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A-Z and Subject Databases: Psychology

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 For some research, books are still the way to go. For example, encyclopedias and handbooks are good for brief, reliable information about psychological theories or instruments. A few books from the Reference section are listed below; contact a librarian, check the UNO Library's online catalog, or browse the Reference section (try call numbers starting with BF or RC) for more.


Title Call Number  
Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology Online Hundreds of articles about important psychological topics, including biographies, information about theories and experiments, and applications of psychology.
APA Publication Manual BF 76.7 .P83 2001 Find out how to format and provide citations for papers in Psychology and many other subjects. Some of the content is also available online at the APA Style Page.
Biographical Dictionary of Psychologists BF 109 .A1 B56 1997 With information about a wide variety of psychologists, this book contains birth and death dates, information about education and awards, and bibliographies of both the psychologist's important works and others' writings about them.
Handbook of Psychology BF 121 .H1955 Encyclopedic work includes overviews of many topics in Psychology, including history, research methods, and many different areas of Psychology (such as Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, etc.).
DSM-IV-TR RC 455.2 .C4 D54 2000 The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Volume IV - Text Revision is the current standard classification of mental disorders. It includes descriptions and diagnostic codes across the spectrum of mental disorders. 


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When I find a citation or abstract, how do I get to the full article?

You can always look it up in the iLink, the UNO Library Catalog. Search for the journal title (make sure to use the journal title, not the article title!) to see if UNO has an online or print subscription. If we have a subscription, your search results will give you a link to the ejournal, a list of print issues on the shelf, or both.
As a shortcut, if the database record you are looking at has a link that says “Check LinkSource for more information”, follow that link to have the above steps done for you – you’ll be taken to the e-journal, the list of print copies, or other options.

What if the UNO Library doesn’t have the article or book I need?

There are still ways to get what you need! You can search the database WorldCat to find other nearby libraries that have the book or article (see the LALINC information page for information about using other local libraries), or request that the book or article be sent here through InterLibrary Loan.