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PsycINFO Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index, summaries, and links to full text when available of journal articles, book chapters, full books, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology and related fields.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

Project Muse Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of a variety of journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press; covers 1995-present in most cases.

Sage Journals Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and some full text of journals published by Sage.

Note: To avoid seeing journals you cannot access, select the option to see only content available to you.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of more than 4,000 open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Highwire Press Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Highwire Press is an archive of scholarly articles in the sciences produced by Stanford University Libraries.

Publications in the Field

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Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) On campus use only
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States.
Call number: REF RC455.2.C4 D54 2013
The library also has the DSM-IV-TR available in the circulating collection, call number RC455.2.C4 D536 2000.

APA Dictionary of Psychology On campus use only
With over 25,000 terms and definitions, the Dictionary encompasses all areas of research and application, and includes coverage of concepts, processes, and therapies across all the major subdisciplines of psychology.
Call number: REF BF31 .A65 2007

Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology & Counseling On campus use only
With over 1,400 entries (articles and cross-references), this massive volume contains resources the Christian psychologist or counselor needs to identify disorders, trends, techniques, and other essential concepts. Each article has been reviewed to reflect the current literature in the field.
Call number: REF BF31 .B25 1999

Mental Measurements Yearbook On campus use only
The Mental Measurements Yearbook series provides "test reviews, providing evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection. Typical MMY test entries include descriptive information, one or two professional reviews, and reviewer references. To be reviewed in the MMY a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new, revised, or widely used since it last appeared in the MMY series."

Use the MMY online search to find out if a review of a particular test has been published and, if so, in which volume. The Library currently has the 11th through 19th volumes.
Call number: Z5814.P8 T45

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
This is an electronic version of the the 4th Edition of the Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology.  This resource includes detailed entries on all aspects of psychology along with bibliographies for futher reading.

Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Over 3000 definitions offer clear explanations of statistical procedures commonly used in psychology; major psychometric and other psychological tests; categories of mental illness, mental disability, and brain damage; frequently used medical terms; basic neuroanatomy; and types of psychological therapies.

Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Provides a thorough examination of the components of behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings. Although the focus is on technical applications, entries also provide the historical context in which behavior therapists have worked, including research issues and strategies. Entries on assessment, ethical concerns, theoretical differences, and the unique contributions of key figures in the movement (including B. F. Skinner, Joseph Wolpe, Aaron T. Beck, and many others) are also included.

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes entries on a broad array of issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The Encyclopedia addresses culture across a broad spectrum of psychological perspectives and includes topics that are relevant to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and clinical psychology

Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Psychological assessment is a key component of psychological work. Devices of scientific assessment are necessary for adequate describing, diagnosis, predicting, explaining or changing the behavior of all subjects under examination. This collection offers complete coverage to facilitate action in each of these areas and will consequently be invaluable to psychologists in any applied setting. Each entry includes a general conceptual and methodological overview, a section on relevant assessment devices, followed by links to related concepts in the Encyclopedia and a list of references.

Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques.


CDC Data & Statistics: Mental Health Unrestricted Resource
Information on access to mental health and mental illness (MH/MI) surveillance data sources is provided on various MH/MI topics. Data sources include the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Relevant statistics are also presented.

National Institute of Mental Health Statistics Unrestricted Resource
Understanding the scope of mental health problems and treatment in the United States is central to NIMH’s mission. This resource represents an extensive collection of their best statistics on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental disorders. Equally important are sections that have been included on mental health-related disability and on suicide.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
SAMHDA provides public-use data files, file documentation, and access to restricted-use data files to support a better understanding of this critical area of public health.

WHO Mental Health Atlas 2014 (PDF) Unrestricted Resource
"WHO’s Mental Health Atlas series has established itself as the most comprehensive and widely used source of information on the global mental health situation.

This new edition of Mental Health Atlas, carried out in 2014, assumes new importance as a repository of mental health information in WHO Member States because it is providing much of the baseline data against which progress towards the objectives and targets of the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 is to be measured."


Google Book Search Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Google Books contains thousands of books that have been digitized. Books under copyright are available as a limited preview only, while books in the public domain are often available in their entirety.

Project Gutenberg: Psychology Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text historical psychology titles.


American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 Unrestricted Resource
American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 is the digital version of the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU). The database is searchable by fields that include dissertation title, author and school.

Full-text of the dissertations is not available in this resource. Contact the library for assistance in requesting a copy of the dissertation text.

Open Access Theses & Dissertations Unrestricted Resource Some full text available aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations and Theses (PQDT Open) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)


Counseling and Therapy in Video Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Resource contains video
Alexander Street Counseling's Counseling and Therapy in Video provides an online collection of video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

Filmakers Library Online (Volume 1) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Resource contains video
Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Symptom Media Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Symptom Media’s behavioral health clinical training titles are guided by the DSM, incorporating the symptoms into a concise vignette that promotes critical thinking, allows for discussion and analysis of symptoms that creates the optimal learning experience.


Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences (MIDSS) Unrestricted Resource
Designed to be a repository for instruments that are used to collect data from across the social sciences. Use the site to discover instruments you can use in your own research on topics like anxiety, family, stress, and relationships.

PsychCentral Unrestricted Resource
An independent mental health social network for lay persons and clinical professions. Includes topics, quizzes, information on psychological drugs, blogs and books.


American Counseling Association Unrestricted Resource
The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. Website includes a Knowledge Center, resources on several public policy topics, and career information.

American Psychological Association Unrestricted Resource
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Their mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. Website features information about a number of psychology topics, publications, news and events, job listings, and a psychology help center.

Association for Psychological Science Unrestricted Resource
The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. Website includes an employment network and publication information.