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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:

  • Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 600 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
  • World Geography and Culture Online: Provides maps, images, and the ability to compare demographic information from different countries

If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:

Organizing Books By Subject
SUBJECT CALL NUMBER HEADING
Psychology BF
Family. Marriage. Women. HQ
Communities. Classes. Races. HV
Social Pathology. Criminology. HV
Education (general) L

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!


Published Jul 16, 2009 (Updated Feb 3, 2014)


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