Background Information

  • Oxford Bibliographies Online helps you identify some of the most important and influential scholarship across a variety of academic disciplines, including Psychology.
    • Use the 'Browse by Subject' to see an alphabetical list of entries within each subject area. The basic search at the top will search all subjects, or use the Advanced Search to create a custom search within one or more subject areas. 
  • Annual Reviews series offers authoritative syntheses of the primary research literature in 46 academic fields.
    • Use the 'Journals A-Z' option in the top menu to browse specific academic fields, and you can then browse each journal, looking at the Current Volume or All Volumes. The advanced search screen offers keyword searching, including ways to select certain titles, limit to particular disciplines, and narrow by date.
    • If you find a review that seems on point, but rather dated (10 years or so), try searching for it (or any of the works cited) in Google Scholar. Then follow the “cited by” links to discover something more recent.