Course Research Pages

PSY 101- Introduction to Psychology

Finding Background Information and Key Terms and Theories in Online Resources

Credo Reference - Contains dictionaries and encyclopedias on psychology.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of online books, including general works on psychology; good for overviews of topics.

Finding Background Information and Key Terms and Theories in Books

Bowman Library Catalog - search by keyword or subject heading to find books in the Bowman Library collection.

Some Reference Books on Psychology

Cordon, Luis A. Popular Psychology: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. BF31 .C715 2005 (reference collection)

Piotrowski, Nancy, ed. Psychology Basics. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005. BF31 .P765 2005, v. 1 and 2 (reference collection)

Weiner, Irving B. Handbook of Psychology. New York: Wiley, 2003. BF121 .H1955 2003 (reference collection)

Research Databases

Use these resources to find scholarly journal articles on your psychology topics.

Academic Search Premier - contains articles from over 8,500 journals, including peer-reviewed.

PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO - contains articles and abstracts from the top psychology journals. Note that you can limit your search to type of study conducted, if desired. There's also a thesaurus to help you find correct search terms.

Understanding Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Publications

See Bowman Library's web page Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals for a refresher on understanding different kinds of periodicals.

Parts of a Journal Article Video

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Evaluating Web Resources

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Citing Your Research

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)