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Psychology: Books and Ebooks, including Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Suggested resources in psychology.

Sage Research Methods



Check Sage's Research Basics page for Psychology and for Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Use the Project Planner to get an overview of the research process.  

Highly recommended encyclopedia

International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (Elsevier)

Great explanations and introductions to specific topics.

For example:

Search Executive Functioning 

for a definition and brief summary of research on this topic

New encyclopedia

New books classified as psychology

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New books classified as psychiatry and medicine

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APA Books E-collection

APA Books E-collection contains the full text of 80 books relating to behavioral sciences from the American Psychological Association. 


APA ebooks

Older DSMs

NOTE: There has been a change. Older editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are no longer included in our PsychiatryOnline package.


On the 4th floor in the Reference Stacks, find reference books in psychology at BF and reference books in mental health, psychiatry, and health sciences at RC.

Book Catalog

IMPORTANT: Within Scholar OneSearch, limit your search to Northeastern Library Catalogs to find books and ebooks.