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Encyclopedias and Guides
Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. 3rd ed. (REF BF31 .E52 2001)
Excellent general source for beginning and advanced students and a good starting point for subject searching of this discipline.

Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science. Sage, 2005 (REF HQ767.84 .E52 2005)
Provides an excellent overview of this redefined field with a list of entries at the beginning to help the reader know what the work contains. The Reader’s Guide lists entries by 30 broad topic areas, including child development, culture and diversity, personality and development, and social issues, making it easy for users to locate relevant information.

Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. Academic Press. (REF BF31 .E5 1994)
This source presents 250 signed articles focusing primarily on physiological, abnormal and clinical psychology and cognition. Each article provides a glossary, bibliography and cross-references. Indexed by author, title and subject.

Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford. (REF BF31 .E52 2000)
Spend some time examining the features of this encyclopedia, and you’ll find out why it has been heralded for scholarship and comprehensive coverage of this field. Especially interesting is the Synoptic Outline of Contents in volume 8, which serves as a classified reference, listing conceptual categories of psychology and relationships within each broad area. Under the category “Biographies” is the list of 400 names of the psychologists included in the set.

Dictionaries
Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. Routledge.  (REF BF109.A1 B56 1997)
Beside the main section of entries in alphabetical order, this book provides indexes of names, interests and institutions as well as an index of key terms.

Dictionary of Multicultural Psychology: Issues, Terms, and Concepts. Sage. (REF GN502 .H336 2005)
This up-to-date dictionary contains numerous references to relevant concepts and terms in the field of multicultural psychology.  Definitions are written in concise language for easy comprehension in a familiar and convenient standard dictionary format. 

Dictionary of Psychology. Compiled and edited by Raymond Corsini 1999. (REF BF31 .C72 1999)
Entries in this work are drawn from glossaries of text books, journals and dozens of dictionaries and encyclopedias in psychology and related fields. Charts and illustrations enhance the format and presentation.

Key Concepts In Psychology.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.  (REF BF31 .W56 2006)
Provides a current, accessible and comprehensive guide to the major terms and concepts encountered in psychology.  Each entry is placed alphabetically for ease of use and gives a clear definition followed by relevant examples, links to further reading, and website references that point to additional resources for study.

Handbooks
Handbook of Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Personality Assessment. Lawrence Erlbaum. (REF RC473.P79 H36 2000)
Brings together researchers and practitioners with diverse ethnic and racial identities and training to present state-of-the-art knowledge about how best to minimize cultural biases in the assessment of personality and psychopathology. 

Handbook of Child Psychology.  John Wiley & Sons, 2006. (REF BF721 .H242 2006)
An authoritative 4-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared.

Useful Databases
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Academic Search Complete is the world’s largest and most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database with >5.3K full-text periodicals, including ~4.4K peer-reviewed journals.  This database also offers indexing and abstracts for >9.3K journals and a total of 10.9K publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content dating going back to 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.  Updated daily. 

CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers with >1MM records (1892-date) indexing >2,737 journals covering nursing and allied health. CINAHL includes English-language nursing journals and publications on nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. 

EJS E-Journals provides article-level access for ~10K E-Journals available through EBSCO’s Electronic Journal Service (EJS) with links directly to publishers’ content. 

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition contains ~550 scholarly, full text nursing, allied health and medical journals (~450 of them peer-reviewed, dating back to 1975); consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; reference books; and abstracts and indexing for ~850 more journals.  The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF. 

MEDLINE, also available as PubMed <http://pubmed.gov>, is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s premier bibliographic database with >15MM references to >5K worldwide journals in 37 languages (covering 1950-date) providing authoritative medical information on medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, healthcare administration, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences.   MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities. 

PsychARTICLES (1894 to date) is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology with >100K full-text articles from 59 journals including 48 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organizations. 

PsycCRITIQUES, also produced by the APA, is an electronic database of book reviews (>36K reviews, 1956-date) featuring full text reviews of current scholarly and professional books in psychology, critiques of popular films, and trade books from a psychological perspective. PsycCRITIQUES is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®

PsycINFO (1887-date) contains ~2.3 MM citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines with 97% of the covered material being peer-reviewed.  Journal coverage (1887-date) includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in >25 languages. 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database providing ~550 full text publications, including >500 peer-reviewed journals. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.

Science & Technology Collection contains >800 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community and indexing and abstracts for >1.7K similar publications.

Health & Wellness Resource Center(HWRC) is a comprehensive resource that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and wellness information including the respected Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources with descriptions of and links to several pertinent Web sites, selected for their usefulness and appropriateness.

Useful Websites
 Omni Medical Search <www.omnimedicalsearch.com  > is a metasearch engine designed to search up to 16+ different medical search engines  from 30+ different sources in 4 different categories so you can find everything you need from one convenient website.  Each medical database chosen is unbiased and non-commercial in nature and an established authority for delivering responsible medical information. 

Center for Disease Control <http://www.cdc.gov/health/default.htm>.  The U.S. Government’s Center for Disease Control offers a look at health and illness through an A-Z index. Excellent and trustworthy information.

MedlinePlus <http://medlineplus.gov/>.  Authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Information on >700 topics covering diseases, conditions and wellness, as well as extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

WEBMD <http://my.webmd.com/health_guide_atoz>  A comprehensive index of diseases and conditions from A-Z.

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