Contents for Psychology
- Starting research: reference books
- Other electronic books
- Finding articles in journals: article databases
- Finding pictures: image databases
- Streaming video
- Resources on the Web
- Additional resources, including print
- Help from a librarian
Good Starting Places: Reference Books
Reference books are a good place to start research. They can help you find background information, choose topics, and understand concepts and terminology. To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and password; host provider students may obtain a login from the instructor or librarian.
Specialized encyclopedias, which cover a single subject area, have longer and more detailed treatments of subjects than either dictionaries or general encyclopedias. A good introductory encyclopedia of psychology is Psychology basics, Rev. ed..
These dictionaries define specialized terms, identify important figures and concepts, and explain symbols.
Use the Library Search to look for more specialized dictionaries online. Type a word or phrase describing the subject, followed by "dictionary", for example,
Limit your result to electronic books by selecting the eBooks resource type under Refine My Results.
To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and password; host provider students may obtain a login from the instructor or librarian.
Finding More Electronic Books
Use the Library Search to find books. Limit your search to electronic books by selecting the eBooks resource type under Refine My Results. Chemeketa E-books will show as having Online access, with a green disc indicator. To access these books from off campus you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
Finding Articles on Your Subject
All the electronic databases listed in this section may be accessed by going to the library's Database Page. If you are accessing the databases from a location other than Chemeketa Community College, remember to click the link marked, "Off-campus users."
- Academic OneFile [Gale]
- Index to periodicals, including thousands of peer-reviewed, abstracted and indexed journals, many which are in full text.
- ScienceDirect is a collection of scholarly articles that includes many journals in neuropsychology. Searchable by keyword, author, title, or journal. Journals available in the collection are shown with a green icon (), indicating full text.
List of some psychology and psychiatry-related journals in ScienceDirect
Britannica ImageQuest is a very large database with high quality images of all kinds of subject matter. Images have been cleared for educational use.
Streaming Video Databases
- Intelecom Online Resources Network lets instructors and students access video clips covering a range of key concepts and topics, including psychology.
Try our customized search, or browse the list of sites below.
For electronic texts in psychology, see also Electronic Texts: Psychology.
- Internet Mental Health
- Includes information on psychological disorders (including American and European descriptions), diagnosis, drug treatment, research abstracts. There are links to other mental health sites.
- Mental Help Net
- Basic information and resources.
- Psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology. A large, well-organized site.
- Psychology Information Online
- A large site that includes information about psychology as a career in addition to topics in psychology.
Finding Additional Resources
See a list of printed reference books.
The library subscribes to the following current periodicals in printed form:
- American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
- American Psychologist
- Community Mental Health Journal
- Developmental Psychology
- Harvard Mental Health Letter
- Journal of child psychology and psychiatry and allied disciplines
- Journal of counseling psychology
- Journal of Consulting And Clinical Psychology
- Journal of Educational Psychology
- Journal of Personality And Social Psychology
- Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
- Journal of Social Psychology
- Perspectives In Psychiatric Care
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
- Psychology Today
You may have to do several searches to find books that might be pertinent to your subject.
Books not owned by Chemeketa may be requested through Summit or via interlibrary loan.
Chemeketa students registered for credit may request Summit books from other Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is made up of 37 member libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Authorized users have access to all of the material in the Chemeketa Community College library, plus about 28 million items in Summit.
To comment or request help, please e-mail Reference or call 503.399.5231.
Address of this page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/virtual/psychology.php
Updated: 16 December 2014