Question: I don't really remember how to search for journal articles for psychology. I was looking on psych info but it also lists a lot of articles that aren't readily available. Is there another way to search for articles that are available? Also, if I see an article that I like and it's not available through a PDF, how would do I request it? And can I request that it get sent to the library and I can retrieve it?
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Dear Linnea Boake,
Thank you for your question. In terms of requesting an item we don't have available, you can place an interlibrary loan request. Here's a link to Interlibrary Loan (ILL):
There's no charge for Old Westbury students to place ILL requests. You'll receive the article typically within a few days or possibly sooner. For articles, you'll get an email with a prompt to log-in to your Interlibrary Loan account to access the account.
There is also linksource. Basically, you'll see a Linksource Link. If you click on that and don't get the article, you should see prompts for Interlibrary Loan. We also have video tutorials for Linksource and Interlibrary Loan available:
In terms of located psychology articles, try searching PsycInfo:
If you need the articles right away (and ILL isn't fast enough), try narrowing your search to "linked full-text". You could also try "Science Direct - Psychology". Here's a link that's available through our Psychology Libguide:
You could also try searching for psychology articles through some multi-disciplinary databases such as Academic Search Complete. A link to Academic Search Complete is also available through our Psychology Libguide:
If you need any additional help with searching, please let us know.