Getting background information willl help you better understand your topic and important concepts.

Our library subscribes to over 100 APA handbooks. These resources will provide you with a good overview of a specific area in psychology.

Some examples:

To search for a handbook in a specific area, simply do a search in the library search tool Omni using the keywords "handbook" followed by the specific area in psychology such as for example:  handbook and "social psychology"



E-book collections

A combination of the following databases may help you do a more comprehensive search of the literature relating to your topic. 
Multidisciplinary databases offer you the opportunity to find a sample of journal articles related to your area of interest from various disciplinary perspectives .

Core databases

Related databases (some examples)*

*for a more complete listing, see databases by subject webpage

Multidisciplinary databases

The following are a few resources that may help you with your research:

Research methods
To find books on research in psychology, do a subject search in the library search tool Omni using one of the following subject headings:
psychology - research
psychology, experimental
human experimentation in psychology

SAGE Research Methods

Here are a few examples of current books in our collection that may be relevant:


Psychological tests (guides)

This resource will allow you to find a test that is appropriate to your research application. Here is a description:
The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to contemporary testing instruments. MMY also contains descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts. This resource also includes the complete Tests in Print database. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language.

Data Services (MacOdrum Library) provides quantitative research data from various disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences. Use this site to access a wide range of surveys conducted by Statistics Canada and other organizations, including some international. Read more ...

The Department of Psychology provides statistical consulting to faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows (consulting is not available to undergraduates and members of other departments).

Consultants assist with tasks ranging from advice on study design, selecting appropriate analytic techniques, and troubleshooting data analyses to strategizing analysis plans for grant proposals and other large-scale projects. Read more ...

Writing in psychology 

Citation Management tools
These tools help you save references you have found in your literature searches.
They also help format your paper in the citation style of your preferences.
Our library provides support for the following:

For more information about how to use these tools go to our Citation Management webpage.

Citing sources

Content last reviewed: February 28, 2021