Subject Guides – Psychology

Subject Guides – Psychology

These are some of the materials that are useful for basic research in Psychology

Browse the shelves Dictionaries & Encyclopedia
Articles &Databases Psychology on theWeb
Writing and Citation Guides Theses

Library Catalogue – Find books at our Library.

The items you need will likely be found in the following area:

B-BD: Philosophy
BF: Psychology – click for a further breakdown of this section
BJ: Ethics
BH: Aesthetics
Articles & Databases
  • Start with these databases:
    PsychInfo & Proquest Psychology: APA psychology index of 2500 journals and full-text database of 1250 journals covering clinical and social psychology, PTSD, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more.
    Academic Search Premier: indexes journals and magazines from all subject areas,some full-text available.
    PILOTS:PTSD database: articles from academic journals and books specializing in trauma.
    Proquest Sociology : full-text articles from academic journals and citations to books about Sociology.
    JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive: back issues of important scholarly journals. All full text.
    SocINDEX with Full Text: full-text articles from academic journals and citations to books from Sociology and related fields.
  • More databases:
    PubMed: covers medicine.
  • Individual Journals:
    The following is a small sample of journals available in this field:Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
    Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
Writing and Citation Guides

APA Style
Online citation creators
How to cite Canadian Government documents – Queens University

Writing help – Booth University College guide

Fit to Print: the Canadian Student’s Guide to Essay Writing
LB 2369 B83 F588 2004

Making Sense: a student’s guide to research and writing: in Psychology and Life Sciences– LB2369 N39 2009

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc.
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology On order
Dictionary of images and symbols in counselling REG BF 458 S775 1998
DSM-IV-TR REF RC 45.2 C4 D536 2000
DSM-IV-TR: casebook & treatment guide for child mental health REF RJ 499 D754 2009
Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology REF BT 31 G35 2001
Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work BF 204.6 O954 2010
Penguin Dictionary of Psychology BF 31 R43 1995
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association REF BF 76.7 P83 2010
Psychology on the Web

American Psychological Association

AllPsych Online: The Virtual Psychology Classroom

Psych Web
Provides access to online psychology journals and links to resources organized by subject e.g. memory, personality, consciousness.

Classics in the History of Psychology
Texts of historical importance to psychology.


Theses Canada 
Contains full text Canadian theses.