Course Research Pages

PSY 305 - Human Development Across the Lifespan

Finding Background Information and Key Terms and Theories in Online Resources

Credo Reference - Contains dictionaries and encyclopedias on psychology.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of online books, including general works on psychology; good for overviews of topics.

Finding Background Information and Key Terms and Theories in Books

Bowman Library Catalog - Search by keyword or subject heading to find books in the Bowman Library collection. Some sample subject headings are listed below.

Some Reference Books on Psychology

Adams, Gerald R., and Michael D. Berzonsky. Blackwell Handbook of Adolescence. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003. Ref BF724 .B487 2003

Demick, Jack, and Carrie Andreoletti, eds. Handbook of Adult Development. New York: Springer, 2003. Ref BF724.5 .H36 2003

Piotrowski, Nancy, ed. Psychology Basics. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005. Ref BF31 .P765 2005, v. 1 and 2

Weiner, Irving B. Handbook of Psychology; Volume 6: Developmental Psychology. New York: Wiley, 2003. Ref BF121 .H1955 2003, v. 6

Research Databases

Use these resources to find magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles on your psychology topics.

Academic Search Premier - Contains articles from scholarly journals in many fields.

Annual Review of Psychology - Psychology journal available online and in print.

ERIC - Reports and articles about education, academic achievement, and learning.

FirstSearch - Academic articles and more on a wide variety of topics.

Google Scholar - Provides access to only scholarly literature. Note that the full text is not available for all articles. If full text is not available, you may order it via Interlibrary Loan.

JSTOR - This collection of scholarly journals covers various areas in business and the liberal arts, including psychology.

PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO - Contains articles and abstracts from the top psychology journals. Note that you can limit your search to type of study conducted, if desired. There's also a thesaurus to help you find correct search terms.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select - Includes some scholarly psychology coverage.

Sources for Information on Conducting Interviews

Conducting Primary Research: Interviewing and Creating Good Interview and Survey Questions

APA Citation Tutorial

The Basics of APA Style

More Citation Help

NoodleTools - create an account and let NoodleTools walk you through the steps of creating your reference page.

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

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Citing Your Research

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)