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Psychology Resources

Starting Point

Search for a topic with these guides:

1. MedlinePlus Mental Health and Behavior Topics

2. STAT!Ref healthcare database. Note: There is a limit to the number of simultaneous users.

Full-text electronic medical textbook and reference book library that includes titles such as Goodwin and Guze's Psychiatric Diagnosis.



  • American Psychological Associationa scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States. Click on the "Topics" tab for information and news about mental health and psychological issues.
  • American Psychiatric Associationa professional association that represents psychiatrists in the United States. Click on "Patients & Families" in the horizontal bar for information about various disorders.
  • National Institute of Mental Healththe NIH institute concerned with mental health and related issues. Much of the site has information about various diagnoses, disorders, and problems.
  • Association for Psychological Science - a professional organization for psychological study. The site includes suggested topics for student research.


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Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
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Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?


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