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Transcript of Psychology 390
An introduction to psychology resources in Ryan Library
Monday - Thursday 7 am to 1 am
Friday 7 am to 5 pm
Saturday 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday 1 pm to Midnight
Dewey Decimal System
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
500 Natural sciences & mathematics
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
700 The arts
800 Literature & rhetoric
900 Geography & history
...on Main Level
001.53 Artificial intelligence
152 Physiological Psychology
153.4 Cognitive Psychology
155.4 Child Psychology
155.9 Environmental Psychology
156 Comparative Psychology
157 Abnormal Psychology
158.7 Industrial Psychology
...on Middle Level
302 Social Psychology
305.4 Psychology of Women
370.15 Educational Psychology
371.92 Special Education
658.3 Personnel Management
Psychology Reference Materials
Corsini Encyc. of Psychology and Behavioral Science 4 vols.
Dictionary of Cognitive Science
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior 4 vols.
Encyclopedia of Human Emotions 2 vols.
Encyclopedia of Mental Health 3 vols.
Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming
Encyclopedia of Psychology 8 vols.
Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment 2 vols.
Handbook of Psychology 12 vols.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
...located in the Reference area
Handbook of Psychology
v. 1 History of Psychology
v.2 Research Methods in Psychology
v.3 Biological Psychology
v.4 Experimental Psychology
v.5 Personality and Social Psychology
v.6 Developmental Psychology
v.7 Educational Psychology
v.8 Clinical Psychology
v.9 Health Psychology
v.10 Assessment Psychology
v.11 Forensic Psychology
v.12 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Choosing a psychological test
and do a keyword search on your topic. Make note of information in the “Reviewed In” field.
Go to the library reference area and find the review in
The Mental Measurements Yearbook
. 1st - 19th ed. (1938+).
Step 3: Eventually, after consulting with your professor, you
may need to order the test. Make sure you choose the correct
test, because they cost money!
--appear in successive (usually unbound) parts at regular intervals for an indefinite time;
--issued by an institution, corporation, or learned society, containing research and work in a particular field.
--for general reading, containing articles on various subjects by different authors.
Psychology Journals in Ryan Library
Paper journals are in
use the "Advanced Search" option. Search by "Title," put the title in quotes, and use the
limit option to restrict by "Journal, magazine."
Electronic journals are in the
click on the tab on our top page.
Let's take a look at the Psychology Research Guide.
The "Find Articles" tab is a terrific place to begin your search for scholarly articles in psychology.
Available via EBSCO
Produced by the American Psychological Association
Indexes psychology literature back to 1887
Indexes journals, books, and book chapters
Many articles are full-text online
Results may be printed or emailed
Access PsycINFO here
("Find Articles" tab)
Use the "
Use the "
" to add precision to your search
to broaden your search
to refine your search
Add to folder
" button to save articles to your folder (useful for e-mailing and dow
"So I found a citation, how do I find the actual article?"
From the Ryan Library webpage:
1. Check the
link to see if the journal is available in any of our full-text databases.
to see if we have the paper journal at PLNU.
to order a copy of the article from another library.
Several excellent sites...
Microsoft Academic Search
Ryan Library Liaison to the
Also worth knowing about...
See also the "Internet Sources" tab on the Psychology Research Guide
Searching the Invisible Web
Psychology on the Web
The American Psychological Association
The National Institute of Mental Health
National Association of School Psychologists
Social Psychology Network
Maintained by Wesleyan University through an NSF grant
o search our 170,000 book collection in Ryan Library...
and also over 110,000 e-books!
WorldCat Searching Tips:
1) Search WorldCat like Google; put
phrases in quotes, as in "magical thinking;"
2) Use the "Book"
3) Use the