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 A Guide to Major Sources 

Books, Journals and Videos
Article Databases and Indexes
Guides and Overviews
Style and Citation Guides
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Handbooks and Literature Reviews
Tests and Measurement
People, Organizations and Societies
Related Library Subject Guides
University of Rochester Departments with Programs in Psychology
Suggested Web Sites for Psychology

  Books, Journals, and Videos 
Search the Voyager Catalog to find books, journals (not articles), DVDs, and videos on topics in psychology in the libraries' collections. While many of the books and journals in psychology are in Rush Rhees Library, some useful materials will be in other U of R libraries. Do notice Location. You can usually request that books be sent to Rush Rhees and articles sent to you using the Request This Item link in Voyager.

Most DVDs and videos can be checked out or viewed in the Art/Music library in Rush Rhees. To search what we have, use the keyword search on the Find DVDs and Videos page of the library's website or search for particular titles in the Voyager Catalog.

Need books or DVDs we don't own? We have a very active Interlibrary Loan Service called ILLiad. It is available free of charge to current River Campus students, faculty, and staff. Sign up the first time you use it, then just use your NetID and password. Most books take about a week. Most articles take 2-4 days.

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  Article Databases and Indexes  

  • 6674
    PsycINFO Via Ovid 1969 - current
    Identifies articles, books and dissertations in psychology and related subjects, many with links to full text.
  • 6842
    PsycINFO (historical) Via Ovid 1806 - current
    Identifies older articles, books, and dissertations in psychology and related fields.
  • 6673
    PsycARTICLES Via Ovid 1988 - current
    Full text articles in psychology, many published by the American Psychological Association.

    Check "PsycARTICLES" underneath the search box.

  • 32929
    PsycCRITIQUES Via Ovid 1956-current
    PsycCRITIQUES® is a full-text database with book and film reviews from 1956 to present from a psychological perspective.

    Please select "PsycCritiques" from the list of resources.

  • 6644
    Medline - PubMed 1950 - current
    Identifies articles in clinical and basic biomedical research as well as in psychology, many with links to full text.
  • 6643
    Medline - OVID Via Ovid 1950 - current
    Identifies articles in clinical and basic biomedical research as well as in psychology. Many with links to full text.
  • 6610
    ERIC Via FirstSearch 1966 - current
    Identifies journal articles (EJs) and documents (EDs) in education and related fields.

The following databases can be used to identify articles in newspapers and popular magazines, as well as articles in some journals:

  • 6659
    ProQuest Research Via ProQuest Varies
    Identifies articles on all topics, many with links to full text. Includes articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
  • 6572
    Wilson OmniFile Via EBSCO 1982 - current
    Identifies articles on many subjects with some full text.
  • 6571
    LexisNexis Academic Via LexisNexis Varies
    Full text articles from newspapers, magazines, selected journals, and reference books.

Other databases described on the Find Databases page also cover psychology topics. Select those in fields related to your topic.

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  Guides and Overviews 
Psychology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources   Rhees Stacks BF121 .B39
Research Guide for Psychology   Rhees Stacks ZBF1 .M35
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-V   online (select DSM at top and choose first choice), Ref Locked Case RC455.2.C4 D54 2000, and on reserve.   DSM-V 5th  ed. Ref Stacks, Rhees Stacks RC455.2.C4 D54 1994
Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV  Ref Locked Case RC455.2.C4 D543 1994

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  Style and Citation Guides 
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th ed. (2010)   Ref Locked Case BF76.7 P83 2010 also on reserve.

Some supplementary material is online at

APA Citation and Style Guide from Concordia University

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  Encyclopedias and Dictionaries 
Encyclopedia of Psychology  Rhees Stacks BF31 .E52 2000
Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science   2010  (earlier Ref Stacks BF31 .E52 2001)

21st century psychology : a reference handbook  Ref Stacks FR 131 .A15 2008
Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis   Ref Stacks RC437 .E49 1996

APA Dictionary of Psychology  Ref Stacks BF31 A65 2007

Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology   Ref Stacks BF31 C28 2009

Dictionary of Psychology  Ref Stacks BF31 C65
MITECS, The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences
       Access to articles in MITECS requires you to login with your e-mail address and create a password. There is no charge.
Encyclopedia of Human Development   Ref Stacks HM626 .E53 2006
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences   Ref Stacks H40 .A2I5 2008
Adolescence in America: an Encyclopedia   Ref Stacks HQ796 .A33247 2001
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology   Ref Stacks GN502 .E63 2006
Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law   Ref Stacks K346 .E53 2008
Encyclopedia of Social Psychology   Ref Stacks HM1007 .E53 2007
Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development   Ref Stacks HQ767.9 .E527 2008
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development   Ref Stacks HQ767.9 .C352 2005
Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science   Ref Stacks HQ767.84 .E52 2005
Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science   Ref Stacks and Carlson BF311 .E53 2003

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  Handbooks and Literature Reviews 

Annual Review of Psychology   Online and in print from 1950 to present   Rhees Stacks BF1 .A615 with the latest edition in Ref Stacks.
Handbook of Psychology (12 volumes, each on a different area of psychology) Ref Stacks BF121 .H1955 2003

Handbook of Developmental Psychology  Rhees Stacks BF713 .H364 2003

Handbook of Adolescent Psychology.  Rhees Stacks  BF724 .H33 2009

Handbook of Life-Span Development 2010 online

Handbook of Social Psychology   2010 online  (earlier ed. in print Ref Stacks HM251 .H224 1998)
Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology (4 volumes with different call numbers):
Group Processes   Rhees Stacks HM716 .G76 2001
Intergroup Processes   Rhees Stacks HM1086 .I57 2001
Interpersonal Processes   Rhees Stacks HM1106 .I57 2001
Intraindividual Processes   Ref Stacks BF311 .H36 2001

Sage Handbook of Social Psychology   Rhees Stacks HM251 .S24 2003

Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles  online and Ref Stacks HM1033 S637 2007
Handbook of Child Psychology 6th ed   Ref Stacks BF721 .H242 2006
Handbook of Educational Psychology 2nd ed  Ref Stacks LB1051 .H2354 2006
Handbook of Research Methods in Personality Psychology   Rhees Stacks BF698.4 H28 2007
Handbook of Clinical Psychology   on order
Handbook of Sport Psychology 2nd ed.  also Rhees Stacks GV706.4.H37 2001

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  Tests and Measurements 
Mental Measurements Yearbook online and latest in Ref Stacks, earlier in Rhees Stacks BF431 .A1 B96m
Test Critiques   Rhees Stacks BF176 .T419 1984 (call no. does not reflect publication date)
Tests in Print VI   Ref Stacks BF176 .B96 2002  Earlier editions in Rhees Stacks.
Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education and Business   Ref Stacks BF176 .T43 2003
Handbook of Psychological Assessment 5th ed  on order
Measures for Clinical Practice 2007   on order
Commissioned Reviews of 250 Psychological Tests  Ref Stacks BF176 .C65 2000

  • 6742
    ETS Test Collection Database 1900 - current
    Identifies educational and psychological tests and research measures.
  • 33839
    ETS ReSEARCHER Current
    Identifies psychological and educational tests and research measures.


See Educational & Psychological Tests for additional information and resources.

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  People, Organizations and Societies 
American Psychological Association  provides information on careers, psychology education and ethics, as well as full text of some articles from APA publications.
Association for Psychological Science includes a "Psychology Links" section leading to other Internet resources.

The Scholarly Societies Project's Psychology page has links to home pages of many societies that may be of interest.

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  Related Library Subject Guides 
Education Research
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Psychological Tests

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  University of Rochester Departments with Programs in Psychology 

Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology
Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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  Suggested Web Sites for Psychology 
Psychology World Wide Web Virtual Library
Intute: Psychology
Psych Web
Social Psychology Network from Wesleyan University
Psychology of Language Links from Encyclopedia of Psychology
Sports Psychology Resources from

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