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Psychology Research Guide

Core Resources

PsycINFO  (1800's+)
Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is the most comprehensive database of psychology. Provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health.
Online database containing searchable full-text articles from 48 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.
Full text in PDF of 1,456 scholarly books and 22,623 chapters as well as 736 classic resources in psychology. Of these, 720 books are published by the APA, including 100 out-of-print books from 1950-2002.
PsycEXTRA, a gray literature database, is a companion to PsycINFO. It contains a wide variety of important information in psychology, behavioral science, and health. Most of the content was written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Documents include newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more. PsycEXTRA is different from PsycINFO in its coverage, and also in its format, because it includes abstracts and citations plus full text for a major portion of the records. There is no coverage overlap with PsycINFO.
New searchable database of book reviews in psychology. The database replaces APA's respected print journal Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, providing major enhancements, very current reviews, and much more content.
Web of Science (ISI)  (Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), and Arts and Humanities (1975+).)
Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.
Scopus  (1996+)
Note: Princeton's Institutional ID (needed for Papers software): 51401.
International coverage of journal articles, selected web sites, and patents in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; provides citation tracking for 1996+
PubMed  (1879+)
Service of the National Library of Medicine, includes citations for biomedical articles.
Note: Preceded by: Index Medicus 1879-1927 Lewis Ref. 04956.49; Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office 1880-1959 (F) 04956.922; Q. Cumulative Index Medicus 1927-1956 ReCAP
National Library of Medicine's database of biomedical journal literature providing access to information on the following: population and reproductive biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, the preclinical sciences, and allied health. Coverage is worldwide with an emphasis on English-language peer reviewed journals.
Produced by the Buros Institute, contains full-text information about and citations to articles about many English-language educational, psychological and vocational standardized tests
PsychiatryOnline contains references including full-text of the DSM-IV-TR, DSM-IV-TR Casebook and its Treatment Companion, and the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders. It also gives access to journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services and several textbooks including The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Psychiatry Online also has self-assessment tools for study, board certification and recertification review, and lifelong learning. It also contains clinical and research news from Psychiatric News.

Important Resources

Comprehensive review of the literature in neuroscience. Can help students identify major trends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of neuroscience.
Comprehensive review of the literature in psychology. Can help students identify major trends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of psychology.
ERIC (EBSC0)  (1966+)  
Complete bibliography of education materials featuring published and unpublished sources of thousands of educational topics, with information from the Resources in Education and Current Index to Journals in Education. A very well designed thesaurus and identifiers facilitate use of this product.
Full Text access to MIT books, journals, reference works and conference materials in cognitive and brain science.
Full text archive of eighteen premier journals in psychoanalysis. Contains over 50,000 articles and 4,000 figures and illustrations and also Freud's complete correspondence with Abraham, Ferenczi, Fliess, Jones and Jung. Included are also twenty-three classic psychoanalytic books by the following authors: Bion, Klein and Winnicot and work by Anzieu, Fairbairn, King and Steiner, Laplanche and Pontalis, Matte Blanco, Rosenfeld, Spence, and Stern.
Provides access to reproducible, step-by-step protocols for use in the laboratory. It features over 16,000 peer-reviewed protocols from Humana's book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of Laboratory Handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals.

Related Resources

Provides articles with bibliographies on every aspect of religion. The second edition of the classic Encyclopedia of Religion.
Global Health Database  (1912+)  
Note: If the database is in use, please try again later.
International public health database providing abstracts to literature about healthcare, biomedical life sciences, sexual and reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene . Covers English and foreign language journals, books, reports, patents, dissertations and conference proceedings.
Coverage of sociology journals, books, and conference proceedings, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
Sociofile  (1952+)  
Indexing and abstracting of the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. Covers 2,500 journals, conference papers, dissertations, and book reviews. Includes materials in 30 languages.
Princeton hosted database of English nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept.

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