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This Research Guide is to aid you in finding library resources to help you with your Psychology projects and assignments.
For information on Psychology courses, curriculum requirements, and faculty, please see the Psychology Department's homepage.
To begin your research, first find background information on your topic. A good place to start is Gale eBooks, an online collection of reference works on a variety of topics.
Ebook versions of encyclopedias and reference works covering most subjects, as well as a collection of classic literature and criticisms.
Or, you may try searching a psychology reference work directly. Below are several examples:
Where are the Psychology Books Located?
Most psychology books are begin with call numbers between 150 and 159 or beginning 616.8. For the most part, Iona's psychology books are located on the third floor of Ryan Library. The exception are school psychology books, which are located in Arrigoni Library and begin with the call number 370.15. Additionally, some books are located in the library's special collections and locations within the library, such as the reference room. Please see this complete list of locations and collections for more information.
Dewey Decimal Call Numbers for Psychology
- 150-150.9 General psychology
- 152-152.9 Sensory perception, movement, emotions, physiological drives
- 153-153.9 Conscious mental processes, intelligence
- 154-154.9 Subconscious and altered states and processes
- 155-155.9 Differential and developmental psychology
- 156-156.9 Comparative psychology
- 158-158.9 Applied psychology
- 370.15 Educational psychology
- 616.8 Diseases of the nervous system, Mental disorders
- 616.83 Organic diseases of the nervous system (e.g. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's)
- 616.852 Neuroses
- 616.858 Personality, Sexual, Gender Identity, Impulse-Control, Developmental and Learning Disorders
- 616.86 Substance abuse
- 616.89 Mental disorders
- 616.8914 Psychotherapy
- 618.928 Mental disorders in children
The PsycINFO database, produced by the American Psychological Association’s (APA), contains 3 million+ records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600's. Journal coverage spans from the 1800's to the present and includes material from 2,500+ international periodicals in all fields relating to psychology.
Full-text of 50+ psychology journals, most published by the American Psychological Association. (Note: All full-text articles can also be accessed by searching the much larger PsycINFO database.)
A web-based portal featuring DSM-V - the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world - and The American Journal of Psychiatry, along with a variety of other popular psychiatry journals, textbooks, news and more.
ProQuest Psychology Journals encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more. A number of the titles are heavily cited and have a strong set of ISI impact factors. Titles include: The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Development and Psychopathology, and The Psychological Record.
Psychology (Gale OneFile)
This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time and includes over 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Complete access to the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) dating back to Volume 1. Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, the MMY is a comprehensive guide to 2,000+ contemporary testing instruments in the areas of psychology, education, business, and leadership. Tests in Print (TIP) is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests in print in the English language.
EBSCO (all collections)
Articles and ebooks covering multidisciplinary subjects from all Ebsco databases.
Scholarly journals and ebooks in the humanities, social sciences, and business. Journal coverage generally ends 3-5 years before the current year. Complimentary access to unlicensed collections has been made available by JSTOR through 6/30/2022 in an effort to support increased online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
MEDLINE with Full Text
This database provides full text for many of the most-used biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE.
Articles from journals and newspapers covering all subject areas. Includes dissertations, working papers from OECD, company reports, and country profiles.
PubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
SAGE Journals Online
SAGE Journals Online contains 600+ journals covering business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. The full text of every issue is available from Volume 1, Issue 1 to the present.
Academic Video Online Premium
Videos covering Arts, Business, Criminal Justice, Diversity Studies, Education, Gender & Sexuality, Health, History, Literature, Psychology and Sciences. Contains content from 60 Minutes /CBS, PBS, BBC, NBC, Insight Media, etc.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that provides access to 26,000 films from 800 production companies. Its focus is on high-quality, educational content. Award-winning documentaries and feature films from producers to include the Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation, Strand New Day Films, PBS, The Great Courses, California Newsreel and Shout Factory are all included in the library.