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Psychology: Getting Started

This guide is an introduction to resources in psychology.



This is a guide to resources for psychology.  The tabs at the top of the guide provide information on how to find articles from databases, search for books, and locate additional resources. 

         Contact your librarian for more assistance. 

Sigmund Freud's Inner Circle

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Background Information

Background exploration of a topic  is crucial to good research.  Reference encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks are the tools to use if you want to get an overview of a subject, find definitions of terms, get biographical information on a key figure in the field, or locate recommended lists of readings.

Look at some of the background sources recommended, whether they are individual print and electronic titles or collections in a database. 

CREDO is an example of a database containing a collection of electronic reference titles.

Reference Print and Electronic Titles

 Print reference titles are available on the first floor of the library.  

   Cover Art                                   Return to product information   


Encyclopedia of Human Behavior            Encyclopedia of Psychology

Ref 150.3 En 19h                                   Ref 150 H1911p               


    Cover Art                                 

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology            DSM V

Ref 302.03 En197sp                                 Ref 616.89075 D54


  Cover Art                             Cover Art


Handbook of Psychology              Pictorial History of Psychology

Ref 150 H19171p                         Ref 150.9022 P1589h                 



Qualitative Research in Psychology   Criminal Psychology

Ref 150.72 Sa184h                           Ref 364.3 C8684p


Reference E-Books

These are some print and electronic book titles accessible from the Boreham Library catalog.  For electronic books, click on the title link for access.

Research Librarian

Carolyn Filippelli
Contact Info:
Boreham Library, 1st floor
Office Phone: 479-788-7204
  Services Available from your Research Librarian:
  • Research Consultations (walk in or appointment)
  • Resource suggestions for class assignments and group projects 
  • Help with search strategies for databases and catalogs