Literature Search Resources
The Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) Archive database provides access to foundational psychodynamic monographs, journals and video used in several classes for both the graduate school and fellowship programs, and is available for individually directed research. It has a 3-5 year embargo on current journal content. Populi account login required
Recommended other Sites
The select journal and dissertation search databases include articles and research on child and adolescent mental health. Though many articles found in PubMed, Eric, Google Scholar or Semantic Scholar will not be freely available as full-text, they will give you a feel for the scope of publishing on a topic that might provide direction for deeper investigation.
Directories of Open Source Literature
Open Dissertations and Theses Sources
Key Words & the form of author names change results
Key Words Generation:
Alternative words for the same concept will sometime yield vastly different results, especially from different time periods and places (think youth, teen, teenager, adolescent, young adult). Only using the words you already have might not be enough to catch significant contributions to the field.
Narrowing and Broadening approaches to searches:
Conduct Multiple searches
One is not enough.
Document your Search strategies
As you search, write down (or copy and paste) the key words and sites you are using so that you can either not duplicate work, or duplicate it at need to see if there have been any updates to available content.
Come back to it later
Break up search sessions so that they do not turn into endless rabbit holes
About the Pep ARchive
The Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) Archive database is used to provide access to foundational psychodynamic texts for several classes for both the graduate school and fellowship programs, as well as for individually directed research.
PEP archive scope of Content
Accessing the Pep Archive
Once you are enrolled in or contracted to teach classes, a Reiss-Davis Populi account will be created for you. This account will provide access to course materials, as well as the online library catalog (a work in progress), which hosts a link page through which you will gain link-authenticated access to the PEP archive.
https://reissdavis.populiweb.com/router/library/links/index (Populi login required)
Using the Pep ARchive
Learn how to spot or filter by full text on various sites
Recommended sites that offer a filter by full text:
Ways to spot full text on some sites:
Sites that only offer full-text results (open source literature searches):
Look for Publisher paywalled content in institutional and academic repositories
See if an author is posting to Globally Scholarly Repository Sites (free memberships available):
Search for an author/article in google in general and see if they/it are hosted on a university or institution's website.
To limit google search results to things posted as pdf's, either select that option in google advanced search, or type your <Keywords/article title/author name> plus <filetype:pdf> into the google search bar. To limit to an educational site, also add <site:.edu>,
Visit institutions that allow the public to access their databases
!!!Once the pandemic is over
For those non-full text articles that are not available through student PEP archive access nor the Reiss-Davis Library, a visit to the library of your local public university is recommended (UCLA is the closest to campus). Use their on-campus public access terminals to get full text access to their journal databases.
Note: due to current policy, as of Spring 2017 you will only be able to Print articles you wish to keep for future use, not save or email. See UCLA print procedure and fees. Check for the availability of specific journals using the particular university's online library catalog before you visit.
If you wish to borrow on-shelf books from a UC Library, an annual fee will apply.
Contact the Author
Decide when to pay for access
Deciding to Pay for access:
Book Recommendations oN Literature searches coming soon