Psychology Resources

Psychology specific databases

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Mental Measurements Yearbook is a comprehensive guide to contemporary testing instruments in such fields as psychology, education, business and leadership. Select a testing category or publication date under "Limit your results" for more relevant search results. Click "Choose Databases" to select other relevant databases such as Academic Search Premier, PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO.

PsycARTICLES

PsycARTICLES is the premier database for access to full text articles from scholarly and scientific psychology journals. Limit your results by population group and characteristics for more relevant results. This database uses the APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms; select "Thesaurus" at the top of the screen for searchable and browsable access. You can also search PsycARTICLES in conjunction with PsycINFO and Academic Search Premier by clicking "Choose Databases."

PsycINFO

PsycINFO provides citations and abstracts for millions of journals articles, books, book chapters and dissertations in psychology, many with links to the full text of the document. The psychological aspects of other disciplines are also covered such as pharmacology, linguistics, sociology and education. You can also search PsycINFO in conjunction with PsycARTICLES and Academic Search Premier by clicking "Choose Databases."

PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS serves as a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests. A wide variety of test types are included in PsycTESTS, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and so on.

Psychology reference ebooks

Encyclopedia of Children - Adolescents - and the Media

Presents research and facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. Covers the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact on children and adolescents.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Provides an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of educational psychology, including topics in categories such as human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia is distinguished by a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world.

General/related databases

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.

STATISTA

Statisa is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, and consumer goods. The content is geared towards business and marketing statistical needs, with a focus on current (not historical) statistics. Ready made tables are available for downloading.

WorldCat

Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

Psychology websites

Assessment Psychology

Assessment Psychology Online provides information about assessment and testing practices for psychologists, but not the assessment tools themselves. Average scores by population and bibliographies of other resources about many of the tests are also provided.

Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900

Diseases of the Mind is a permanent online exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. It is divided into five sections, each of which contains illustrations and links to outside resources. The full-text of Medical Inquiries and Observations upon Diseases of the Mind by Benjamin Rush, the “father” of American psychiatry is also linked.