Psychology: Recommended Resources
Recommended Scholarly Research Databases
- PsycINFO from EBSCOhostPsycINFO indexes over five million citations, abstracts, cited references, and some full text from articles, books, dissertations, and reviews. Full text provided as HTML and PDF. 1840-present.
- Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection from EBSCOhostThe Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection database indexes citations, abstracts, and full text from journal articles, magazines, and book reviews. Includes 470 full text journals, 290 of which are also indexed in PsycINFO. 1930-present.
- PsycARTICLES from EBSCOhostPsycARTICLES indexes full text from ~120 peer reviewed journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. All these journals are also included in PsycINFO. 1894-present.
Differences & Overlap between the Three Major Psychology Databases
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- PsycCRITIQUESPsycCRITIQUES provides full-text reviews of current books and some popular films, videos, software, comparative reviews of books in the field of psychology. 1956-2017.
- ScopusThis is a large multidisciplinary, bibliographic database that indexes journal articles, conference papers, and books in the sciences, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. It indexes a great deal of content in psychology and other related fields.
- PubMed from NLMIndexes citations, abstracts and full text from journal articles, case studies, conference papers, clinical trial reports, news reports, and reviews in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences.1946-present.
Overview Resources for Psychology
- Gale EbooksGale Ebooks is a collection of searchable ebook reference works. You can search within a particular work or across the entire collection.
- Oxford Handbooks OnlineOxford Handbooks Online provides scholarly overviews of topics through in-depth articles, including handbooks in psychology.
- Psychology - OpenStax Open TextbookThis open textbook provides a free, frequently updated overview of the Psychology discipline.
Videos, Images, Multimedia
- PsycTHERAPY from EBSCOhostPsycTHERAPY provides unscripted videos of therapy sessions, with searchable transcripts and the ability to create playlists.
- Psychotherapy.netPsychotherapy.net provides streaming videos on psychotherapy and counseling.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
JoVE is a unique collection of peer reviewed video journals. These JoVE collections are relevant to the field of psychology:
- JoVE BehaviorJournal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Behavior includes observational and experimental methods to understand human and animal behavior.
- JoVE Science EducationJoVE Science Education is a revolutionary video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.
- JoVE NeuroscienceJoVE Neuroscience includes methods and techniques for studying the brain and nervous system; also featuring potential treatments for neurological conditions and diseases.
APA Citation Resources
- APA Tutorial: The Basics of APA StyleOfficial APA tutorial: Skim through for what you need or learn it all!
- APA Style - In-text Citations"Guidance for in-text citation in general and paraphrases and direct quotations."
- APA Style - References"Accurately prepared references help establish your credibility as a careful researcher and writer."
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