Search for both print books and ebooks at the same time and then filter your search if you want only a specific type of item such as an ebook that you can read online. See Search Tip 2 included below to learn about filtering.
Searching the Discovery database will search for all formats (print book, ebook, articles, etc.). You can also go directly to one of our ebook collections to search as well. It's up to you!
Find the Discovery database on the Library Home Page (link below) by choosing under the tab. The search box labeled on the Library Home Page will also search the Discovery database.
Subject specific databases provide content for a particular discipline, such as Psychology. These databases typically provide comprehensive coverage of scholarly literature (book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, dissertations, reports, papers, etc.) as well as discipline specific ways of searching the database. For instance, a Psychology researcher would like to be able to filter a search based on the methodology of the research being presented, the age group(s) being studied, the population group(s) being studied, etc.; whereas an English Literature researcher would be interested in searching for literature during a particular time period, literature of a particular country, etc. As a graduate student, it is highly recommended that you search a subject specific database such as PsycINFO in order to assure that you are comprehensively searching the literature of your discipline.
General research databases (such as our Discovery database) typically provide content from many disciplines and do not cover any discipline as comprehensively as a subject specific database.
HOW TO ACCESS THE PSYCHOLOGY DATABASES:
Find the Psychology databases on the Library Home Page (link below) by choosing Databases under the Find Items link
Click the Databases tab located above the search box in the center of the Library Home Page, and then choose Psychology from the Subjects drop box choices.
After following either of these routes, you should see a list of Psychology databases to choose from
Databases specifically for research available through Darling Library for Hope International University faculty, students and staff.
Access to library research databases, electronic books, and online articles in journals are restricted to current HIU students, staff, and faculty. You must login with your HIU email and password to use them.