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Psychology Subject Guide LRC@TCC


Scope of this guide: find books, articles, and other information resources for researching topics in psychology.

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:
BF173-175 (Psychoanalysis)
BF180-210 (Experimental)
BF231-229 (Sensation)
BF311-349 (Cognition, Perception, Intelligence)
BF511-559 (Emotion)
BF660-687 (Comparative)
BF721-724 (Developmental)
HM251-291 (Social)
LB1051-1091 (Educational)
RA790 (Mental Health)
RC321-576 (Psychiatry and Psychopathology)


Keywords to search: mental health, psychoanalysis, cognition, perception, human behavior, emotion, intelligence, names of psychologists, names of disorders, mental illness, specialty disciplines (e.g. criminal psychology)


Psychology Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

ERIC (or through the Department of Education)

ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

OmniFile Full Text Select from H.W. Wilson indexes, abstracts, and provides full text for over 900 periodicals. The database includes records back to 1994 for selected publications. Coverage includes art, education, and the humanities and social sciences.

PsycArticles from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection search nearly 600 journals for full-text articles on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.


PsycINFO is the American Psychological Association’s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.


Selected resources from the Web:
APAStyle.org The American Psychological Association has established a style that it uses in all of the books and journals that it publishes.

American Psychological Association a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide and offers resources for the public including Alzheimer's, divorce, sleep, and emotional health.

Classics in the History of Psychology offers historically significant full text psychology documents and includes a recommended primary source reading list.

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health for information on mental disorders and current research.

Personality Tests & Resources from St. Mary's University.

Psych Web includes online books (The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud and The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James), career information, index to online journals, and mega lists.

Web Resources (Skidmore College) offers links for Student Advice (Writing, Grad School, Study Skills, Jobs, etc.), Ethical Issues, Organizations/Journals, General Perception Sources, Visual Perception Sources, Auditory Perception Sources, History & Systems Sources Statistics/Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Science, Neuropsychology/Neuroscience/Biopsychology, Applied/Human Factors Clinical Psychology and Related Information, Personality, Social Psychology and Related Areas.

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