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Library Databases: Online Reference Books Collections

  • PsycBooks
    "PsycBOOKS, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of more than 24,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,500 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers."
  • Sage eReference
    Sage Publications is a major scholarly publisher of journals, reference, and monograph titles. Sage eReference contains several online encyclopedias and reference books in psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. Titles include "21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook" and the "Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology."
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gale Virtual Reference is a collection of reference books published by Gale, which has now been made available electronically. Titles include: Child Development, 2002; Encyclopedia of Aging 4v, 2002; Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior 2v, 2004; Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology 2nd ed., 2001; International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis 3v, 2005; Learning and Memory 2nd ed., 2004.
  • Credo Reference: Psychology
    Credo Reference is an online library of reference books.
    Psychology reference titles include:
    • Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories
    • Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology
    • Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender
    • Handbook of Forensic Psychology: Resource for Mental Health and Legal Professionals
    • International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent

Portal from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

  • PsychiatryOnline
    This site from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., acts as a gateway to their reference book and journal publications. Titles include:

    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5)


    DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

    DSM-IV-TR Casebook and its Treatment Companion

    The American Journal of Psychiatry

    The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences

Online Reference Books

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Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5
Call Number: Ref. Desk RC455.2.C4 D536 2013
ISBN: 089042554X
Publication Date: 2013
This is the significantly revised, 5th edition.

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders : DSM-IV-TR, 4th ed., text revision
Call Number: REF. Desk RC455.2.C4 D536 2000
ISBN: 0890420254
Publication Date: 2000
This electronic version of the DSM-IV-TR (the standard text for the classification of mental disorders) is available online via PsychiatryOnline. The print volume is available at the Sawyer Reference Desk.

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APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology
Call Number: REF BF76.5 .A73 2012
ISBN: 1433810034
Publication Date: 2012
3 Vols.: V. 1. Foundations, planning, measures, and psychometrics -- v. 2. Research designs : quantitative, qualitative, neuropsychological, and biological -- v. 3. Data analysis and research publication.

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The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants
ISBN: 0761930221
Publication Date: 2006
This second edition describes itself as "a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process."

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APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Call Number: REF HF5548.8 .A684 2011
ISBN: 1433807270
Publication Date: 2011
A three volume set covering a wide range of topics such as: work team diversity, workplace safety, selecting and developing members for the organization, fostering a positive work environment, and the globally distributed workforce. Available online, and in print.

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Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology
ISBN: 1441913556
Publication Date: 2010
A two volume set available through Springerlink.

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International Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes
ISBN: 0387896759
Publication Date: 2010
Available online through Springerlink.

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Handbook of Liaison Psychiatry
ISBN: 0521826373
Publication Date: 2007
A handbook for the practice of psychiatry / psychological medicine, in a hospital setting.

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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
ISBN: 0080430767
Elsevier's "International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences" is a massive resource (the print equivalent is 26 volumes), with the aim of documenting the "state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences."

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Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology
"Provides in-depth coverage of theoretical, research, and clinical positions in psychopathology." Published by Springer, and included in the Credo Reference collection.

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Key Concepts in Health Psychology
"Aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the key issues, theories, models, and methods in contemporary health psychology."

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