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Registration is now open for the Spring 2020 citation management workshops! 

The Fall workshops have been recorded and cover these topics: Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, Intro to Citation Management. 


NEW:  ACCESSNEUROLOGY -- Ebooks, videos and more. Topics cover the entire spectrum of neurology from the basics to specialty-specific content from authoritative experts. Includes the Interactive Neuroanatomy Atlas

NEW:   EMBASE -- biomedical research database covering the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present 

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Background information

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

How to get assistance with your research

If your question isn't specifically addressed on these pages, please send me an email or schedule an appointment. 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.

APA ebooks

Research Tools and Tips

Looking for a specific item for which you know the title? Use these quick search tools:

•  Books

Use the Scholar OneSearch Browse search to find books by title or author.

•  Ejournals

Use the Ejournal finder (search by title, e-only).


Use the A-Z database list.

Key Resources

PsycInfo (EBSCO) (The APA's flagship database of peer-reviewed articles)

ERIC (education, school psychology)  and ​Counseling and Therapy in Video 

APA Books E-collection  

DSM 5 – 

Need more suggestions? See Core Resources for Article Searching in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences



Stay current with journals using Browzine!  BrowZine Web Edition allows for desktop browsing of the popular web app, BrowZine, that allows you to browse, read, and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals in a format optimized for your iOS or Android device.

Link for mobile devices

Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University

Center for Cognitive and Brain Health 

Its mission is to "investigate the effects of lifestyle choices and health behaviors (e.g., physical activity, diet) and their physiological sequelae (e.g., fitness, adiposity) on brain and cognition."

NU Resources

Northeastern University Departments

Customized Lists of Library Services

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

NOTE re: previous editions of the DSM


JoVE - the Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. 

The Library subscribes to the following sections of JoVE:  Biology, Medicine (NEW as of Fall 2019), Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Immunology and Infection, and sections of JoVE Science Education Database (Basic Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Physics). Essentials of Neuroscience is part of the Advanced Biology section.

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Which of these is most likely to contain a scholarly article in psychology?
PsycArticles: 4 votes (66.67%) 2 votes (33.33%)
Kanopy: 0 votes (0%)
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 6
Which of these might help me to locate a magazine article about "how to help my child with autism navigate school"?
Academic Search Complete: 2 votes (66.67%)
PsycInfo: 0 votes (0%)
JSTOR: 0 votes (0%)
PsycArticles: 1 votes (33.33%)
Total Votes: 3
Which of these would help me to find the diagnostic criteria for Bipolar II Disorder?
SpringerLink: 0 votes (0%)
PsycInfo: 0 votes (0%)
Medline: 0 votes (0%)
DSM 5: 5 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 5