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Psychology Resources: Reference Works

 

Greek letter "Psi" - Symbol for Psychology

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Electronic Reference Collections

Gumberg Library subscribes to a number of collections of electronic reference works. These cover all subject areas, and in most cases, you are able to search all the titles in a collection at once. This means you do not have to have in mind a particular book to search.

Reference Works - Why Use them?

A great place to begin researching any topic, psychology included, is with reference works, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries. These will give factual, usually objective, treatments of a subject, providing basic information in articles that are relatively short in length. They are particularly useful to students who are trying to narrow a topic for research in that they break broader topics down into sub-topics, showing students their various choices as far as narrower topics are concerned. They are also great places to get basic biographical information on famous psychologists without reading a whole book.

Print Reference - Psychology

The call numbers and locations for each of the print reference works are listed to assist in the location of the items on the shelf. Works that must be used in the library are indicated by the phrase "Library Use Only."