Key Article Databases
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.
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PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. ProQuest Psychology Journals
Provides full text for hundreds of psychology related journals. PsychiatryOnline
Includes the full text of all editions of the DSM-V, full text articles of some psychiatric journals as well as a few psychiatric textbooks, self-assessment tools, medication information handouts, and more. American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines in both comprehensive and quick-reference formats are searchable also. Social Sciences Citation Index/Web of Science
Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references from the journal literature in the physical and social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, or address word (e.g. author's institution). Coverage begins 1956 to present. Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
Other Useful Databases
Biological Abstracts (Thomson Scientific / ISI Web Services)
Biological Abstracts is a comprehensive database that directs you to information covered in life sciences journals. Coverage begins 1969 to present. Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business Source Premier is a full-text, scholarly and trade article database covering a wide range of topics including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems. Counseling and Therapy in Video (Alexander Street Press)
Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
Provides an online collection of hours of video for the study of counseling, psychology, psychotherapy and social work. It includes counseling sessions and demonstrations, consultations, lectures, interviews and teaching and discussion guides. A detailed guide to the database can be found at here
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image). ERIC (ProQuest)
The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. It indexes both journal articles and reports from government and private agencies. Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (ProQuest)
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. MIT CogNet
MIT CogNet is an electronic community for researchers in cognitive and brain sciences. Includes library of electronic books and journals from the MIT Press as well as other publishers, professional associations, institutions and individuals. PsycTHERAPY
PsycTHERAPY is a database of streaming psychotherapy demonstrations featuring some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapeutic topics. PsycTHERAPY’s powerful search and personal playlist capabilities make it a rich resource for teaching and training in psychotherapy practice and for education about psychology. PubMed
PubMed was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers. Click for downloadable instructions.
Provides citations and abstracts of articles in over 1800 journals (mainly scientific, technical and medical). Full-text is available only to the 327 titles to which Villanova University subscribes. Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database. Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law. SpringerLink
An integrated database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Villanova has full-text access to more than 2,500 fully peer-reviewed journals and some books, including the Lecture Notes in Mathematics and Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series.
Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories
This surveys the entire range of thinking in psychology from ancient times to the present, encompassing philosophies and theories of mind that pre-date our modern conception of psychology as a science, and extending to the current findings of neuroscience. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology Encyclopedia of psychological assessment Classics in the History of Psychology (CHP)
Contains full-text writings of eminent psychologists.Classics in the History of Psychology is an effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters on-line. CHP is no longer adding documents to the website. International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
This interdisciplinary focus makes the encyclopedia an invaluable resource not only for linguistics but also for scholars working in the fields of computer science, mathematics, philosophy, the social and behavioral sciences, and literary studies. Encyclopedia of School Psychology Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The Encyclopedia is designed to be an introduction to the topics of I/O psychology for an audience including undergraduate students, beginning graduate students of I/O psychology and related disciplines, lay audiences seeking a nontechnical description of the field and its practices, practitioners wishing to stay abreast of the changes and updates in the field, and even the PhD-level academic seeking a portal into a new specialty area. It should also be noted that although the Encyclopedia is designed to be comprehensive in its coverage of topics, it is not meant to provide comprehensive treatments of any given topic. Learning and Memory: a Comprehensive Reference Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology Handbook of Life-Span Development
Covers cognitive, biological, social and emotional aspects of human change across the life span. The chapters written by scholars range from the development of mental processing to developing civic engagement within a civic context.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO)Mental Measurements Yearbook
(MMY) covers more than 2,200 commercially-available tests from Volume 1 to the present in categories such as personality, developmental, behavioral assessment, neuropsychological, achievement, intelligence and aptitude, educational, speech & hearing, and sensory motor. Tests in Print
(TIP) provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).ETS database
A searchable database for tests some of which can be downloaded for a fee.Health and Psychosocial Instruments (EBSCO)
Provides reviews of measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) used in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences. The actual instruments are NOT included full-text in the database.
Conduting Literature Reviews
Citing and Evaluating Research
Citing and Evaluating Research
A guide for citing electronic and print sources in your research, covering a variety of formats. APA Style Guide to Electronic References
How to cite electronic references according to APA 6th Style. APA Style
Provides tips including a blog for using the new 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Basics of APA Style tutorial RefWorks
Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies. RefWorks Help
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American Psychological Association (APA)
APA aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science. The core values that guide our mission include pursuit of excellence, knowledge, diversity and ethical action. Association for Psychological Science
APS seeks to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare. Acoustical Society of America
Representing a variety of fields related to sound the Society's purpose is to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics. American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
The Association's purpose is to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it. Associaiton for Humanistic Psychology (AHP)
A national organization comprised of educators, students, doctors, politicians, scientists, health and social workers, activists - anyone who shares humanistic values and wants to make a difference. Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)
AWP is a diverse feminist community of psychologists and allied professionals invested in the integration of personal, professional, and political power in the service of social justice. They challenge unexamined privilege and dominant discourses that marginalize and oppress within psychology and the wider society. AWP accomplishes this by promoting feminist scholarship, teaching, practice, and networking, and through mentoring, activism, and influencing public policy. Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)
ABPsi sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit. Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the national association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada and is Canada's largest association for psychology. Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics (CCLE)
A network of scholars elaborating the law, policy and ethics of freedom of thought. The mission of CCLE is to develop public polices that will preserve and enhance freedom of thought into the 21st Century. Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS)
CMPS has as its mission to establish a psychoanalytic training institute, develop standards for psychoanalytic education, promote and advance psychoanalysis, maintain a center for psychoanalytic research, publish modern psychoanalytic writing and research, develop advanced programs of study in psychoanalysis, and provide an ongoing faculty development program. International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS)
Formed to encourage research and education in the field of behavioral neuroscience IBNS consists of scientists, clinicians, teachers, and others with a background and interest in the relationship between brain and behavior. Jean Piaget Society: Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development.
Named in honor of the Swiss developmentalist, Jean Piaget, the Society's aim is to provide an open forum, through symposia, books, their journal, and other publications, for the presentation and discussion of scholarly work on issues related to human knowledge and its development. Society for Neuroscience
World's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior (SQAB)
Founded in 1978 to present symposia and publish material which bring a quantitative analysis to bear on the understanding of behavior.
Classics in the History of Psychology (CHP)
Contains full-text writings of eminent psychologists.Classics in the History of Psychology is an effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters on-line. CHP is no longer adding documents to the website. Cognitive Science Network
Provides a worldwide, online community for research in all areas of cognitive science, following the model of other subject matter networks within SSRN. National Institute of Mental Health
One of the 27 units making up the National Institute of Health, the federal governments's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. Among its areas of interest are aging, autism, child abuse and neglect and women's mental health. Psycline
Provides links to psychology and social science journals on the web. Research Randomizer
"This web site is designed to assist researchers and students who want an easy way to perform random sampling or assign participants to experimental conditions. Research Randomizer can be used in a wide variety of situations, including psychological experimentation, medical trials, and survey research." Tests Reviews Online
Indexes the reviews of tests from the various editions of the Mental Measurements Yearbook (call number REF Z5814.P8B932)
E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans. Journal Finder
Use this link to locate journals or specific articles that may be available electronically.