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Online Encyclopedias

Key Databases

  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.

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Other Resources

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sage Premier Journals
    Thousands of full text, peer-reviewed journal articles on psychology topics.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Multidisciplinary database with over 800 psychology-related periodicals, most peer-reviewed, some full text.
  • BioMed Central
    Open access scholarly journals with coverage of the biological and neurological aspects of behavior and the brain. Free registration required.
  • National Library of Medicine databases:
    MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central. For more information on these three resources, please click here.

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).