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PSYCH 100: Introductory Psychology



Erin Burns  


Articles and Databases

PsycINFOPsycInfo - more information

PubMedPubMed - more information (Medline)

ERIC -- Educational Resources Information Center ERIC - more information [preferred PSU interface]. 

ERIC ERIC - more information (U.S. Department of Education site; free) 

ProQuest Education Journals ProQuest - more information

Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography

Mental Measurements Yearbook Mental Measurements Yearbook - more information

Social Science Citation Index Social Science Citation Index - more information(Web of Science)

Of related interest...

Annual Review of Psychology Annual Review of Psychology - more information

Dissertations and Theses Dissertations and These - more information

Medianet Medianet - more information (Penn State's Audiovisual Database) 

MIT CogNet  MIT CogNet - more information

Sociological AbstractsSociological Abstracts - more information

Don't forget: Try These First if you want general popular interest magazines and newspapers or pro and con debate information.


Journals can be found by using the E-JOURNAL tab in the search box on the Libraries' home page. The following are exellent examples of journals in the field.

American Journal of Psychology

British Journal of Psychology

History of Psychology

International Journal of Psychology

Journal of General Psychology

Journal of Psychology

Psychology Today



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Finding books

Once you have your key concepts and keywords, you can use The CAT to find books on your topic.

Using the "Begins With (Browse)" search, you can search the CAT using book titles or authors' names. Authors' names should be entered "last name, first name" and titles should be entered without the initial article (the, a, an...). If the book you want is about the author, make sure you search the name as a Subject, not Author.

Examples:    Skinner, B. F.   -OR-  psychology and conditioning

Don't have a title/author in mind? Instead of a "Keyword" Search, try using the "Topic: Title+Subject" search option with one or more keywords.