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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- PsycArticles: Access to more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals--48 published by the APA and 11 from allied organizations--that were published from 1894 to the present
- Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Access to nearly 400 full-text journals that contain information about psychology
- Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles
- Psychology Collection: Access to nearly 500 full-text periodicals covering all fields of psychology. Covers the study of the mind, emotions and how the human body develops and diminishes over time
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
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|Family. Marriage. Women.
|Communities. Classes. Races.
|Social Pathology. Criminology.
You also might try these reference books:
- Handbook of Psychology: A 12-volume set, organized by topic, that presents in-depth articles on psychology, along with a subject index and a list of professional organizations Ref BF 121 .H1995 2003
- Magills’ Encyclopedia of Social Sciences--Psychology: A four-volume set that presents more than 400 articles with lists of key concepts about psychology and includes resources for further research Ref BF 31 .M33 2003
- The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences: Four volumes that cover over 1200 topics related to psychology, along with subject and author indexes Ref BF 31 .E52 2001
- Dictionary of Psychology: Presents concise definitions of more than 10,000 terms, concepts, or central figures related to psychology Ref BF 31 .C65 2001
- Encyclopedia of Psychology: An eight-volume set that provides overviews of major figures and ideas in psychology and offers bibliographies and an index Ref BF 31 .E52 2000
- Encyclopedia of Human Emotions: Two volumes that contain alphabetical entries on emotions and emotional development, along with an index Ref BF 531 .E55 1999
- Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology: A two-volume set of alphabetized articles on parapsychology and extrasensory perception Ref BF 1407 .E52 1996
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- APA Online: Psychology Topics: Presents overviews of mental health disorders and psychological issues from the American Psychological Association, organized by topic
- National Institute of Mental Health: Provides governmental data on mental health issues, including information on clinical trials and news releases
- Psychiatric Times: Presents articles on psychology, organized by topic, along with news stories, clinical scales, and webcasts, and is edited by doctors and psychologists
- Psychiatric Glossary of Terms: Presents brief definitions of terms often used in psychiatry, maintained by a publisher of medical journals
- Classics in the History of Pyschology: Offers the full-text of important public-domain articles and documents that shaped the study of psychology, indexed by topic or by author
- Internet Mental Health:Contains overviews of the diagnosis and treatments of several mental health disorders, organized by topic and maintained by a physician
- Mental Help Net: Provides articles, topic overviews, news stories related to psychology, and podcasts from counselors
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Journal of Experimental Psychology
- Psychology Today
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!