Finding original or reprints of original articles
For scholarly articles about the Hierarchy of Needs theory, we have several sets that might be of value. I would recommend PsycInfo and ProQuest Psychology Journals – for example, try this sample search in PsycInfo, limited to full text articles.
Another excellent database is JSTOR, which includes articles that came out at around the same time as Maslow was working (1940s and 1950s). In any of these databases, try searching for these words to start out:
maslow AND hierarchy of needs
And then add words to find more specific topics, such as:
maslow AND hierarchy of needs AND self actualization
If you need Maslow’s theory in his own words, we do have Maslow’s book, Motivation and Personality, in the library at the call number BF199 .M3. Try this search for articles written by Maslow himself (note that a lot of them will require using interlibrary loan).
Interlibrary loan works very quickly for articles, but you would be unlikely to get a book in the time frame you need it. If you need more information, every psychology database we subscribe to is listed on this LibGuide.
Let me know if I can be of any assistance in your search.