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Psychology: Getting Started

This site is designed to help students access resources related to Psychology


This guide is designed to help you find and use resources related to research in Psychology. Here you'll find links to library resources (journals, books, media, etc.), advice on writing lit reviews and formatting papers for APA, information on professional organizations related to the subject of Psychology, and resources on tests & measures.

Credo Reference

Use Credo to search a variety of reference resources, not just Psychology, for basic/background information on your topic.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Other Reference Sources

If you are looking for a topic for your research or need more background information these resources are a great place to start. And all of the sources here can be cited in your papers, unlike Wikipedia or many other internet resources.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Handbooks & Manuals

My Profile


Special thanks to the ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) for creating a great wiki that helped shape this guide.