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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. 

  • PsycArticles: Access to 110 journals from 1894 to the present
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Access to more than 500 full-text journals that contain information about psychology 
  • Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 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 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics.

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

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 books in the Reference section and in the main stacks:

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5:  The classic reference on mental illness from the American Psychiatric Association  Ref  RC455.2.C4 D536 2013 
  • Encyclopedia of Human Emotions: Two volumes that contain alphabetical entries on emotions and emotional development, along with an index BF 531 .E55 1999
  • Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology: A two-volume set of alphabetized articles on parapsychology and extrasensory perception  BF 1407 .E52 1996

 FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

  • 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

 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: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
  • KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
  • Guide to the MLA style:The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
  • Guide for the APA style: 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!

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