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Useful resources for psychology


Psychology databases

ProQuest Psychology Journals (Proquest Central)
Indexing more than 640 psychology titles, with more than 540 titles available in full text.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection on Ebscohost
Full text from nearly 500 journals covering psychology and related subjects.


Other recommended databases

Academic Search Complete on Ebscohost
A comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary full text database, with more the 5,300 full text periodicals. Includes some psychology journals.

BioMed Central 
Publishes 265 peer-reviewed, open access, biomedical science journals.

Cochrane Library
High-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decisionmaking. Under the terms of the licence, this database is only available to people physically located in Australia.

A bibliographic database of medical and health research with coverage from 1974 to the present with considerable content not available in Medline.Embase is included in Scopus.

An important index of biomedical and life sciences information, Medline is the largestsubset of PubMed. Searchable via Scopus and PubMed. MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the NLM’s thesaurus of controlled vocabulary used for Medline articles via PubMed. Watch this short video to find out how to use MeSH in PubMed to to find Medline articles.

ProQuest Criminal Justice (Proquest Central)
This database indexes US and international scholarly journals, as well as correctional and law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, etc.

Provides access to over 11 million Medline citations back to the mid- 1960’s and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles, including PubMed Central, and other related resources.

PubMed Central
An archive of full text life science articles. Further information about PubMed, PubMed Central and Medline.

The world’s largest abstract and indexing database. It also includes the journals indexed by ScienceDirect and has 100% Medline and Embase coverage.

Full text science database, with a strong coverage of psychology.


Multimedia databases

Sage Research Methods Online
A database of ebooks, articles, videos and other resources to help researchers to design and conduct research projects, understand methods, identify new methods and write up results.


Online encyclopaedias, dictionaries and handbooks

Selected Ebooks

Encyclopaedic dictionary of psychology (Credo Reference)

Elsevier’s dictionary of psychological theories (Credo Reference)

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang  (Credo Reference)


See the ebook guide for information on how to find and use ebooks or

search the library system.


Finding tests

APA Tests Site
Provides information on how to find tests, including links to testingrelated sites.

Psychological Research and Experiments on the Net
Provides links to known experiments on the internet that are psychologically related.


Online videos

Counseling & Therapy on Video
More than 800 streamed psychology videos from Alexander Street Press.

Health and Society on Alexander Street Press 
More than 500 streamed on health issues and their impact on society.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
JoVE publishes videos of experimental methods in the areas of Biology; Neuroscience; Medicine; Bioengineering; Engineering; Immunology and Infection; Chemistry; Behavior; Environment; Developmental Biology.


APA Style

APA Style Central
The official and complete resource on APA Style. Designed to help users develop their writing and professional research skills, APA Style CENTRAL combines sophisticated learning and teaching tools, advanced writing and content management technology, and full integration of APA’s best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association® to create an unparalleled web-based suite of integrated services and tools.