University Library, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Library Resources for PSY 500

These sources may help you find good information for this class. This page is by no means comprehensive; rather, it is intended to serve as a starting point for your research. For further assistance, please contact the Reference Desk.

Graduate Student Services

Locating Journal Articles

Use the indexes below to identify articles on specific topics as well as locate full-text electronic articles, essays, and chapters in books. The following databases can be found under Articles, Indexes, and Databases unless otherwise indicated. The most current print journals are shelved alphabetically by title on the Second Floor South of the library. Older issues are kept either in microform on the Second Floor South and shelved by title, or several issues are bound together and shelved by call number on the Third Floor South.

Published by the APA. Citations and some links to full-text journals, chapters, and books in psychology and closely related fields.
Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles from 71 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans volume 1, issue 1 to the present for most of the titles. The database contains some journals which are no longer published.
Full-text journal articles for 1995 to date.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Multidisciplinary index with some full-text articles.
Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale/InfoTrac)
Multidisciplinary index with some full-text articles.
Wiley InterScience
Full-text journal articles for most titles indexed. Includes older issues for the Psychology Collection.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Comprehensive index for Nursing & Allied Health Literature.
Index for education and related fields. Includes documents and journal articles.
LexisNexis Academic
Includes newspapers, some journals, statutes, and case law.
A collection of full-text journals in pdf format usually more than 3-5 years old. Includes psychology and related fields.
MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)
Comprehensive index for medical research.
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Education-related articles
SocINDEX with Full Text
Includes some full-text articles.
Communciation and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Includes some full-text articles.
Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Includes some full-text articles.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Includes some full-text articles.
Full-text access to over 1900 Springer journals, 1997 to present.
An abstract and citation database of research literature and web sources.
ISI Web of Science
Citation index to journals in the sciences.
Source for statistics from U.S. government agencies.

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Our Journal List

This is the database of all the journals we subscribe to in print and electronically. Once you have a citation to an article, go to Our Journal List to see if the Libraries have a subscription to the particular volume, issue, and year of the journal you need. Call us at 460-7025 if you have any question about the availablity of these journals. (Note: Some magazine and journal publishers "embargo" the latest six months or year of electronic versions. This means that the most recent issues will not be available online for six months or a year from their publication date.)

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Selected Journals

  • Addiction (Wiley InterScience, MEDLINE with Full Text)
  • Addictive Behaviors (ScienceDirect)
  • Aggressive Behavior (Wiley InterScience, Biomedical Reference Collection)
  • American Journal of Community Psychology (SocINDEX with Full Text, SpringerLink)
  • American Journal of Family Therapy (Academic Search Complete)
  • American Journal of Psychology (Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • American Journal of Psychotherapy (Academic Search Complete)
  • Annual Review of Psychology (Expanded Academic ASAP, Academic Search Complete)
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology (Wiley InterScience)
  • Behavioral Interventions (Wiley InterScience, Academic Search Complete)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience (PsycARTICLES)
  • Bipolar Disorders (Wiley InterScience)
  • British Journal of Psychology (Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Child Abuse and Neglect (ScienceDirect)
  • Child: Care, Health and Development (Wiley InterScience, Academic Search Complete)
  • Child Study Journal (Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Wiley InterScience)
  • Cognitive Development (ScienceDirect)
  • Consulting Psychology Journal (PsycARTICLES)
  • Current Psychology (SpringerLink, Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Death Studies (Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Plus with Full Text)
  • Developmental Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement (Sage Journals Online)
  • Experimental Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Group Dynamics (PsycARTICLES)
  • History of Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Infant Behavior and Research (ScienceDirect)
  • Intelligence (ScienceDirect)
  • International Journal of Eating Disorders (Wiley InterScience, MEDLINE with Full Text)
  • International Journal of Play Therapy (PsycARTICLES)
  • Journal of Abnormal Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling (Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Journal of Affective Disorders (ScienceDirect)
  • Journal of Aging Studies (ScienceDirect, Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Journal of Anxiety Disorders (ScienceDirect)
  • Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (ScienceDirect)
  • Journal of Applied Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry (ScienceDirect)
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology (Wiley InterScience)
  • Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (Wiley InterScience, MEDLINE with Full Text)
  • Journal of Comparative Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology (Expanded Academic ASAP, Sage Journals Online)
  • Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Academic Search Complete)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (PsycARTICLES)
  • Journal of General Psychology (Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Journal of Genetic Psychology (Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Journal of Mental Health Counseling (Academic Search Complete)
  • Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss (Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Journal of Phenomenological Psychology (Academic Search Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Journal of Psychology (Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research (ScienceDirect)
  • Journal of Social Behavior and Personality (Academic Search Complete, SocINDEX with Full Text)
  • Journal of Social Psychology (Expanded Academic ASAP, Academic Search Complete)
  • Journal of Substance Abuse (ScienceDirect)
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Language and Communication (ScienceDirect)
  • Neuropsychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Personality and Individual Differences (ScienceDirect)
  • Personnel Psychology (Business Source Premier)
  • Psychological Assessment (PsycARTICLES)
  • Psychology, Health and Medicine (Academic Search Complete)
  • Psychology of Men and Masculinity (PsycARTICLES)
  • Rehabilitation Research (PsycARTICLES)
  • Research in Developmental Disablities (ScienceDirect)
  • School Psychology (PsycARTICLES)
  • Stress and Health (Wiley InterScience)

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Locating Books, Chapters, and Dissertations

SOUTHcat: USA Libraries Catalog
Contains records for books, e-books, journals, CD-ROMs, CDs, DVDs, videos, and government documents held by the libraries at the University of South Alabama. It does not list journal articles.

Sample Searches on SOUTHcat Catalog:

Subject Heading BrowseKeyword (AND with Relevance)
clinical psychology"personality development" child?
cognitive therapycounsel? grief?
counselingpsycholog? forensic
psychology experimentalpsycholog? ethic?
juvenile delinquencypsycholog? research
psychology industrialcognitive psychology
Includes DSM IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual), Psychiatry Essentials for Primary Care, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.
WorldCat (FirstSearch or public internet)
An index to books or other materials in libraries worldwide. Can be searched by keyword, subject heading, author, or title. No full-text, but links to Interlibrary Loan request forms.
Dissertation Abstracts/Digital Dissertations
Searchable by author, keyword, or institution. USA theses submitted in pdf format are available online at no charge.

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Resources for Psychological Tests and Testing

Health and Psychosocial Instruments
Includes abstracts, reliability, and validity scores for measurements. Access from Articles, Indexes, and Databases page.
Handbook of Psychological Assessment
Bookstacks BF 176 .G76 2009
Major Psychological Assessment Instruments
Bookstacks BF 176 .M35 1996
Measures for Psychological Assessment: A Guide to 3000 Original Sources & Their Applications
Reference BF 698.5 .C45
Measuring Change in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Bookstacks RC 469 .M428 2008
Mental Measurements Yearbook and Supplements
Reference Z 5814 .P8 B932 and on Articles, Indexes, and Databases page.
Test Critiques
Reference BF 176 .T419 1985 v. 1-10
Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, & Business
Reference BF 176 .T43 1991
Tests in Print (I-VI)
Reference Z 5814 .E9 B8 and included with Mental Measurements Yearbook on Articles, Indexes, and Databases page.
Gender and Occupational Outcomes: Longitudinal Assessments of Individual, Social, and Cultural Influences
Bookstacks HD 6060.6 .G448 2008
MMPI-2: A Practitioner's Guide
Bookstacks RC 473 .M5 M65 2006

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Selected Internet Resources

Google Scholar
American Psychological Association
National Institute of Mental Health
Psych Web
Social Psychology Network
Current Topics in Psychology

Additional websites can also be found on the library homepage under Subject Guides.

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Style Manuals

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Ready Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010 (Additional copies on reserve at the Circulation Desk.)
APA Formatting and Style Guide from the OWL at Purdue
Bedford/St. Martin Sample Paper and Documentation

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