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Use one interface to search for your topic in multiple research databases and eBook collections.

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PsycINFO provides indexing coverage of all document types, including journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. The database is international in scope, covering the academic, research, and practice literature in psychology as well as relevant materials from related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior.
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PsycARTICLES is a definitive source of searchable full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The PsycARTICLES database covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research. The database contains more than 150,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 8 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal with the coverage spanning from 1894 to present.

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APA PsycNET is a search platform designed specifically to deliver content from the American Psychological Association (APA). Search and discover vital behavioral science content in the APA Handbooks with PsycNET's uniquely engineered cross-database searching.  APA Handbook titles include:

  • APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook
  • APA Educational Psychology Handbook
  • APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis
  • APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion and Spirituality
  • APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology
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American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, focuses on clinical, research, empirical foundations, and diagnostic criteria for mental health clinicians. Used for clinical information and as an educational tool for teaching psychopathology.

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Health and Psychosocial Instruments provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, industrial/organizational behavior, and education. Researches can discover what instruments exist, track the history of an instrument, and find ordering information. Full text of the instruments is not available online.

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Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY), produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, contains information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. MMY is designed for users who range from novice test consumers to experienced professionals.

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PsychiatryOnline features DSM-5 and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of a collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.  With this resource, you get instant access to many DSM Library titles, Journals, Textbooks, APA Practice Guidelines, Self-Assessment Tools, Clinical and Research Tools, and Medical Information Handouts. 

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Researchers have access to hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals - many cited in the PsycINFO index. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Coverage is from 1980 to present.

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Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including nearly 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

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This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Biological Sciences is a collection of over 25 databases including Ecology Abstracts, Neurosciences Abstracts, Plant Science, and TOXLINE.

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MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database of citations and abstracts for the disciplines of biomedicine and health, encompassing the areas of life, behavioral, and chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, or health policy development.

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PubMed.gov contains MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's database of citations and abstracts of journal articles in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health-care, and the preclinical sciences.  PubMed.gov also provides citations to some additional literature and has additional medical search tools.

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ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. Coverage goes as far back as 1823. Content areas include Physical Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

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A comprehensive database covering articles from over 19,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 5,000 international publishers (including over 1800 open access journals). Records cover 1966 to the present from all scientific, technical, medical, and social science fields (and some arts and humanities). Scopus has an excellent, intuitive interface that allows users to fine-tune their searches; features include author searches, cited reference searches, and alert tools.

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Social Sciences Full Text is a database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere plus the full text of selected periodicals. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published as far back as 1983. Full text coverage begins in January 1995. The database provides searching by keyword, subject, personal names, title words, publication, year, type of article or any combination.

Books & E-Books

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These reference books from the American Psychological Association (APA) provide a one-stop shop for both overviews and in-depth analyses of a variety of sub-fields within psychology. Individual chapters are available in PDF format. Titles include:

  • APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook
  • APA Educational Psychology Handbook
  • APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis
  • APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion and Spirituality
  • APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology

Additional Internet Resources

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Essential resource.  Some 500 full-text class documents in psychology, philosophy, education, child development.

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Full-text reports on NIMH's research on biomedical studies on the mind, brain, and behavior. Health information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of mental disorders, and data on children, older adults, suicide, etc.
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The Neuroscience Information Framework is a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools.  An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment.

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Salem Health is the online component to the Magill's Medical Guide eBook and print encyclopedia. This resource covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy and biology. Salem Health offers libraries a user-friendly interface that provides all the content of the printed resource. Along with the complete 1,178 articles, 700+ sidebars, hundreds of photographs, illustrations, indexes, appendixes, and directories, users get terrific online tools to enhance the value of Magill's Medical Guide.

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Supported by National Science Foundation, more than 5,000 links to psychology resources.

Encyclopedias

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Encyclopędia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers a wealth of eBook reference content in a database format, including multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources on a variety of subjects.
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This Salem Press encyclopedic guide provides general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. This resource covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy and biology. Available as an online electronic resource (eBook) or in print in the reference stacks on the 1st floor of the library under call number RC41 .M34 2011.

Organizations and Associations

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Premier site in psychology.  Largest worldwide association of psychologists.  Covers dozens of topics, from addiction through workplace issues, emphasis on social and behavioral issues.  More assistance with APA style for scholarly papers.