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Psychology - information tools arranged by Type of information required

FACTS/DEFINITIONS: You can locate reliable facts, summaries of topics from dictionaries and encyclopedias, and background information about topics using resources such as CREDO on our Facts/Definitions page. There are also a number of subject-specific psychology reference resources.

NEWS:The latest news on many topics can be found using various indexes on our News Resources


Academic Search Complete.  Multidisciplinary database of full-text articles from scholarly journals, magazines, government documents and other sources. Best for basic coverage of most topics.

PsycINFO.  NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.

Central Index. Broad coverage of interdisciplinary journals and other materials. 

ScopusDiscover citations (with some full text) of articles in science, medicine, technology, and the social sciences. Includes tracking by citation, and identifying high impact articles for interdisciplinary researchers.

Google Scholar provides free searching of keywords and authors across a wide a selection of academic journals.

For more comprehensive searching in other disciplines, see the full list of subject tools listed on our Databases page.


Expert opinions can be found in books: see our local book catalog for searching. You may want to expand your search to the I-Share state-wide catalog (using the drop-down option below the search box) or our electronic book page.

TESTING:  Health and Psychosocial Instruments. Reviews of tests.

DATA: Data can be found using the resources found on our Statistics, our Background Information, and our Handling Information and Data pages. SimplyAnalytics (was SimplyMap) contains United States census data, business data, and business points that can be manipulated and mapped. You can rank locations based on variables, create demographic analyses, and map variables to the county or sometimes the census Block.  If you sign in as a guest, you won’t need to create an account. Accounts are needed only to save search parameters and data results. (Information and help video page.)

MULTIMEDIA (images, videoes, etc):



Below we list a variety of web resources about topics in the area of Psychology.

  • Cogprints
    Depository of papers in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience and other disciplines.
  • Psychological Surveys
  • American Psychological Association
    The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
  • serves as a one-stop access point for information from U.S. government agencies on mental health problems and supporting resources. 
  • Social Psychology Network
    The mission of Social Psychology Network is to promote peace, social justice, and sustainable living through public education, research, and the advancement of psychology. Maintained by Dr. Plous from Wesleyan University
  • Association for Psychological Science
    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.
  • American Psychological Association: Resources for Students
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
    A Division of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology advances understanding of the discipline by promoting excellence in the teaching and learning of psychology.


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