Click on Advanced Search.

  3. Choose the second option Find all my search terms (under the first green bar).

  4. Put a check in the Full Text box (under the second green bar).

  5. Put a check in the box labeled Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

  6. Type the word “psychology” in the search box labeled Publication (optional—this will not work with some topics).

  7. Go up to the top and type the first part of your search (e.g. drug treatments) in the first search box.

  8. Type the second part of your search (e.g. bipolar disorder) in the second search box.

  9. Click the Search button to the right.

    Advanced Search Options

  10. A list of articles on your topic should appear. 

  11. If you get a "no results were found" message, try taking the word "psychology" out of the Publication box, or try fewer or different words for your search (e.g. treatments and bipolar instead of drug treatments and bipolar disorder).

  12. Click on an individual article to review it and print it out (you may have to click where it says PDF Full Text to see the whole article).

    Advanced Search Results




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