Google Scholar can be a powerful tool for locating literature on your topic but it also has limitations. Keep these pros and cons in mind when working with Google Scholar.
As useful as Google Scholar can be in locating relevant literature, at some point, you are likely to outgrow it and find that you need a way to refine your search to bring mack more relevant results. This is a good time to transition to a database that specializes in psychology research.
The following databases are the best bets for finding psychology literature.
If you have a topic that is interdisciplinary in nature (for example, topics in school psychology, forensic psychology, or industrial psychology) you may want to explore our multidisciplinary databases.
The following databases are the best bets for multidisciplinary research in the behavioral sciences: