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Selected Resources for Psychology

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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


APA Dictionary of Psychology edited by Geisinger, Kurt F.
Reference BF31 .A65 2015
A Dictionary of Psychology Colman, Andrew M.
Reference BF31 .C65 2015
Handbook of Psychology edited by Weiner, Irving B.
Reference BF121 .H1955 2003
Encyclopedia of Psychology edited by Kazdin, Alan E.
Reference BF31 .E52 2000
The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science edited by Craighead, W. Edward and Nemeroff, Charles B., 4 vols., 2001
Available Online
APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods edited by Zedeck, Sheldon
Reference BF76.5 .A7263 2014
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Reference and Main Stacks BF76.7 .P83 2010


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. 
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).
MEDLINE indexes over 3,900 periodicals 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.
Google Scholar
Google Scholar is best used in conjunction with other databases, but can be useful in finding preprints and working papers.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Index and full text for articles in information and library studies
Index to communcations articles.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Indexing and some full text for articles in communication.
SocINDEX with Full Text
Index, abstracts, and full text covering sociology.
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.
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.
Fulltext of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Includes both scholarly and popular sources.


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.


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
Homepage for the APA. It is a good source for news and current issues in Psychology and also contains information about the organization itself.
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.


If you are having trouble with your research, please contact Alisa Mizikar, the Science Librarian, via email at or 937-327-7515. You can also contact any of the reference librarians at or at 937-327-7511.

Compiled by Alisa Mizikar.

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