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Thomas Library

Selected Resources for Psychology

Books | Indexes | Periodicals | Web Sites | Help

BOOKS

Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings 31st ed., 5 vols., 2009.

Located on the table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals on the 2nd floor of Thomas Library.

Library of Congress Subject Headings will be similar to, but may be different from those used in periodical indexes. Use the indexing terms in these volumes to search for books in EZRA.

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA -- the online catalog
At other Ohio academic Libraries: OhioLINK Central Catalog
In North America For ILL: WorldCat

INDEXES

PsycINFO
Indexes articles from over 1300 journals in psychology and related fields. (1967+)

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Indexing, abstracts, and some full text for articles in Psychology and related subjects. Note: Off-campus users may experience difficulty using this resource.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

PubMed
A product of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, PubMed indexes over 17 million articles in biomedicine and the life sciences.

Web of Science - Science Citation Index
This database allows for searching of cited references, so if you have an article and want to know who has cited it, this is the place to look.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Index and full text for articles in information and library studies

ComAbstracts
Index to communcations articles.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Indexing and some full text for articles in communication.

Sociological Collection
Index, abstracts, and full text covering sociology.

Education Research Complete
Index, abstracts, and full text, covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education.

ERIC
Indexes both educational documents (which have ED numbers) and educational journals (which have EJ numbers). Journal articles are fairly easy to get hold of; documents must be ordered through interlibrary loan -- the book form.

Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a multi-subject database containing both scholarly and popular publications. Some material is available in full-text. It is a good starting place for introductory level classes.

GenderWatch
Fulltext of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Includes both scholarly and popular sources.

PERIODICALS

Periodicals are where most of the information for your research papers will come. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications You will most likely want to stick to scholarly publications for your research. For hints on how to tell the two apart, please see Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.

Wittenberg owns many scientific journals in both print and electronic formats. The link below will help you to find out what journals we own, the format, and where they are located.

Journals the Library Has: Electronic & Print
This searchable and browsable list of Wittenberg's journal holdings contains the names and dates of all the journal to which we subscribe as well as location information.

Interlibrary Loan Article Request Form
Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles not owned at Wittenberg from other libraries. Please see the form for more details.

WEB SITES

When using the internet, always be thinking critically about what you are viewing. Good and bad information both reside on the internet and it isn't always easy to tell the two apart. For hints on spotting good web pages, please see the library's page on Evaluating Web Sites.

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org
Homepage for the APA. It is a good source for news and current issues in Psychology and also contains information about the organization itself.

PSI CHI
http://www.psichi.org/
Homepage of PSI CHI, The National Honor Society in Psychology.

If you choose to use internet sites as information resources, you must cite them just as you must cite a book or journal article. For help citing webpages and other online resources, take a look at Citing Electronic Resources.

HELP

If you are having trouble with your research, please contact Alisa Mizikar, the Science Librarian, via email at amizikar@wittenberg.edu or call extension 7515. You can also contact any of the reference librarians at refdesk@wittenberg.edu or at extension 7511.

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Compiled by Alisa Mizikar.