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Reference Resources

Access Library Sources

Can't find the full text?

If you've found a great article or book in a database, our catalog, or cited in another source, but you can't seem to find the full text, try the methods below.

Find the Journal

If you have a citation to an article, choose Journals and type the journal title into the library catalog to find out what years of the journal are available at PSU.

Find it in Google Scholar

If you have the citation to an article, search by the title in Google Scholar. Links to full text from PSU or on the Internet will appear to the right side of the results list.

Get it via InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

If you need a book or article that PSU does not have, you can request it through InterLibrary Loan.  

This service is free to all PSU students, faculty, and staff.

  • Go to the InterLibrary Loan Page.
  • Create Request and choose the material type you want, then fill out the request form.
  • Alternatively, If you find the source in the catalog, Request Item through Interlibrary Loan under "Access Options" on the right side.
  • Articles are delivered to your InterLibrary loan account in PDF format, usually in 2-5 business days.
  • Books are delivered to Lamson and can be picked up at the information desk in 1-2 weeks.

Find Journal Articles

In one of these library databases

Find Books



Most books on Psychology are located in the BF section on the Lower Level.

  • Psychological tests and testing BF176-176.5 
  • Experimental Psychology BF180-198.7
  • Consciousness, Cognition BF 309-499
  • Motivation BF501-505
  • Psychology of Sex BF692-692.5 
  • Personality BF698-698.9
  • Occult Sciences BF 1404-2055

Search Dissertations

APA Citation Style

Citation Managers

Citation Managers


Create a My EBSCOHost Account

Using a MyEBSCOhost Account

You have your own account to save (and find again!) those terrific articles you found. You can also save search terms, or create an alert for new articles available with your search terms.

To access your account:

  • Access an EBSCO database, like Academic Search Premier.
  • Click the Sign In link in the horizontal green menu along the top of your screen.
  • A yellow MY will appear on the EBSCOhost logo when you are logged in.
  • To access previously saved articles, click the Folder link in the horizontal green menu.


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