PSYC 2272 (Dr. Byrd): Professional Psychology

Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make research for your assignment easier.

Reference Sources

Subject Encyclopedias

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology
HM251 .B476 1999 (netLibrary)
Articles range from brief definitions to in-depth discussions of concepts. Bibliographies for each topic, comprehensive index, and text search feature. International in scope.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
BF31 .E52 2000 (Reference)
8-volume set with articles about concepts, theories, and personalities in psychology. Articles include bibliography. Index in final volume includes minor terms that do not have separate entries.
Handbook of Child Psychology
BF721 .H242 2006 Ref.
Extensive articles on all aspects of development, includes references. Complete index in each of 4 vol.
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Z5814.P8 B932 Ref.
Often referred to as "Buros" in honor of first editor. Descriptions and summaries of various psychological tests.



Cornette Library's Online Catalog
Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
  • a keyword search for your subject, such as psychology methods.
  • the general LC subject heading psychology -- research -- methodology.
  • narrower, more specific subject headings such as psychology -- history -- 19th century or psychologists -- professional ethics -- case studies.

To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.


Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

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How to Access Databases

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THE citation index for Psychology. Includes scholarly journals and books. Use special search features such as Publication Type, Age, Intended Audience, and Language to refine search.
Full text of APA journals from Vol. 1, Issue 1 to present. These articles are in PDF form in PsycINFO

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