Environment, Psychology and Action

Course Number: PS383

Subject: Psychology

Big idea: Deep web

  • Surface web: The region of the Internet that anyone with Internet connect can access for free
  • Deep web: The region of the Internet that requires passwords or subscriptions to access. By some estimates, the deep web is 400 times larger than the surface web

Academic search engines

Generic academic search engines for deep academic web

Specialized academic search engines, also know as databases

Psychology Search Engines

PsycINFO provides citations, most with abstracts, to journal articles, dissertations, reports, English-language book chapters and books, and other scholarly documents in the field of psychology as well as citations relevant for medicine, education, social work, law, criminology and organizational behaviour.

Search tips
  • Phrase operators
    • Put a phrase in double qoutes
    • "climate change": will search article records for the whole phrase "climate change"
  • Wildcard operator
    • communi*: searches for words starting with "communi". Will return "community" or "communities"
  • OR operator
    • "climate change" OR "global warming": Will search for articles with either the phrase "climate change" or "global warming"
    • This is great when you aren't sure which phrase or word might be used.
  • AND operator
    • "climate change" AND "global warming": Will search for articles with both the phrase "climate change" AND "global warming"
  • Proximity
    • garden NEAR/3 community: searches for articles where garden and community are within 3 words of each other

Indigenous search engines

Environment Search Engines

GreenFILE offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Some Online Journals

Books & eBooks

 

How to cite in APA?

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