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  • PsycINFO
    American Psychological Association resource for abstracts, with links to some full text, of scholarly articles, books, and dissertations. Largest resource of peer-reviewed literature from 1887 to the present.

    PsycINFO Search Tips: In Advanced Search use APA Classification Codes (PDF version) OR APA Methodology Field Values (PDF version) for more precise search results.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
    (Social Science Full Text) Coverage of journals across all the social sciences, with an easy-to-navigate interface and sophisticated searching tools.
  • Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
    Classic encyclopedia for psychology, updated in 2010 and now searchable and browsable online.

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Other Relevant Databases

  • Science Direct
    Our largest database for the sciences and social sciences, including psychology, providing full text access to scholarly journals often unavailable on other databases.
    American Psychological Association source of full text peer-reviewed scholarly articles in psychology with more than 140,000 articles published by the APA, and its allied organizations.
  • Encyclopedia of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
    Key encyclopedia for understanding group behavior and interactions. Covers small groups and large scale corporate or international relations. Strong coverage of theories, leadership, techniques, anxiety, discrimination, and group pressures.
  • ProQuest Social Sciences databases
    Search across 11 databases in ProQuest that relate to the social sciences: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, Sociological Abstracts, GenderWatch, ProQuest Criminal Justice, ProQuest Research Library Social Sciences, etc. Some full text included.
  • Health Reference Center
    Database drawing from a wide range of health-related encyclopedias, offers good coverage of psychological disorders.
  • Sage Premier Journals
    Thousands of full text, peer-reviewed journal articles on psychology topics.
  • ERIC via Ebsco
    Education Resource Information Center, a full text database providing access to educational research, with coverage of the psychology of education, learning disabilities and related fields.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Multidisciplinary database with over 800 psychology-related periodicals, most peer-reviewed, some full text.
  • MEDLINE (PubMed)
    Search nearly 17 million records covering medical literature from 1948-Present. Limited full text. Also available fromFirstSearch.
  • BioMed Central
    Open access scholarly journals with coverage of the biological and neurological aspects of behavior and the brain. Free registration required.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Social Sciences
    Over 750,000 downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including psychology.

Citing Sources

  • APA Style Guide
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool, Zotero can help you keep all of your citation information together and generate a bibliography for you.


Books on psychology have call numbers in the 100's and 600's. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room. All other books are on the upper floor (100's - right, 600's - left).


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