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PSYC380: Psychopathology

Review the Literature

After you develop your research questions, it's time to search the literature. Below are subject specific databases that are your best bets for finding articles about psychopathology. 

First, build your search strategy.

  • Use the rows to search for the multiple concepts of your research question. 
  • One each row, search for synonyms or related terms for each concept. Connect the synonyms with the word OR. 

Second, use the database filters.

  • Select "Peer Reviewed" to limit to scholarly articles
  • In databases such as APA PsycINFO, use the age group filter to limit to research studies that include the population you're studying. 

Screen shot of search using two concepts and selecting the peer reviewed option in APA PsycInfo

Screen shot of the age group filter in APA PsycInfo


Scholarly Articles