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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.

ATLA Religion with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.

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.

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

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: BF31 .A65 2007

Sage encyclopedia of marriage, family, and couples counseling On campus use only
Helps readers understand the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples and related interpersonal relationships. Key topics include: Assessment, Communication, Coping, Diversity, Interventions and Techniques, Life Events/Transitions, Sexuality, and Work/Life Issues.
Call number: REF BF636.7.G76 S24 2017

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 20th volumes.
Call number: Z5814.P8 T45

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.

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only 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.

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 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.


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.

SAMHSA Data Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides data about substance abuse, mental illness, and health economics.

WHO Mental Health Atlas Unrestricted Resource
Mental Health Atlas Project of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization (WHO) is designed to collect, compile and disseminate data on mental health resources in the world. Resources include mental health policies, plans, financing, care delivery, human resources, medicines, and information systems. These resources are necessary to provide services and care for people with mental disorders.


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.)


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.

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.


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.


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.