Introductory Psychology: PSY272 spring 2009

Susan Quade

Susan Kraat 257-3705,


Gale Virtual Reference Library: online encyclopedias covering many subjects. Look here for an overview of your topic(psychologist):

 Or consult a reference source:

APA dictionary of psychology [Ref BFBF31 .A65 2007]

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology [Ref BF109.A1 B56 1997]

The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science [Ref BF31 .E52 2001]

Encyclopedia of Psychology [REF BF31 .E52 1994]

Encyclopedia of women and gender [ Ref HQ1115 .E43 2001]
Great Thinkers of the Western World [Ref B72.G74 2002]

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology [Ref GN502 .E63 2006]

 Some Journal Titles at STL:

Adolescence (Current Periodicals)

Child Study Journal (Current Periodicals)

Sex Roles (Current Periodicals)

Journal of Experimental Psychology (Current Periodicals)

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (Current Periodicals)

The Review of Special Education (Current Periodicals)


Search STL Catalog for books on your topic:

Use Basic Search and choose “subject begins with” if you know that your person or subject is an LC subject heading

            Chomsky, Noam

            Bandura, Albert

Psycholog, comparative

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Stress management OR stress (psychology)

OR Choose “words anywhere” for unique terms or concepts or personal names


Myers Briggs

Gary Yukl

Deborah Tannen




Use Advanced Search to combine terms or to search specific collections:

Gender [Limit to Reference Collection] OR

Combine terms: chomsky and language



Databases most often used for Psychology and related topics:


Academic Search Premier (EBSCO):  journal coverage for most academic areas of study - including communications, language and linguistics and medical sciences.

ERIC  Ebsco(Education Resources Information Center): Information on all aspects of education, in journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, digests, books.

Lexis-Nexis Academic: excellent source for media transcripts, news, legal, and business news.

ProQuest Direct  PA Research II:  Multi-disciplinary database of scholarly journals on a wide variety of topics

PsycArticles (Ebsco)  database covers general psychology as well as specialized, applied, clinical and theoretical research.

* PsycINFO (Ebsco): abstracts of journal articles and book chapters in psychology. Search by itself for Thesaurus access or combine with other databases if appropriate.

*ScienceDirect: (Elsevier): scholarly with some full-text of scientific and medical journals. Also contains journals in the social and psychological sciences

 Tests in Print: online version of the print directory of publication information for instruments currently in print AND

Mental Measurements Yearbook: online version of the print series, which features reviews of various tests and instruments


Try the Multi-Search option to search several sources at once:


See  handout for access to full text of your journal article.

If your article is not available, either in print, in microform or online, you may request it via

Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD).


IMPORTANT URL INFORMATION: Links to articles may work at first, but can change after you have copied them. Find out how to create persistent URL’s so that your articles will be there when you need them!


For Additional Help, go to the Student Research Assistance page:


AND/Or schedule a personal consultation session with a librarian: