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PsycINFO

For Scholarly Articles - PsycINFO provides comprehensive coverage of scholarly publications in psychology. It covers some 2000 journals, including full-text of 50+ APA journals, more than 500 journals from other publishers, and the major content of PsycARTICLES. A large number of books and dissertations are also included, as well as 100s of journals in cognitive science, social work, education, and related fields. 1806-present.   More Info

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Academic Search Complete

For Scholarly Articles - This database contains the full-text of 400+ scholarly journals in psychology. (These journals are also included in PsycINFO.) Unlike PsycINFO, Academic Search Complete also provides the full-text of 1000s of scholarly journals across the full spectrum of academic disciplines (the arts, sciences, humanities, law, medicine, etc.). It is the University Libraries' most comprehensive source for full-text scholarly articles. 1992-present.   More Info

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Tests: What You Need to Know

For Tests and Measures - Tells how to locate test information (reliability and validity data, publisher, etc.) and obtain copies of tests.

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PsycTESTS

For Tests and Measures - Produced by the American Psychological Association, this database contains the full-text of more than 7000 tests, surveys, and other measures. Although many of these instruments originally appeared in journal articles, they are considered "unpublished" because they have not been published by commercial test publishers. As a result, they carry minimal copyright restrictions and are ideal for class assignments and similar projects. For dissertations and other advanced research, you may also need commercial instruments (see Mental Measurements Yearbook Online).   More Info

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Measures for Clinical Practice

For Tests and Measures - (Fischer and Corcoran; Lockwood Ref BF176 .C66 1994; shelved in Tests and Measures Collection). Contains copies of several hundred "unpublished" instruments. Covers a range of traits and disorders including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family functioning, assertiveness, and the like. These instuments are ideal for class assignments and short-term projects.   More Info


Online Tests and Measures

For Tests and Measures - This website is a clearinghouse for HIV/AIDS researchers maintained by the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services at UCLA. Among the resources it provides, are online copies of assessment scales, surveys and other instruments. Many of these are not specific to HIV/AIDS. They address aspects of personality and behavior that are applicable to the general population in areas such as anxiety, substance abuse, conduct problems, family dynamics, depression, and the like. Includes the full-text of several hundred instruments.

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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

For Tests and Measures - Focuses on journal articles about specific instruments. Some articles contain copies of 'unpublished' (i.e., less well-known) instruments and are identified by the keywords 'instrument appears' in their abstracts.   More Info

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Mental Measurements Yearbook Online

For Tests and Measures - The standard guide to tests, this series provides reviews, reliability and validity data, and ordering information for commercially published tests back to 1938. This database does not contain copies of tests or other instruments.   More Info

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APA Style Manual

Other Top Resources - Offers extensive summaries and examples, including electronic formats, based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

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Psych Web

Other Top Resources - A resource for the study and teaching of psychology, including a comprehensive listing of psychology programs around the world.

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PsychScholar

Other Top Resources - A collection of web resources for 'psychological scholars and budding psychological scholars.'

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Classics in the History of Psychology

Other Top Resources - Hundreds of full-text books and seminal journal articles from the 19th and early 20th century.

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), 4th ed, 2000

Other Top Resources - The definitive guide to the diagnosis of emotional and behavioral disorders. Includes several pages of background information for each of the dozens of conditions recognized by the American Psychiatric Association. (For online access: go to UB Libraries homepage, select Databases by Title... HUBNET... Electronic Books... Diagnostic and statistical manual....)

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Counseling and Therapy in Video

Other Top Resources - This database contains online videos of actual and simulated sessions. It also includes lectures, interviews with well-known therapists, and excerpts from psychological consultations. Two nice features are the on-screen transcripts that accompany each video, and keyword searching. This search capability enables users to zero in on specific disorders, themes, techniques, populations, and the like. The database currently contains 300+ videos (350 hours). See also Counseling and Psychotherapy Videos and Sound Recordings, a listing of some 150 clinical training videos and CDs that may be borrowed from the library.   More Info

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Preparatory Course for the Psychology Written Examination

Other Top Resources - (Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences; Lockwood BF78 P74 2011) This 6-volume set covers all areas of the exam including clinical, abnormal, social, physiological, and organizational psychology, as well as assessment, psychopharmacology, test construction, statistics, and research design.   More Info


Psychology E-books

Other Top Resources - The University Libraries provide access to 100s of electronic psychology books published in recent years. These books can be read on computers or e-readers, or partially printed (up to 20% of book in most cases). To identify titles of interest, search the University Libraries' catalog by author, title, or subject. Choose electronic books from the categories shown on the results page.

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