Selected Resources for: Psychology

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Subject Librarian:

Amy Springer

aspringe@umn.edu

This subject covers: the systematic study of the mind, behavior, animal/human experience, mental life, intelligence, learning, emotions and feelings as it relates to the function of the mind and mental processes.


Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a classification of mental disorders with associated criteria designed to facilitate more reliable diagnoses of these disorders.

MNCAT Article Discovery is the Library's powerful new tool that simultaneously searches hundreds of databases, including popular ones such as JSTOR, Project MUSE and Medline. This is the automatic choice when you search from the "Articles and Databases" tab.

Covers all areas of psychology since 1806. Provides citations, abstracts and some full-text of articles, books, book chapters and dissertation from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields. Tutorial

Primary source of journal article access for the health sciences - the campus version provides full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries.

Full text of journals, major reference works and books from John Wiley, a publisher of scientific and social science literature. Areas in psychology covered include: Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational & School Psychology, General Psychology, Personality & Individual Differences, Psychological Methods, Research & Statistics, Psychotherapy & Counseling and Social Psychology.


Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Online access to classic articles and books in Psychology and Related Disciplines

The Cochrane Library consists of a collection of regularly updated evidence-based health care databases. The Cochrane collection is designed to provide information and evidence to support health care decision-making. The available databases are: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (regularly updated reviews of the effects of health care interventions); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness: DARE (critical assessments and structured abstracts of good systematic reviews published elsewhere); The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register: CENTRAL (bibliographic information on controlled trials); The Cochrance Database of Methodology Reviews: CDMR (systematic reviews of methodological studies); Health Technology Assessment Database: HTA (information about health technology assessments); NHS Economic Evaluation Database: NHS EED (National Health Service (UK), structured abstracts of articles describing evaluations of health care interventions); browse by Cochrane Collaborative Review Group; and the Cochrane Reviewer's Handbook.

Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.

This database offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, and encompasses an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, and many unique sources that were never previously available, covering all levels of education--from early childhood to higher education--as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

This version of the ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education, and provides access to education-related journal and non-journal literature.

Journal Citation Reports provides easy access to data that helps you evaluate and compare approx 8,400 scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Includes the Impact Factor for these journals.

Full texts of articles in academic journals covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides backruns from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases there may be a backlog of several years. JSTOR also increasingly offers the full texts of complete monographs, including books on music.

LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Provides access to drug information resources, including DRUGDEX; POISINDEX; Martindale, the Extra Pharmacopoeia; Index Nominum; and Physician's Desk Reference.

PsycARTICLES Database contains the full text of articles from APA (American Psychological Association) journals and selected EPF (Educational Publishing Foundation) journals, most from 1988 to the present. The articles are provided in HTML format for direct viewing and printing with your web browser.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

A full-text database of APA books, classic books, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. PsycBOOKS is accessed via APA's PsycNET interface.

PsycCRITIQUES is a searchable database of book reviews in psychology.

Covers the social sciences, including anthropology, history, industrial relations, information science and library science, law, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, political science, public health, social issues, social work, sociology, substance abuse, urban studies, and women's studies.
Provides bibliographic citations, plus author abstracts "for approximately 60% of the articles in the database." Each citation also includes a list of references cited in the source article. In addition, it is possible to retrieve a list of works that have cited a specific author or a specific earlier work.
Indexes articles, reviews, letters, etc. from over "1,950 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals."


General Reference Sources

Forms, Tests, Inventories

The APA's web site with information about psychological testing, standards for testing, and locating tests.

"Established in 1992, The Association of Test Publishers is a non-profit organization representing providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to assessment, selection, screening, certification, licensing, educational or clinical uses."

Web site with information about the Buros Institute, tests, test reviews, Buros publications, and instructions for using Buros publications, including Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print.

Describes instruments used to assess health and behavior of infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Topics covered include public health, communication, psychology, management, nursing, organizational behavior, medicine, sociology, physical education, psychiatry, human resources, gerontology and dental medicine. Covers questionnaires, interview schedules, observation checklists and manuals, index measures, coding schemes, scenarios and vignettes, rating scales, projective techniques and tests. Includes title, author, publication resource, development date, publication date, subjects, description and reliability and validity information. International coverage.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for one user at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print, from the Buros Institute, contains the most recent descriptive information and critical reviews of new and revised tests from the Buros Institute's 9th and more recent Yearbooks. It offers evaluations of the latest assessments in education, psychology, business, law, healthcare, counseling, and management. In addition to test reviews, descriptions of the purpose, target population, administration, scores, price, author, and publisher for all listed tests are provided. Reviews are written by highly qualified professionals with expertise in a range of disciplines.
Beginning in 2010, the database provides a comprehensive record that combines the full text reviews with the citations from the print publications: Mental measurements yearbook; and: Tests in print.

A research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information.

A collection of 1200 psychological and educational inventories is housed in the Wilson Library Annex. This is primarily an archival collection since new inventories are not currently being purchased. Access to this collection is restricted given test security requirements. Students must present a current student ID or other photo identification along with a signed, dated note from a faculty member accepting responsibility for test security. The test collection is not open to the general public and tests may not be copied or circulated.

Each volume published since 1991 includes about 100 critical reviews of commercial tests used in psychological assessment, business and education.

The Test Collection at ETS (TestLink) is a database of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices most of which were created by authors outside ETS/ With information about tests from the early 1900s to the present, the Test Collection at ETS is the largest compilation in the world/ Some are available Tests in Microfiche (TIM), housed in the Wilson Library Reference Room (Microfiche Set 129). Only those identified as: Test Acronyms... TIM are available on microfiche. The microfiche are arranged numerically by the numbers given each title in the database. The other 19,000+ tests are available from ETS or other sources. To obtain a list of the whole TIM Collection from the ETS Test Collection Database, select Test Acronyms as a search method & click search. Then enter TIM* in the search box.


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites


Multimedia Materials

Videos and Films

Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.

Database of streaming psychotherapy demonstrations featuring some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapeutic topics. Allows viewers to go straight to the heart of clinical practice with demonstrations of psychotherapy as it is done by today's leading practitioners. Resource for teaching and training in psychotherapy practice and for education about psychology. Searchable by titles, therapy topics, therapeutic approaches, and therapists.


Library Information

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Wilson Library

309 19th Ave. S.
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Service Desk: 612-624-3321
Map