Research Guides by Subject


Psychology Resources


Print Resources

Accessible through the College of the Canyons Web site , the online catalog will indicate what the Library owns and where the items are located in the collection. To find resources on psychology you may want to start by doing a subject search. This will give you link to a list of more than 90 titles that in the Library’s collection. You also have the option of selecting from over sixty “See also” references that refer you to subjects related to psychology such as child psychology, and personality.

The catalog will indicate the call number of the item, information on the type of material it is (i.e. book, video recording, pamphlet), and information on the item’s availability.

Suggested Print Resources:

Encyclopedia of Psychology: Reference BF 31 .E529 2000

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: Reference RC 455.2 D536 2013


Electronic Databases

ProQuest Direct is a database consisting of citations, abstracts and in many cases full-text articles from over ten thousand publications, including magazines, journals and newspapers. The articles may be printed out, downloaded or emailed . You may want to use the Psychology Journals module, which will allow you to retrieve citations. abstracts and full-text articles from over 500 journals. To best utilize this module, select the Advanced menu folder. Once on this page click on the "Database" pull-down menu at the bottom of the page and select Psychology- ProQuest Psychology Journals:

An example of an advanced search is seen below. Note that an "OR" search has been conducted, meaning that articles will be retrieved concerning bipolar disorder OR manic depression:





Once you type in the search parameters, the search my be submitted by clicking on the Search button. The results that are retrieved may be similar to an example seen below:





What is seen above are the brief citations. To see the complete article either click on the title of the article or click on the link that reads "Full text" or Full Text - PDF". To keep track of and email your results, you can click on the check box next to the article title. You may also email the articles by clicking on Email and get citations by clicking on Cite. These options appear at the top of the results page.


EbscoHost Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a database that allows you to find research articles. From the main page one is able to conduct a search on the home page. Note that phrases i the example are put in quotes. Note as well the full text option is checked.





Once the search is conducted you will see the results list:


 Note that the results are complete academic journal articles. The complete publication information is listed with the title of the journal in italics. By clicking in the title of the article you will see more options listed: EHpsych3.png


You may view, print or email the article as a PDF.You may also get a citation for the article is a number of different citation styles.  


Please ask a librarian for assistance in using these resources and to obtain the current password information to access the resources off-campus.

Recommended Web Sites

American Psychological Association: the official web site, containing information on the current APA style guide.

Psychology With Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide: This extremely informative guide is the creation of M.Plosky, PhD, an instructor at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

Psych Web: Information portal that contains a search engine and numerous links to resources in all areas of psychology.

BehaveNet Clinical Capsule: A commercial web site that contains valuable information on behavioral disorders, all of it extracted from the DSM-IV.


Question about citing resources? Please see the APA citation information page.


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