The following are selected resources available in the library and on the Internet.
Using Library Resources:
Note: Clicking Psychology Information on the Internet will open a new window.
|PsycINFO||The primary index (no full text) for psychological
topics, produced by the
American Psychological Association.
|PsycARTICLES||Full text articles from APA journals dating back to 1996, covers hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals.|
|SAGE Journals||A collection of approximately 485 full-text journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning.|
|ScienceDirect||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.
The database below has limited coverage of psychological topics. Be sure to evaluate the sources in these databases.
There are a variety of psychology and personality journals available throughout the library, both in electronic and print formats. The APA has a variety of journals available online.
You can use I-Share to determine if the library owns a particular journal in print or in microfilm. Check List of Online Journals for a list of accessible electronic journals. If the article you seek is unavailable from these sources, you'll want to request it through our online Interlibrary Loan article request form.
Also available through Credo
are two new electronic reference books:
The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 2004.
The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, 1996.
You can find circulating and other reference books by using I-Share. If a book appears in the catalog, but is not available at Elmhurst, you can request the item directly in I-Share. Please ask a librarian if you need assistance. Books not available through I-Share may be ordered through our online Interlibrary Loan book request form.
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For this class, you are required to complete an annotated bibliography. Each entry of the annotated bibliograhy is comprised of two parts -- the citation and the annotation. An annotation is a brief paragraph (3-7 sentences) that both desribes the scope or theme of the resource and explains the resources' relevance and/or importance in a given field of research. The annotated bibliography must exhibit:
1) knowledge of the subject material,
2) careful reading of the resource,
3) summary of the content,
4) authority/credentials of the author,
5) critical evaluation of the resource,
6) relevance of the resource within the field,
7) justification for inclusion in the bibliography.
An example of an annotation using APA citation style is below:
Rosen, J. (1992) Family studies on alcohol. The New Republic, 5(3/4), p319-338). Retrieved February 11, 2004 from PsycARTICLES.
In this article, Jacob, who has wanalyzed previously written empirical studies in the area of the family alcohol matrix specifically the role of the family process in the etiolgy and the course of alcoholism. Jacob synthesized the results from these studies and recommended new ways of studying the alcoholism and the family including a examining the genetic/constitutional factors of alcoholism This article appeared in a professional publication that targets readers concerned with family psychology.
For more information of annotated bibliographies, please visit the Cornell University Libraries page.
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by Jennifer Paliatka , Assistant Reference
A.C. Buehler Library, Elmhurst College