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Psychology  

Resources for the study of Psychology
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Primary Databases


  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO is the place to start for articles in any area of Psychology. You can search over a million citations, dating back to the 1800s. PsycINFO connects seamlessly to the database PsycARTICLES (full-text articles from APA and other journals) and the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (full-text articles from 575 different journals). These databases can also be searched individually, but for the most complete set of results search all of PsycINFO.
  • PsycARTICLES
    PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 100,000 articles from 59 journals - 48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
    Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, 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 9 to the present.
  • Psychotherapy.net - free trial until April 8, 2014
    Psychotherapy videos for teaching, training, self-study, and continuing education. This collection contains video of therapists demonstrating psychotherapy techniques.

Related Databases

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume 1
    Alexander Street Counseling provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives in these collections allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    The Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database providing nearly 575 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.
  • Web of Science  
      
    This database is the electronic version of the Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It includes indexing and abstracting from 8600 journals in all disciplines, covering 1975-present. The sources (footnotes) are included as part of each record, and can also be searched.
  • ERIC
    ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center, contains citations to articles and government documents in the field of education; if your topic has an educational aspect ERIC is a great place to search
  • MEDLINE
    If your topic has a medical or biological slant, try searching for articles here. MEDLINE can also be searched as PubMed at the NCBI website, but using the interface available from this page will give you more links to full-text journals in your results
  • Academic Search Complete  
      
    Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,700 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 13,000 journals. The database features PDF content going back as far back as 1887.
  • WorldCat
    This combined catalog of library holdings includes books, web resources, and other material. A search for a title will show which participating libraries own it.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar is a free resource that contains citations to journal articles mostly in science, technology and medicine. If you use this link to Google Scholar, or set your Google Scholar preferences to include UNO, it will provide links to full-text articles courtesy of the UNO Library.
 

Expand Your Search

 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. 

F.A.Q.s

How can I get help with my research?

Contact the Reference Department for help with your science information needs.Check the chat box at the top of the page to see if she is available right now. Or, she can be reached at 504-280-6549, libref@uno.edu.

Or, stop by the Information Desk on the first floor of the Library, call 504-280-6549, or email libref@uno.edu.

How do I get access to these resources from off campus?

When you click on the link to an electronic resource, you will be asked to log in. Use your UNO ID number (with two zeroes added to the end) as your User ID number. The default PIN changes each semester. Click on "I forgot my PIN" to have it emailed to you. If you encouter problems or need assistance logging in, contact the Circulation Desk at 504-280-6355.

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.

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