Research Guides


Encyclopedias (Reference; First Floor)

Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology (REF BF31 E553)
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (REF BF31 E5)
Encyclopedia of Human Intelligence (REF BF431 E59)
Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis (REF BF173 E5)
Encyclopedia of Psychology (REF BF31 E52)
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (REF BF31 G35)
Psychology Basics (REF BF31 P765)

Dictionaries (Reference; First Floor)

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (REF BF109 A1 Z85)
Black’s Medical Dictionary (REF R121 B53)

Psychological Testing (Reference; First Floor)

Measures for Psychological Assessment (REF BF698.5 C45)
Mental Measurements Yearbook (REF Z5814 P8 B932)
Personality Tests and Reviews (REF BF698.5 B87)
Tests (REF BF176 T43)

Additional Materials (Reference; First Floor)

A Guide to Psychologists and Their Concepts (REF BF109 A1 N67)
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (REF BF76.7 P83)


Online Card Catalog

The RSC Online Card Catalog is an index to the library’s books and audiovisual materials. You may search the catalog from any computer with Internet access. The online card catalog can be searched in a variety of ways most notability by TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT, and KEYWORD.

Examples of subject terms: 


The library uses the Library of Congress Classification System. Most psychology-related materials will be located in:

BF Psychology
RC Psychiatry

SIRS (REF AG500; Online)

The SIRS notebooks contain articles from both periodicals and newspapers. The articles address social issues, such as, stress, aging, crime, etc. Current SIRS articles are available both in print and online. You can access the SIRS online version from any computer on campus. 

EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOhost is an online database service provider and is available from any computer with Internet access. PsychInfo, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition databases within EBSCOhost will be most helpful for your assignment. The PsycINFO database is the definitive index for psychology journals and will be most helpful for your assignment. 


FirstSearch is an online database service provider and is available from any computer with Internet access.  


PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million citations from health and life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full-text and other related resources. 


Although an unorganized resource the Internet does contain valuable information. The library’s PSYCHOLOGY LINKS will assist you in locating psychology-related sites.