Try Our Databases
Education Source This link opens in a new window
Peer-reviewed articles, books, and other articles on all levels of education (from early childhood to higher education). A good place to start your search.
ERIC This link opens in a new window
Includes scholarly and practical sources (journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers, and dissertations). You can even search by specific age/grade!
Disability in the Modern World This link opens in a new window
Primary and secondary text and video sources in the area of disability studies.
PsycARTICLES This link opens in a new window
Full text journal articles published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations, back to volume 1, issue 1 for most titles. Covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology.
PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
Produced by the American Psychological Association, this resource contains peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.
For more help, watch the library's PsycINFO tutorials on keyword searching
and subject heading searching.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection This link opens in a new window
Essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.
Or Use Google Scholar to Access WCU Resources
Let Google Scholar know you should have access to WCU resources by:
Click on the menu ()in the upper left on the Google Scholar homepage.
Choose Setting from the menu that appears.
Click on Library Links from the left menu.
Search for West Chester University, then click on the box next to the result that says West Chester University Libraries-- Find-It @WCU, and select Save.
After you have done this, look for links that say either Find-It @ WCU or Check Availability @ WCU, to see if full text is available through WCU.
Requesting an Article that WCU Doesn't Have
If you click on Check Availability and WCU doesn't have it, you can request the article by:
- Logging in, if you haven't already done so.
- Clicking on the ILLiad for Articles link
- Logging in to your ILLiad account (you'll need to create an account if it's your first time using the service - look for the First Time Users Click Here link).
- A page with the articles information now appears. Verify the information is correct, and then click on Submit.
- When the article is available, you'll receive an email. It usually takes 2-3 business days.