to find books on your topic. Please ask a librarian if you need assistance.
Books not available through Illinet may be ordered through our online
Loan book request form.
Library Use: Handbook
for Psychology, R025.56024 R324L 2003
Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods, R300.72
Hanbook of Research Design & Social Measurement, 302.72
Qualitative Research in Psychology: Expanding Perspectives in
Methodology and Design, 150.72 Q1
Writing Literature Review: A Guide for Students of Social and
Behavioral Sciences, 808.066028 G182w
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, vol. 1-4.
Encyclopedia of Psychology, vol. 1-4. R150.3E561994
Encyclopedia of Psychology, vol 1-8. R150.3E56p
Handbook of Child Psychology. R155.4H236w
Handbook of the Psychology of Women and Gender, R155.33
Dictionary of Psychology. R150.3C826dp
Handbook of Psychology, vol. 1-12. R150H236
Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology, vol 1-4. R150S843
The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences, R153.03M679
Portraits of Pioneers in Pyschology, vol 1-4. 150.922 P853
Electronic Books are available through I-Share
or through NetLibrary.
The Corsini Encyclopedia of
Psychology and Behavioral Science, 2001.
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology,
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and Popular Articles: What's the Difference?
Scholarly publications publish journals.
Popular press publications publish magazines. Journal articles and
magazine articles are very different from each other. Some of the
differences are apparant in the following areas:
Audience: Who was the article written
Author: What kind of job job does the author
have? What are the author's credentials?
Language: How does this article sound? What
educationallevel is the article written for?
Content: What is being written about? Does
the author write with bias?
References: Where does the author get
his/her information? Is the information quoted easy to find on your own?
Look at other factors like:
- editorial process
- advertising content of publication
- overall look of the print version (if
Read this to learn how to distinguish
scholarly journals from other periodicals.
If you really get stuck and can't figure out if a
publication is scholarly or popular using the criteria listed above, you
can use use one of the three techniques listed below:
- Look at the reference book like "Magazines for
Libraries" located at the Reference Desk
- Look at the publisher's or journals web site in
the "About Us" (or similar) section
- Ask a librarian at the Reference Desk (Warning!
The reference librarians will employ one or both of the two techniques
listed above if we are really stumped!)
Empirical articles. Literature review articles. Two of the most
popular types of scholarly articles used by psychologists.
Here's a refresher of what you learned in class about the difference
between empirical and literature review articles.
and Literature Review Articles ~ by Jennifer Paliatka
Find out about WebFeat
-- like Dogpile, but for databases!
||The primary index (no full text)
for psychological topics, produced by the
American Psychological Association.
||Full text articles from APA
journals dating back to 1996, covers hundreds of scientific, technical,
and medical journals.
||A collection of approximately
485 full-text journals in Communication Studies, Criminology,
Education, Health Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology,
and Urban Studies & Planning.
||Provides indexing to its entire
library. In addition, there is access to full-text articles in
approximately 100 psychology journals from 1999 to the present.
Free registration is required for accessing articles in full-text.
Use I-Share to determine
if the library owns the journal in print or microfilm, and check Journals
and Magazines Available Online for electronic access to journals.
If the article you seek is unavailable from these sources, please
request it through our online Interlibrary
Loan article request form.
Citing and Research
Citing Sources Using APA Style
A print version of the APA
Publication Manual, Fifth Edition, is available at the Reference Desk,
R808.06615 P976 2001.
This page was created 11/01/2004, and
last modified on 02/01/2008
by Jennifer Paliatka, Assistant