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Psychology 390

Psychology resources at PLNU's Ryan Library
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Frank Quinn

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Psychology 390
An introduction to psychology resources in Ryan Library
About
Ryan Library...
Library Hours
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
000 Generalities
100 Philosophy & psychology
150 Psychology
200

Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Natural sciences & mathematics
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
700 The arts
800 Literature & rhetoric
900 Geography & history
...on Main Level
001.53 Artificial intelligence
133 Parapsychology
152 Physiological Psychology
153.4 Cognitive Psychology
153.7 Perception
153.8 Motivation
155.2 Personality
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
306.8 Family
370.15 Educational Psychology
371.92 Special Education
401 Psycholinguistics
519.5 Statistics
616.89 Psychiatry/Psychotherapy
658.3 Personnel Management
Part One
Psychology Reference Materials
Psychology Encyclopedias
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
R150.3 H236W
Choosing a psychological test
Step 1:

G
o to
https://marketplace.unl.edu/buros/
and do a keyword search on your topic. Make note of information in the “Reviewed In” field.

Step 2:

Go to the library reference area and find the review in
The Mental Measurements Yearbook
. 1st - 19th ed. (1938+).
Call number:
R151.2 B96

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!
Part Two
Finding Books
Part Three
Finding Articles
Definitions
PERIODICALS
--appear in successive (usually unbound) parts at regular intervals for an indefinite time;
two examples:
JOURNALS
--issued by an institution, corporation, or learned society, containing research and work in a particular field.


MAGAZINES
--for general reading, containing articles on various subjects by different authors.
Psychology Journals in Ryan Library
Paper journals are in
WorldCat
.

Tip:

use the "Advanced Search" option. Search by "Title," put the title in quotes, and use the
Format
limit option to restrict by "Journal, magazine."
https://pointloma.worldcat.org/advancedsearch
Electronic journals are in the
Journals Directory
;
click on the tab on our top page.
http://libguides.pointloma.edu/ryanlibrary
Psychology Databases
Let's take a look at the Psychology Research Guide.
http://libguides.pointloma.edu/psychology
The "Find Articles" tab is a terrific place to begin your search for scholarly articles in psychology.
PsycINFO
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)
http://libguides.pointloma.edu/psychology
PsycINFO tips
Use the "
Advanced Search
" option
Use the "
Thesaurus
" to add precision to your search
Search
multiple databases
to broaden your search
Use search
limits
to refine your search
Use "
Add to folder
" button to save articles to your folder (useful for e-mailing and dow
n
loading articles)
"So I found a citation, how do I find the actual article?"
From the Ryan Library webpage:

1. Check the
Journals Directory
link to see if the journal is available in any of our full-text databases.

2. Check
WorldCat
to see if we have the paper journal at PLNU.

3. Use
Interlibrary Loan

to order a copy of the article from another library.
Part Four
The Internet
Several excellent sites...
Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.com

Microsoft Academic Search
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/

CiteSeerX
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/index


Questions?
Contact

Frank Quinn
Ryan Library Liaison to the
Psychology Department


fquinn@pointloma.edu
619 849-
2338
Also worth knowing about...
Films
on
Demand
See also the "Internet Sources" tab on the Psychology Research Guide
Searching the Invisible Web
Psychology on the Web
AmoebaWeb
http://psychology.vanguard.edu/amoebaweb/

The American Psychological Association
http://apa.org

The National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

National Association of School Psychologists
http://www.nasponline.org

Galaxy

(
formerly eiNET
)
http://www.galaxy.com/dir15752/Psychology.htm

Social Psychology Network
http://www.socialpsychology.org

Maintained by Wesleyan University through an NSF grant
http://libguides.pointloma.edu/ryanlibrary
Use
WorldCat

t
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"
Format
limit; and

3) Use the
Topic
limit option.
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