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Clinical Psychology : Getting Started

Welcome to the library!

Welcome to the Fielding library! This guide is intended to help familiarize you with our resources and offer guidance on searching for materials related to Clinical Psychology.  Be sure to explore each of the tabs along the top of the screen, and remember you are always welcome to contact our librarians for assistance:

Quick Reference Guides

These short guides include screenshot tutorials of how to accomplish various tasks in Fielding's library.

Be sure to view all of our Quick Tip Documents and Quick Tip Videos under the 'Help' tab of the library services page.

Using FASTsearch

FASTsearch is the tool in Fielding's library which allows you to search most, but not all, of our database content at once. The video on this page will help you learn how to run a basic search and filter your results.  Click on the 'advanced' tab above to watch the video about advanced searching and saving your results. 

Curious to know which databases are and are not included? There a links to complete lists in the 'Search' column of our main library website.

This tutorial will explain how to use filters on the FASTsearch results page to refine your search.

View the tutorial materials below to learn about using the Advanced search features of FASTsearch.


This video will show you how to temporarily and permanently save searches in FASTsearch

Locating Journals and eBooks

To search for a journal or eBook, follow the 'Journals, books and databases' link from the library website. To locate articles, use FASTsearch, databases, or search within a particular journal.  The short video tutorial below will show how to search for journals and eBooks by title.

Contact us




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More Search Help

Check out our Research Guide on Library Research Methods. It covers:

1.     Basics - Tips for formulating a good search strategy and using Boolean logic.

2.     Intermediate - Learn how to use quotation marks, the asterisk, and proximity operators to make your searches faster and more effective.

3.     Advanced - Delve into the complex world of citation searching and journal rankings to uncover hidden connections.

4.     Journal Rankings - Find out which journals are the top journals in your field.