Reference Materials for Psychology

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  • APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology [HIL-REF BF76.5 .A73 2012 v.1 - v. 3]

    V.1: Foundations, planning, measures, and psychometrics --
    V. 2: Research designs : quantitative, qualitative, neuropsychological, and biological --
    V. 3: Data analysis and research publication.

  • APA--Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association [multiple locations HIL-REFDSK BF 76.7 .P83 2010b]

    6th ed., 2nd printing [with corrections]

    The style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, this updated "Publication Manual" provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Blackwell Reference Online
    WARNING: This resource loads slowly and may need a page reload. Blackwell Reference Online "is a vast new online library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences. With more than 350 reference volumes to be published in Blackwell Reference Online by the end of 2008, it is the largest academic reference collection available online and includes the critically-acclaimed Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, major reference works such as the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and the Companion to Syntax, and a whole host of other valuable reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and concise companions."
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  • Commissioned reviews of 250 psychological tests [HWK-STACKS BF176 .C65 2000 vols. 1-2]

    This volume is part of a two-volume set which provides an overview of psychological tests developed during the 1990s. Over 250 academics provide 300 reviews of tests that cover areas of psychology from health to cognitive, offering information on reliabilty and validity and evaluative comments.

  • Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment [HIL-REF BF176 .C654 2003 vols. 1-4]

    The four volumes of this ambitious reference (edited by Hersen, Pacific U., Forest Grove, Oregon, assisted by an editor for each volume) cover, respectively, intellectual and neuro-psychological assessment, personality assessment, behavioral assessment, and industrial and organizational assessment; they are available individually or as a set. Among the topics in v.1: theories of intelligence, language assessment in children, memory and learning in adults, and the "cultural" in cross-cultural neuropsychology. Chapters in volume 2 are divided into objective and projective assessment and address such topics as the 16PF questionnaire; the diagnostic interview schedule; and projective assessment of object relations, malingering, personality in forensic settings, and affect in children's play. The third volume includes coverage of causal models of behavior disorders, principles of behavioral observations, assessment in work settings, and the DSM system. For industrial and organizational assessment (v.4), chapters are grouped into sections on cognitive ability; basic skills; personality, integrity, and interests; biographical, experience data, and interviews; job-specific knowledge and skills; simulations and assessment centers; job performance, teams, and teamwork; and employee reactions to the workplace. Annotation #169;2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Dictionary of psychology, A
    "Written by a leading authority, with the assistance of a distinguished team of advisory editors, this comprehensive dictionary is essential reading for professional psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and students of psychology and related disciplines such as nursing, sociology, social work, and education. There is comprehensive coverage of phobias and phobic stimuli and mental disorders."
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  • DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
    The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a classification of mental disorders with associated criteria designed to facilitate more reliable diagnoses of these disorders. With successive editions over the past 60 years, it has become a standard reference for clinical practice in the mental health field.
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  • Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science


    • Encompasses the entire spectrum of the cognitive sciences
    • Approximately 700 articles written by the world's leading experts
    • All articles are graded according to level of readership: Introductory (accessible to entry level undergraduates and upwards), Focused (accessible to undergraduates and post-graduates), and In-depth (articles focus on more complex and controversial issues)
    • 16,500 references
    • Approximately 1,500 illustrations


  • Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior [multiple locations HWK-REF HV6017 .E53 2001 vols. 1-4]

    The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior is the first truly comprehensive work in the field of criminology and sociology. This unique Encyclopedia is separated into four-volumes, covering Historical, Conceptual, and Theoretical Issues and Self Destructive Behavior and Disvalued Identity. There are over 550 entries -- each with 2,000 to 3,500 words -- covering a multitude of topics related to criminology, deviant behavior and other unusual sociological phenomena. Each entry includes a comprehensive definition of the term, concise practical information (such as tables and/or diagrams), and a bibliography; they are written in such a way to be accessible not only to professionals or those familiar with the terminology, but also to students and non-expert professionals. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd Ed.)
    see also [HIL-REF H41 .I58 2001 vols. 1-26]
    Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Available in both print and online editions, it comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

    UNB has online access to the 2001 edition as well as owning print volumes of the earlier edition.
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  • Martin's Online Criminal Code
    Searchable by offence, criminal code section, and date, Martin's Online Criminal Code includes all versions of Martin's Annual Criminal Code dating back to 1955. Most cases cited in Martin's are also provided in full text.
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  • Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)
    " Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, the Mental Measurements Yearbook™ (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. All MMY entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts. To be included in the MMY, a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new or revised since it last appeared in the series. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present."
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  • Oxford handbook of quantitative methods, Volume 1: Foundations

    The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods is the complete tool box to deliver the most valid and generalizable answers to today's complex research questions. It is a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences. Comprising two volumes, this handbook covers a wealth of topics related to quantitative research methods.

  • Oxford handbook of quantitative methods, Volume 2: Statistical analysis

    The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods is the complete tool box to deliver the most valid and generalizable answers to today's complex research questions. It is a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences. Comprising two volumes, this handbook covers a wealth of topics related to quantitative research methods.

  • Oxford Reference
    Multi-part database of the online versions of Oxford University Press texts. Each topical division contains the searchable version of the latest edition of published dictionaries and encyclopedias. Additionally, information about Oxford University Press is provided. Online texts will be updated after new editions of the print monographs are published. Covers the humanities and social sciences.
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  • Penguin dictionary of psychology, The

    This fourth edition includes related fields, such as neuroscience and social psychology, and describes how terms are employed, their wider connotations, and past usage.

  • PsycBOOKS
    "PsycBOOKS®, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of approximately 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection. It also contains close to 2,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. PsycBOOKS is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®."
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  • Reference Universe
    Note: Due to system limitations, Reference Universe is not available from off campus for UNBSJ searching, only UNBF materials are searchable off-campus.
    Reference Universe provides fast access to more than 16,000 print and online encyclopedias and similar reference works by indexing the contents of all these reference works. Your subject search will reveal entries in all the resources in Reference Universe that have relevant content. If the Library has access to any online resource covered, you link directly to that entry. If not, Reference Universe connects to the Library's online catalog to show you if the Library has the print resource.
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  • Test critiques [HWK-REF BF176 .T419]
  • Tests in print II : an index to tests, test reviews, and the literature on specific tests [HWK-REF ZLB1131 .B82 1974]
  • Tests in print IV : an index to tests, test reviews, and the literature on specific tests [HWK-REF ZLB1131 .B843 1994]
  • Tests in print V : an index to tests, test reviews, and the literature on specific tests [HWK-REF ZLB1131 .B845 1999]
  • Tests in print; a comprehensive bibliography of tests for use in education, psychology, and industry [HWK-REF ZLB1131 .B8 1961]
  • Tests: a comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education, and business [multiple locations HWK-REF BF176 .T43]

    Descriptions of over 3000 tests in English, intended as a guide for psychologists, educators, and other personnel who need test information to meet their assessment needs. Topical arrangement under 3 main sections of psychology, education, and business. Each entry gives test name, associated personal names, intended age group, purpose, description, time, range, scoring, cost, and publisher. Indexes by test titles, authors, publishers, visually impaired tests, and scoring services.

  • Ulrichsweb (formerly Bowker's Ulrichsweb)
    Bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive and authoritative information on serials published around the world.
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  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals. UNB also subscribes to select eBook titles.
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