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PSYC 250: Developmental Psychology

Fall 2020 - Professor Kathleen Galotti

Finding Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

There are two ways to get to the Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development; the library has access through multiple databases. You should be able to use the links below to get access to any issue you need. JSTOR offers access to older issues, Wiley (the publisher) offers access to newer issues -- see note below about access through Wiley to 1990-1996 volumes.  

1936 - 6 years prior to today (starting with vol. 1)

1990 - current

  • Access through Wiley (pdf of articles)

    NOTE: for issues from 1990-1996, when you click on an article, you will see the following. Please click on Use Token.

Other access: 1999 - 1 year prior to today

Finding Articles

Cited Reference Searching in Google Scholar

"Cited By"

Works the cited a particular original work.

  1. Search for a topic or work in Google Scholar
  2. Click the "cited by" link under a relevant result
  3. The resulting works will all cite the first work


Works the cite many of the same things that a particular work cites.

  1. Search for a topic or work in Google Scholar
  2. Click the "Related Articles" link under a relevant result
  3. The resulting works will cite one or more articles that the first work cited

Searching within a result list

  1. Checking the "search within citing items" box at the top of the result list and then entering a new search.


Cited Reference Searching in Web of Science

"Cited By"

Works the cited a particular original work.

  1. In the Web of Science, select the "Cited Reference Search" Tab

  2. Fill in the author and publication date information exactly as described in the examples provided in those search boxes (typically the "cited Work" field isn't very useful since these get abbreviated so many different ways)
  3. On the next page(s), select all the entries that could be citations for the work you are searching for
  4. Click "Finish Search at the bottom of the page.
  5. The resulting works will all cite the work you searched for.


Works the cite many of the same things that a particular work cites.

  1. Open up an interesting article in Web of Science
  2. Look in the left-hand information box for a link to "View Related Records"
  3. The resulting works will cite one or more articles that the first work cited.

Search Within

  1. After doing a search, look at the right-hand column on the search result page.
  2. Enter new search terms in the "Refine Results" box.

Find a Specific Article

Article citations generally have an author's name, an article title (in quotation marks), a journal title (in italics), volume and issue numbers, a year of publication, and page numbers.

citation example

  1. Use the Journals List to see if we have access to the Journal (the name in italics) you need, and that we have access to the year you need. (You may also want to search the Wiley Online Library, since we have access to that collection through a different system.)
  2. If we don't have the journal you need, order the article via Interlibrary Loan and we'll get it to you from another library as quickly as possible (generally a few days to a week).

There are two options you can try in addition to the tried and true links above:

Subject and topic searching

Think about the following to brainstorm what subjects or keywords you might use to search Web of Science and PsycINFO:

  • When you read your monograph, what were you still curious about?
  • Was there something missing from the monograph or commentary that you'd like to know?
  • Is there a different perspective that would help you discuss your monograph?

Use the keywords and subjects you get from answering those questions to find articles on those subjects in Web of Science and PsycINFO.

How do I get that article?

Many of the databases listed to the right only give you the citation and abstract of the article. So if you've found a perfect article, how do you get to the full text?

Direct links to full text

Some of the databases will give you links to the full text of some articles. If you find a link to the full text, use it! If the link isn't there, it doesn't mean that we don't have the article, just that the database doesn't know if we have it.

Find It!

The easiest way to find out if we have an article is the Find It! button that should appear in most of our databases. The Find It! button searches Carleton and St. Olaf, and lets you know if we have the article, and if so, how to find it. If it's online, click the link to the full text. If it's in print, click the link to the catalog to find the call number for the journal. If the journal is at St. Olaf, use the Request button to have it be sent to you.

Journals list

If you don't see the Find It! button, you can still check our journals list. Note down the Journal Title (not the article title), the year, issue, and page number of the article. Search the journals list for the journal title. If it comes up on the list, click the title of the journal to see all the places we have the journal, and which years are covered. Different places may cover different years, so pay attention to those dates. Follow links to get to the online full text, or go to the catalog for the call number of the print journal.


CrossRef is the official site that links the DOI (Document Object Identifier) to the full text of the article. Enter the DOI in the box, and it will point you to the article, usually at the publisher's website.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar indexes scholarly content on the Internet. If you search for the title of an article, you may find it available on multiple sites, some of which provide free access. It will also point you to the publisher's site.

InterLibrary Loan

If we don't have access to the article, you can request it through InterLibrary Loan. From the Find It page, if no copies are available, click "Request Document via ILLiad". You'll have to log in with your Carleton username and password, and then the form should be filled out for you. Articles will be scannned by the lending library and sent to you electronically. Articles often arrive in 2-3 days, but it can take longer. You can also submit a request manually through ILLiad.