Search the library databases using specific keywords or short phrases. Use AND to connect 2 or more different keywords. Quotations around two or more words will find the exact phrase.
- Search example: teratogens AND "birth defects"
- Search example: teratogen AND fetus
Refine Your Results
In most databases, the results page gives you options to further refine the list of results (look to either the left or right side of the page). These options include Full Text, published date, document type, etc.
- Always select Full Text to make sure only full articles appear in the list of results.
- Limit the publication date to articles from the last 10 years, except for articles that are written by the psychologist whose theories you are researching. These are articles may be much older than 10 years but are valuable sources of information.
The following are recommending databases for finding articles and information about teratogens: