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PSY 241: Abnormal Psychology

Spring 2009
The Research Process

Research is an adventure. It's open-ended, exploratory, surprising, frustrating, and full of blind alleys and interesting side trips. It doesn't have to be lonely. Compare notes with your colleagues and take advantage of the friendly people sitting at the reference desk. We love to help you find what you're looking for.

Personnel:
Professor: Michelle Barnett
Professor: Shelia Brandt
Librarian: Anna Hulseberg ahulsebe@gac.edu


Table of Contents:

Reference Works
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)
    A current update of a survey of mental disorders including a classification system and descriptions of types of disorders. Also contains "decision trees" diagrams to aid in diagnosis of mental disorders and a glossary of technical terms.
    • Location(s): Reserve desk RC 455.2 .C4 D54 1994
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology
    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
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
    Includes substantial articles on major disciplines in the field, research areas, and topics of public interest. Offers up-to-date and thorough coverage of mental disorders, symptoms, treatments, and psychological aspects of such topics as obesity and homelessness.
    • Location(s): Ref RC 437.G36 2008
  • Handbook of Psychology
    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 Articles
  • Annual Review of Psychology
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/loi/psych

    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
  • PsycINFO
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=psyh

    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.
  • Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://webofknowledge.com/http://webofknowledge.com/?DestApp=WOS&editions=SCI SSCI AHCI ISTP ISSHP

    The Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Besides indexing a wide range of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and history, this resource allows you to search for articles that cite a specific author or published work. Coverage from 1997 to the present. Click on the "Web of Science" tab to limit your search to one or more specific citation databases.
Other Library Resources
  • Citing Your Sources
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/Documentation.html

    Find help with citing resources you use in your research.
  • Journal Locator
    Use this tool to search for the coverage dates for print and online journals. This should be your first stop when trying to track down specific articles (e.g. cited references).
  • Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library Subject Guide for Psychology
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/libdata_pos/page.phtml?page_id=75

    Resources in the library and online for research related to psychology. Includes a listing of subscribed print journals, book browsing tips, key print reference works, and recommended online databases and websites.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/ill.html

    For information on ordering books and articles that Gustavus does not own, visit our Interlibrary Loan page or talk with a reference librarian.


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