Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Where Psychology Meets Law

Some of the most interesting legal topics are found at the intersection of law and human behavior--jury bias, criminal profiles, the credibility of witnesses, domestic violence, false confessions, and the dynamics of negotiation, to name a few. Finding authoritative articles on law-related topics in psychology is easy with PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, research databases provided by the Axinn Library to all Hofstra students. Both are products of the American Psychological Association (APA). PsycINFO is broader in scope, offering over 2 million article summaries and citations with international coverage, from 1887 to the present. Search results are linked through Hofstra Libraries' “Journal Finder” feature to full-text databases and to print journal information for quick access to the complete articles. PsycARTICLES provides full-text PDF articles from 57 American Psychological Association and allied journals, with coverage from 1985 to the present. Links to both databases are found on the Axinn Library “Research Databases” page.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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