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PS 315 Sports Psychology

Professor Dave Landers

Instruction Librarian: Kristen Hindes
Office: Library 205
Phone: 802.654.2590
Reference Desk Phone: 802.654.2405


RefWorks allows you to create bibliographies, import references from online databases, and organize your references in folders. Initial sign up for an account must be done on campus.

Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters and book literature in psychology and related disciplines
Journal coverage is 1887-present from over 2200 periodicals in 27 languages
Book coverage is 1987-present, English language material only
Over 2.5 million citations

SPORTDiscus with Full Text 
Full text coverage of sport, fitness, medicine, health and related disciplines. This database adds 375 unique journal titles (back to 1985) to the SMC Library collection. 

ProQuest Psychology Journals
Access to 620 psychology publications, with over 520 titles available in full text. Includes 4,000 full text dissertations.  Dissertation content is available for the years spanning 2000 through 2005.


Quick Search

This allows you to search across several of the library's databases from one interface. The Psychology Quick Search includes the following databases: ERIC, MEDLINE, PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO, SocINDEX with Full Text, ProQuest Psychology Journals, Library Catalog, ScienceDirect, Academic Search Premier, SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Going beyond keyword searching--Using the Thesaurus or Subject Searching



  • controlled vocabulary that helps you find the descriptors (subject headings) for your search terms
  • hierarchy that permits searching various levels--broader, narrower, and related
  • for example:


Limiting your search (Refine Search)

  • Year
  • Population
  • Age group
  • Language

Database access

  • SMC page
  • Library
  • Databases OR Research by Subject/Psychology
  • PsycINFO

Getting to the article

  • Full text
  • Check for full text
  • Check library catalog
  • Request Interlibrary Loan, MIKENET login required

Combining Search Terms--Boolean operators




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