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Research Guide for Psychology  

This guide is for students at Southern Oregon University doing research in psychology.
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Journals by Title

How do I find a particular journal?

  1. Open the Hannon Library Catalog.
  2. Select “In the title” from the first dropdown.
  3. Select “Starts with” from the second dropdown.
  4. Enter the journal title in the search box.
  5. Select Material Type: “Journals.”
  6. Hit Search.

If we have it, you should see results appear in a list. Click “View Online” to see options for reading the journal online. Click “Get it” to learn more about what physical print issues we have.

If you don’t see any links, then we probably don’t have it and you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. It will take 1-7 business days and costs $2 for SOU students for each article. You will receive it electronically when it arrives.


Tests and Measures

Looking for information on finding psychological tests and meaures? Try the APA's FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests page.


Hannon Library Catalog and Summit

Search for books, videos, and other library materials at SOU and in our consortium:

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Article Databases


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A Few Psychology Websites

Please note that some of these sites may include links to resources of varying quality. For some ideas on how to evaluate them, please consult our Evaluating Web Resources page.

  • Classics in the History of Psychology
    This website provides full-text access to several historically important psychology texts.
  • American Psychological Association
    This site for psychology's main association includes a wealth of information and resources. It is well worth exploring.
  • Mental Health
    This is the CDC's website on Mental Health. It includes extensive information on various aspects of mental health, including links to data and statistics.
  • Social Psychology Network
    This is an extensive gateway to psychological research and education materials.
  • Diseases of the Mind
    This site is sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and includes historical information on our understanding of mental illness through 1900.
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology
    This is not really an encyclopedia, but rather a gateway to websites on a given topic.
  • PsychCentral
    This gateway includes an annotated list of a variety of online resources related to psychology and mental health.
  • PsychScholar
    This is yet another gateway to psychology related websites.
  • Psychology Paper Topics
    Do you need to write a paper for psychology but have no idea what topic to choose? Try this page to get some ideas.

APA (6th ed) Journal Article from Database

Format for Journal article with DOI (7 or fewer authors)

Lastname, F. N., & Secondlastname, F. N. (year). Name of article. Name of Journal, volumenumber, startpage-endpage. doi: number

If there is no DOI

If you found the journal outside of a database, use: Retrieved from URLofjournalhomepage

Additional notes:

Be sure to indent after the first line.

If the journal is paginated by issue, include the issue number in parentheses after the journal number. There should be no space between them, but the issue number and parentheses are not in italics.

For clarification, exceptions, or for resources that are different from the above, check out the APA tab on this guide, or use one of the style manuals at the Reference Desk in the Library.




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Books in Psychology

Cover Art
Therapeutic Presence - Shari M. Geller; Leslie S. Greenberg
Call Number: RC489.M55 G45 2012
ISBN: 9781433810602
Publication Date: 2011-11-15

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You Are What You Wear - Jennifer Baumgartner
Call Number: TT507 .B385 2012
ISBN: 9780738215204
Publication Date: 2012-03-27

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Beyond Human Nature - Jesse J. Prinz
Call Number: BF161 .P745 2012
ISBN: 9780393061758
Publication Date: 2012-11-19

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Attention in a Social World - Michael I. Posner
Call Number: BF321 .P67 2012
ISBN: 9780199791217
Publication Date: 2012-02-08

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Born Together - Reared Apart - Nancy L. Segal
Call Number: BF723.T9 S436 2012
ISBN: 9780674055469
Publication Date: 2012-06-18

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The Moral Lives of Animals - Dale Peterson
Call Number: QL785 .P375 2011
ISBN: 9781596914247
Publication Date: 2011-03-15


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