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JoVE - the Journal of Visualized Experiments

The Library now subscribes to JoVE Neuroscience and JoVE Behavior, as well as JoVE Biology, JoVE Medicine, JoVE Immunology & Infection and JoVE BioengineeringJoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. 

On a short-term basis (and possibly longer) the library's subscription includes these sections of the Science Education database: Essentials of NeuroscienceGeneral Laboratory Techniques, and Basic Methods in Cellular Molecular Biology (Ask for details.)


Online Access to DSM 5

DSM-5 is available online to NU affiliates.  It is part of a package called PsychiatryOnline Premium collection and includes the DSM 5, DSM IV, DSM IV handbook, clinical case book, practice guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association, and other core texts.  Learn more about the DSM, how it's used, and the most recent revision.

View previous editions of the DSM


APA ebooks

Now available!

APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology:

Vol. 1, Test theory and testing and assessment in industrial and organizational psychology

Vol. 2, Testing and assessment in clinical and counseling psychology

Vol. 3, Testing and assessment in school psychology and education

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APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology (Volume 1) - Kurt F. Geisinger; Bruce A. Bracken; American Psychological Association Staff (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2013
This three-volume handbook is a comprehensive presentation of the theory and application of tests in psychology and education. It begins with an in-depth portrayal of psychometrics: the quantitative underpinning of testing. It then provides thorough, up-to-date and informative chapters related to five general application areas of testing: industrial/organizational psychology clinical psychology (including health psychology) counseling psychology school psychology educational testing In each of these five areas, this handbook is probably the most comprehensive review of the use of testing and assessment in the subfield.


Key Resources

  • PsycINFO
    The American Psychological Association's flagship database of 2.4 million articles, books and other international documents in psychology going back over a century. Over 90% of the titles indexed in PsycInfo are peer-reviewed.
  • ERIC -- for literature searches related to education-- school psychology, school counseling, program effectiveness, testing, etc.
  • DSM 5 - the authoritative handbook used for the diagnosis of mental disorders.

For more suggested databases, see Core Resources for Article Searching in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.


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If your question isn't specifically addressed on these pages, please send me an email.  During weekends and evenings, if you need immediate assistance, call the research assistance desk at 617-373-2356; see this page for desk hours and to contact us by text or chat reference.  For in-depth questions and during regular business hours, send me an email.  I am available for research consultations.


Selected Books at Snell Library

 Available online: 

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Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry

Throughout eight prior editions, "CTP" has been established as the cornerstone text in the field of psychiatry and mental health. This Ninth Edition provides a wealth of new and updated information in neural science, genetics, neuropsychiatry, psychopharmacotherapy, and other key areas. A distinguished new co-editor, Pedro Ruiz, MD, has joined Drs. Benjamin and Virginia Sadock for this edition, and over 500 contributors provide the most up-to-date information in every area of psychiatry and mental health. The book includes case histories, the most current DSM-IV-TR criteria and tables, and up-to-date comparative classification codes from ICD-10.

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Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology - Arie W. Kruglanski (Editor); E. Tory Higgins (Editor); Paul A. M. Van Lange (Editor)
Publication Date: 2011-09-09

The first volume in this innovative two-volume set provides a comprehensive exploration of the major developments of social psychological theories that have taken place over the past half century, culminating in a state of the art overview of the primary theories and models that have been developed in this vast and fascinating field. Volume One covers Biological/Evolutionary Level of Analysis, Cognitive Level of Analysis, Content Model and Motivational and Affective Level of Analysis.

Authored by leading international experts, each chapter represents a personal and historical narrative of the theory’s development including the inspirations, critical junctures, and problem-solving efforts that effected theoretical choices and determined the theory’s impact and its evolution. Unique to this handbook, these narratives provide a rich background for understanding how theories are created, nurtured, and shaped over time, and examining their unique contribution to the field as a whole. To examine its societal impact, each theory is evaluated in terms of its applicability to better understanding and solving critical social issues and problems.

The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology, Volume One is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

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Promoting Psychological Resilience in the U. S. Military - Lisa S. Meredith; Sarah J. Sherbourne; Sarah J. Gaillot; Hans V. Ritschard; Lydia Hansell; Cathy D. Sherbourne
Publication Date: 2011-08-16
As U.S. service members deploy for extended periods on a repeated basis, their ability to cope with the stress of deployment may be challenged. Many programs are available to encourage and support psychological resilience among service members and families. However, little is known about these programs effectiveness. This report reviews resilience literature and programs to identify evidence-informed factors for promoting resilience.


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