SSI 122: General Psychology

Professor Walter Clark

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Sigmund Freud


This guide is designed to help you research psychology topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • whoag@rcc.mass.edu: Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



Books

Books

The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • Psychology
  • Human development
  • Cognitive behavior
  • Personality disorders

Reference Books

Dictionaries

APA Dictionary of Psychology, Washington, DC. : American Psychological Association, 2007. Ref. BF31 .A63 2007
Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, New York : Penguin Books, 1995. Ref. BF31 .R43 1995.

Encyclopedias

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, New York : Wiley, 2001. Ref. BF31 .E52 2001
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology, Thousands Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2006. Ref. GN502 .E63 2006.
Encyclopedia of Psychology, New York : J. Wiley & Sons, 1994. Ref. BF31 .E52 1994
International encyclopedia of psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis & neurology, New York : Produced for Aesculapius Publishers by Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1977. Ref. RC334 .I57
The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences, Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999. Ref. BF311 .M556 1999.

Credo Online Reference Books

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology
Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories
Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology




Periodicals

Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about psychology.
  • Psychology Today
  • Newsweek
  • Time


Articles

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

A comprehensive database with nearly 480 full text titles covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes.
Tutorial

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study.
Tutorial

ERIC

ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Information Center database. Has over 8,000 articles mentioning "child development", 150 mentioning "child psychology", 398 mentioning "developmental psychology" and over 38 mentioning "life span development".
Tutorial

Credo Reference

A reference database containg good information about psychology.




Web sites

There are many good psychology web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites





Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.
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General Library Information


Research guide prepared on 07/14/09 by William Hoag: whoag@rcc.mass.edu