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Databases & Indexes
We have several databases available that index and abstract journal articles, books, and dissertations. Some provide full-text articles. For articles not available full-text, you will need to check our serials list to determine if we own the journal the article is found in. If we don’t carry it, you can request the article through inter-library loan. Forms are available near the index tables or fill out the form on our website.
PsycARTICLES The APA Full-Text Article Database (PsycARTICLES) contains the full text of articles from APA journals and selected EPF (Educational Publishing Foundation) journals, most from 1988 to the present. Off-campus access is not available.
Social Sciences Index– Found on the index tables, this print resource indexes hundreds of periodicals in the social sciences. R 016.3 S678s INDEX TABLES
A good starting point is the reference section of the library, which will provide outlines on various topics. Some good sources to consult are the following:
APA Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology.Washington: American Psychological Association, 2009. R 150.3 C744a
Craighead, W. Edward and Charles B. Nemeroff. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001. R 150.3 C826c v.1-4 2001
Francis, Allen. DSM-IV Guidebook. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1995. R 616.89075 F815d
Frank, Robert G., ed. Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. American Psychological Association: Washington, 2010. R 616.0019 H236fr 2nd ed.
Kastenbaum, Robert Ed. Encyclopedia of Adult Development. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1993. R 155.6 E56e
Lerner, Richard and Laurence Steinberg eds. Handbook of Adolescent Psychology. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2004. http://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=111587
Matsumoto, David, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2009. R 150.3 C178ma
Nathan, Peter E. ed. Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. R 150.198 O98sn
Zedek, Sheldon, ed. APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. American Psychological Association: Washington, 2011. R 158.7 A639ze
Key Internet Sites
American Psychological Association APA PsychNet: Homepage of the American Psychological Association with information about the association, its publications, education and career guidance as well as general information on psychology.
American Psychological Society:Includes links to other psychology-related resources.
Mental Health Net: This guide to mental health, psychology and psychiatry resources covers information on disorders; such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic fatigue syndrome, substance abuse, and other addictions; professional resources in psychology; psychiatry and social work; journals; and self-help magazines.
National Institute of Mental Health: The NIMH's website includes information on mental disorders, their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Psych Central: Annotated and rated directory of psychology and mental health resources on the Internet
Social Psychology Network: Links to more than 5,000 psychology-related resources.
If you need any help finding or using any of these resources, or are having trouble finding information on your topic, please do not hesitate to ask for help.