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Psychology Resources


Books give you comprehensive information, context, and a history of topics and people. Subject searches will give more focused results than keyword searches.

Subject headings for popular psychology topics:

  • Attachment behavior
  • Attitude (Psychology)
  • Behavior genetics
  • Genetic psychology
  • Influence (Psychology)
  • Observation (Psychology)
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Human behavior
  • Developmental psychology
  • Attention
  • Educational psychology
  • Self-acceptance
  • Parapsychology
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Habit
  • Memory
  • Thought and thinking
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)

Reference Works

Reference works are dictionaries and encyclopedias - use them to find definitions and summaries.

Do a subject search with:

  • "Psychology - Encyclopedias"
  • "Psychology - Dictionaries"

The Library has psychological references related to emotions, multicultural psychology, human development, school psychology, health and behavior, learning and memory, women and gender, stress, violence and peace.

Journal articles

Journal articles provide information about current research, news and opinion on all psychology topics.

Use these indexes and databases to find scholarly journal articles:

Subject Area: Psychology
Full Text: Full text available
Description: The database covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology.

Psychology (Sage)
Subject Area: Psychology
Coverage: 2005 - 2008
Full Text: yes
Description: Full text of 31 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, with focus on psychology.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)
Subject Area: Psychology
Full Text: Full text available
Description: Provides access to 500 psychology journals.

PsycINFO (EBSCOhost)
Subject Area: Psychology
Full Text: No
Description: All fields of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law.

Subject Area: Sciences, Health, Social Sciences, Psychology, Business, Economics
Full Text: No
Description: The world's largest abstract and indexing database, offering access to 14,200 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 international publishers.

Web Resources

Web Resources provide a variety of material to supplement your research.

American Psychological Association
This website contains current news, information about topics and a special student section which includes information about correct use of APA style, suggested books, ethics, law, research and testing.

APA Diagnostic Classification DSM-IV-TR
Clinical definitions of many common mental illnesses.

Association for Psychological Science
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology.  This site focuses on research news.

Classics in the History of Psychology
Developed by Christopher D. Green of York University, Toronto, Canada. 

Encyclopedia of Psychology
A collection of web sites organized by topic. 

National Institute of Mental Health
Federal government research agency with reliable information about mental health disorders and statistics including obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, post traumatic stress, social phobia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism,  bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and  schizophrenia. 

Psychology Matters
Offshoot of the APA, “ is a web-based compendium of psychological research that demonstrates the application and value of psychological science in our everyday lives.”

Research Randomizer
“Free service offered to students and researchers interested in conducting random assignment and random sampling.” 

Scholarly Psychology Resources on the Web
Collection of scholarly web sites organized by topic created by Russell A. Dewey, PhD. 

The Stanford Prison Experiment
Official web site by Philip Zimbardo describing one of the most infamous and shocking psychological experiments.

Compiled by Linda Wadas, Collection Management Librarian ( )