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PSY 100: General Psychology

Spring 2011
Knowledge Quest Resources

Use these resources to gather information for your Knowledge Quest webpage. Reference librarians love to brainstorm with students about where and how to look for information -- just stop by the reference desk if you need assistance!

Personnel:
Professor: Kyle Chambers kchamber@gustavus.edu
Librarian: Anna Hulseberg ahulsebe@gac.edu


Table of Contents:

Using Reference Works
Find topic overviews and definitions of terminology.
  • Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
    John Wiley & Sons 2010 4th edition
    An authoritative source of articles on psychology, ranging from developmental psychology, to forensic psychology, to language and linguistic processes, to statistical procedures and research methods. Includes bibliographies.
    • Location(s): Ref BF31 .E52 2010
    4 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology
    American Psychological Association 2000
    An authoritative source of articles on topics, methods, findings, advances, and applications in the field. Each article is followed by a current bibliography of the key works on the topic.
    • Location(s): Ref BF 31 .E52 2000
    8 vols.
  • Handbook of Psychology
    Hoboken: Wiley 2003
    Offers in-depth coverage of current knowledge in the field. Each volume tackles a part of the discipline, including history, research methods, biological psychology, personality and social psychology, developmental, forensic, and clinical psychology. Intended for specialists, these volumes summarize the current accepted knowledge in the field.
    • Location(s): Ref BF 121 .H1955 2003, 12 vols.
Finding Books
Look for scholarly books on psychology topics in our library. You can find some case studies, and some books on psychology topics in creative works and popular culture.
  • MnPALS Plus
    The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
  • Browsing for Books
    Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic. Below is a brief listing of some of the subject locations in the field of psychology.
    • BF Psychology
      • 172-175 Psychoanalysis
      • 180-210 Experimental Psychology
      • 231-299 Sensation. Aesthesiology
      • 309-499 Cognition. Perception
      • 501-504 Motivation
      • 511-593 Emotion
      • 608-635 Will. Choice
      • 636-637 Applied Psychology
      • 660-685 Comparative Psychology
      • 698-698.9 Personality
      • 699-711 Genetic Psychology
      • 712-720 Developmental Psychology
      • 721-723 Child Psychology
      • 1001-1389 Parapsychology
    • RC 321-571 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
      • 346-429 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, including speech disorders
    • RC 435-571 Psychiatry
      • 475-489 Therapeutics. Psychotherapy
      • 490-499 Hypnotism and hypnosis. Suggestion therapy
      • 500-510 Psychoanalysis
      • 512-569.5 Psychopathology
      • 512-528 Psychoses
      • 530-552 Neuroses
      • 554-569.5 Personality disorders. Behavior problems, including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse
      • 569.7-571 Mental retardation. Developmental disabilities
Finding Review Articles
  • Annual Review of Psychology
    Annual Reviews
    Offers review articles on topics in the field. These sort out the published research on a topic, discuss it, and provide references. A good overview of what's going on in the field for the topics covered.
    • Location(s): Current volumes online. Older volumes shelved at BF30.A5
    1950-
Finding Scholarly Articles
This is a required step! PsycINFO is your friend! Search for research articles, case studies, and more.
  • Psychology Articles
    • PsycINFO
      Citations and abstracts to articles from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields, going back to 1840. This database covers all areas of psychology, including experimental, developmental, communications, social processes and issues, personality, physical and psychological disorders, professional issues, applied psychology, educational psychology, and behavioral literature in such related fields as law, business and medicine. Also includes citations for books and book chapters.
  • Mass Media, Popular Culture, and Other Topics
    • Academic Search Premier
      The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
      1975-present; updated daily
    • Communication & Mass Media Complete
      Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) originated with the merging of two databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies - CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index. CMMC indexes around 600 journals and contains full text for over 240 titles.
Finding Newspaper & Magazine Articles
  • Academic Search Premier
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
    1975-present; updated daily
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    This multi-disciplinary database covers subjects from the arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. It includes scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers, many with full text and images. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
    1980-present
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
    Coverage varies by title; mostly 1980s-present
  • ProQuest Newsstand
    Indexing and selected full text access to over 350 newspapers from around the world. Archival coverage begins in 1985 for some titles. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
    1986-present (most from 1995 on)
Finding Statistics & Topic Overviews on the Web
  • FedStats
    A portal for all sorts of statistical data from federal Web sites.
  • Medline Plus
    tional Institutes of Health's consumer website. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.
Creating an Annotated Bibliography
What could be easier? You can accumulate points by consulting with a reference librarian about your annotated bibliography!

What we'll be looking for:

  • Include at least 5 sources in your bibliography.
  • Include a variety of sources (e.g., scholarly research articles, review articles, newspaper articles, magazine articles, books, websites)
  • Annotations should include a brief summary of the source and short reflection (one or two sentences) on how it relates to your topic (e.g., Has it helped you devise a working thesis? Or has it changed the way you think about your topic?)
  • Systematically formatted and complete citations (e.g., APA or MLA).
    • Citing Your Sources
      Learn how to cite your resources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style. In addition to these online style guides, print style guides (and The Everyday Writer) are available both at the library reference desk and at the Writing Center (Confer 232). This page also includes links to RefWorks and EndNote Web.
    Reference Desk
    Need additional assistance? Stop by the reference desk. Librarians can point you to the best resources for your research project.

    During the academic year, the reference desk is staffed six days a week except during holidays and breaks. When classes are in session, reference librarians are available at the following times:
    Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 2:00 - 10:00.

    You can also e-mail a librarian (folke@gustavus.edu) or IM/Chat with a librarian.

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