When looking at a record in PsycINFO to try to determine if the resource you're looking at is a primary, research-based, source, it's important to check to see if the article is an empirical study. Look for the "methodology" field of the record.
If there is an indication that the resource you're looking at is an Empirical Study then you know that it's research-based, and is a primary, research-based, source.
If your article is not available at Collins Library, you've got another option for getting a hold of it. Use our Interlibrary Loan service.
Go directly to Interlibrary Loan and manually enter the information about the article you're requesting, or, if you're using a database, look for a link to request the article which will automatically fill out the request form for you.
Allow at least a week for the article to come, although often they come more quickly than that. You'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived.
PsycINFO is the primary tool used by psychologists to find information related to all aspects of psychology.
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA) it identifies scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations, and is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Ninety-nine percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed.