Research Guide: Psychology

Background Information

More books about psychology and psychiatry can be found on the fourth floor, in sections BF and RC.

21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook Online only
American Psychological Association Dictionary of Psychology REF BF 31. A 65 2007
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology REF HM 251. B 476 1995
Dictionary of Psychology Online only
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-V REF RC 455.2 C 4 D 54 2013
Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology REF LB 1050.9 E 63 2008
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior REF BF 31. E 5 1994
Encyclopedia of Human Emotions REF BF 531. E 55 1999
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology REF HF 5548.8 E 498 2007
Encyclopedia of Psychology REF BF 31. E 52 2000
Encyclopedia of Social Psychology REF HM 1007. E 53 2007
Handbook of Child Psychology REF BF 721. H 242 2006
Handbook of Psychology REF BF 121. H 1955 2003
Oxford Companion to the Mind REF BF 31. O 94 2004
Research in Psychology: A Practical Guide to Methods and Statistics REF BF 76.5 D 94 2007

Journal Articles

Academic Search Ultimate

This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any psychological or sociological topic, from mental illness to developmental psychology to group dynamics.


JSTOR is a journal archive that contains older psychology journal articles as far back as the late nineteenth century (1800s). It can even locate articles written by Freud, Jung, Piaget, Skinner, and more.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Mental Measurements Yearbook is a guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. The MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY provides coverage from Volume 1 (1938) to the present.


Created by the American Psychological Association, this database contains scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles from top psychology journals.


PsycINFO is another great psychology database. It can be used to locate even more scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on any topic in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

This psychology database focuses more on the behavioral, emotional, and developmental aspects of psychology.

Web Resources

Encyclopedia of Psychology

This is an online directory of biographies, psychological theories, and neurology.

Mental Health & Psychology Resources Online (Psych Central)

The oldest annotated directory of mental health resources for professionals and consumers on the Internet. Every resource listed in this website has been reviewed.

National Institute of Mental Health

The NIMH is a governmental agency that conducts and supports research nationwide on mental illness and mental health. This site contains information about NIMH, as well as information on a variety of topics on mental health and disorders.

Psych Web

Psych Web contains psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology.


This excellent gateway will take those interested in psychology to a wide variety of Internet resources. This site is split into two parts: Psychological Scholars and Budding Psychological Scholars. This second section links students to course-related resources, online research, and information about careers in psychology.

Social Psychology Network

This page contains professional organizations within psychology. This site focuses mainly on general psychology and social psychology in the first section. The final section includes web sites with links to other specialty areas within psychology and links to psychology societies outside of the United States.

People & Organizations

American Psychoanalytic Association

This page includes information of the professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. Information on literature, public information, programs, meetings, fellowship and membership.

American Psychological Association

Provides links to a wealth of information and resources on this organization, electronic publications, APA help center, education and student information, practice, public interest, membership and science

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