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Psychology Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Psychology is an article-driven discipline, so go to the "Articles" tab for information on the best databases to use for finding articles on your topic.

For courses offered in the Fall 2014 semester, these links will take you to additional resources on your subject, including print books, ebooks, and web sites:

Applications and Careers in Psychology [See "More" tab]

Industrial Psychology [See also SIOP.org; APA Handbook of I-O Psychology]

Introduction to Counseling [See also ACA.org; ACA Encyclopedia]

Introduction to Psychology [See also Ciccarelli guide; APA Topics]

Statistics [All courses] [See also Psychological Statistics]

If you are writing a psychology term paper or other big project, you may need to use interlibrary loan for items that Dulaney-Browne Library doesn't own. Try WorldCat for the easiest way to borrow books that you need from other libraries. For articles, our EBSCOhost databases have an ILL link on every article that is not full-text, so that ordering them is simple. (Please allow a few days for the book or article to be delivered; you will be contacted by email.)

Please remember always to cite the source where you obtained your information, according to the rules in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (online guide from Purdue University). See also our library's guide to plagiarism (APA) as well as the APA's own tutorial for more information.

If you ever have any trouble finding what you need, please don't hesitate to contact me or askalibrarian. We're here to help you!

Psychology Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Journal Articles

Use this box to search multiple EBSCOhost databases for psychology articles, or click on links below to search individual databases or journals.

PsycARTICLES, Academic Search Complete, Medline, and PsycINFO are some of the best databases for finding peer-reviewed articles on psychology. PQDT has online full-text of thousands of psychology dissertations and theses on many topics. See also the Directory of Open Access Journals for more online articles. An excellent selection of online full-text and print journals covering psychology can be found at Dulaney-Browne Library Electronic Journals in Psychology. Please note that the Dulaney-Browne Library may have some years of its psychology journals in the databases, in print on the shelves, and/or in microfiche. Some major psychology periodicals include:

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice

Annual Review of Psychology

Developmental Science


History & Philosophy of Psychology

History of Psychology

Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Psychological Methods

Psychological Science

Psychology of Women Quarterly

Social Cognition

Psychology Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Books and Reference Works

To find print books and ebooks held by our library, go to OCU’s online catalog and select “Subject” from the drop-down menu, then type a subject of your choice into the search-box. Here are some examples of subject headings:

Animal Behavior


Developmental psychology


Learning, Psychology of

Psychological theory

Psychology, Industrial

Psychology, Pathological [abnormal psychology]

Psychology--Statistical methods

Social psychology

Many psychology books in Dulaney-Browne Library are shelved in the classification numbers 150-158.9 (psychology) as well as 362.2 and 616.89 (mental disorders) in the reference area on the first floor and on the third floor. Some are electronic books available online through ebrary. To find books in other libraries and obtain them through interlibrary loan, try WorldCat

Reference Works

These sources are a good place to begin your research or to find general information on a topic. Available on the first floor of Dulaney-Browne Library (library use only), with some subject-specific dictionaries and encyclopedias available in full-text online through ebrary. Here are some examples of both print and electronic:

ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling (2009)

APA Dictionary of Psychology (2007)

Concise Dictionary of Psychology (1998). (ebrary)

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) (2013)

Experimental Design: A Handbook for Medical and Behavioral Research (2000). (ebrary)

Dictionary of Forensic Psychology (2008). (ebrary)

Dictionary of Theories, Laws, and Concepts in Psychology (1998). (ebrary)

Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology (2004)

Handbook of Child Psychology (2006)

Handbook of Psychology (2013)

Mental Measurements Yearbook (2010)

Oxford Dictionary of Psychology (2006)

Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience (2011)

Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles (2007)

Tests: A Comprehensive Reference...(2008)

Psychology Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Careers and Graduate Education


APA Divisions

Become a School Psychologist (NASP--field-specific example)

Careers in Psychology (APA ebook, 2011)

Careers in Psychology (4th ed., 2013)

Majoring in Psychology (2011)

Marky Lloyd's Careers in Psychology Page

Applying to Graduate School in Psychology (APA, 2008)

Getting in . . . Graduate School in Psychology (APA, 2007)

Online Psychology Career Center

PsycCareers (APA)

Graduate and Postgraduate Education (APA)
How to Avoid the Kisses of Death in the Graduate School Application Process (Psi Chi)

Writing a Compelling Personal Statement (Psi Chi)

Guides for Writing C.V.'s and Resumes 
The Curriculum Vita: A Student's Guide to Preparation (Psi Chi)
How to Write an Impressive CV & Cover Letter (2009)

Tips on Creating an Academic Vita (Social Psychology Network)

Gallery of Best Resumes (2004 ed.)

The Damn Good Resume Guide (2002 ed.)

Directories and Rankings of Graduate Programs

Graduate Study in Psychology (APA, 2015 ed.)

Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs, vol.2 (2010 ed.)

APA-Accredited Programs (2014)

Top Psychology Schools (U.S. News, 2013)

NRC Rankings Overview: Psychology (See also full report)

Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (2014-2015)

PhD Program Rankings (Social Psychology Network)

Social & Behavioral Sciences Programs (Gradschools.com)

Licensing and Certification

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

American Board of Professional Psychology

Job Trends

APA Center for Workforce Studies

Occupational Outlook Handbook (2014-15)

Job Listings

Quick Job Search (APA)

Employment Ads (APS)

Psychology Jobs (Psychologyjobs.com)

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