Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Article Finding--Law and Psychology

Important legal research is carried on at the intersection of law and human behavior. Where can you find authoritative articles from a psychological perspective on topics such as jury bias, false confessions, negotiation dynamics, domestic violence, and informed consent? Two great resources are PsychINFO and PsycARTICLES, databases made available by the Axinn Library to all Hofstra students. Both are products of the American Psychological Association. PsycINFO is broader in scope, with citations and summaries for over 3 million articles and comprehensive coverage from the 1880's to the present. Many are available in full-text PDF, and others can be accessed by "Journal Finder" links leading to the full-text article in other Hofstra databases. PsycARTICLES provides full-text PDF articles from 78 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields, including all American Psychological Association journals, with coverage from 1894 to the present.

To access these databases, click on "Research Databases" at this Hofstra University libraries web page. You will be directed to the Hofstra portal login page. PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES are listed under Psychology/Health/Medicine in the subject list of databases.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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