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PSYC 2130: Mazza Carter: Research Resources

This guide will provide you with the tools necessary for finding, utilizing, citing and reading peer-reviewed journal articles for PSYC 2130 with Dr. Mazza Carter.

Intro to research

There are many resources available in the library and online on psychology topics. The best resource depends upon your information need and assignment. This guide page links you to scholarly journals to find research articles, tells you how to find books, eBooks, and DSM 5, and recommends some credible web sites.

Psychology: Find research articles

Find full-text research articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals by using the library's online databases and journal subscriptions.

Databases

PsycARTICLES is highly recommended when selecting a database to use within the field of psychology.

Online Journals

Medical Databases

Psychiatry journals are often included in medical databases. If you do not find what you need in one of the recommended databases for psychology in this guide use the Health Sciences guide to find medical databases.

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Psychology: Books and eBooks

Books are a good resource for researching psychology theories, a history of psychology, or prominent psychologists. Thigpen Library has both print books and eBooks to support psychology classes.

Search "Pioneer Search - In the Library" to find books available in Thigpen Library. Or use eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) to find an eBook.

Want to browse the library collection? Thigpen Library arranges books on the shelves according to the Library of Congress classification system. You will find psychology books in the BF section and psychiatry books in the medical area under RC 435-471.

DSM-5

Psychology: Web Resources

Statistics

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations in psychology provide resources for their members and the general public.