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The first part of research in any subject is to gather background information to help understand your topic. Use reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks to help gather some background information about your topic.
Encyclopedia of Psychology by
Call Number: BF31 .E523 2000 (Reference Collection)
International in scope, the Encyclopedia of Psychology is the first place to turn to for authoritative information on every area of the field.
APA Dictionary of Psychology by
Call Number: BF31 .A65 2015 (Reference Collection)
Offering clear and authoritative definitions, with significantly revised and expanded content especially in the areas of neuroscience, psychopharmacology, lifespan developmental psychology, statistics, experimental design, and many others.
A Dictionary of Psychology by
Call Number: BF31 .C65 2015 (Reference Collection)
Authoritative and up-to-date dictionary covering all branches of psychology.
Additional Reference Sources
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) This link opens in a new window
A collection of reference e-books covering a wide range of topics.
Oxford Reference This link opens in a new window
A collection of electronic reference books including dictionaries and encyclopedias, covers a broad range of topics ranging from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects. A good place to start your research.