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Psychology: Articles

Suggested resources in psychology.


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


Recommended: Try Browzine to browse, read, and stay current with journals.

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

More Core Resources for Article Searching in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

  • PsycInfo (EBSCO) The American Psychological Association's flagship database of more than 4 million articles, books and other international documents in psychology going back over a century. 98% peer-reviewed!
  • PsycArticles  Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Includes nearly 200,000 articles from 119 journals - 35 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the remainder from allied organizations.
  • BrowZine  A tool for browsing, reading, and staying current with journals  (use Web edition or mobile app)
  • ERIC (Proquest) For school psychology and all education-related psychology topics (e.g., learning theories, teaching methods, achievement).
  • Sage Research Methods  Supports researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings.
  •  Mental Measurements Yearbook Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Allows for evaluation of test products in psychology, education, business, and leadership. This online service covers from Volume 9 to the present.
  • HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments) Features material on unpublished information-gathering tools for clinicians that are discussed in journal articles, such as questionnaires, interview schedules, tests, checklists, rating and other scales, coding schemes, and projective techniques.
  • Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Full text. 
  • Web of Science (Current NU Only) For comprehensive searching across scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. What's unique about this database is that the results include not only the article abstract but also the number of times an article was cited by other authors. This helps you to discover the research impact of a particular article, journal, author, or team of researchers. 1975 to the present.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection A collection of articles in psychology, mainly from peer-reviewed journals.
  • Medline Authoritative biomedical and health articles from 5,600 worldwide journals in 60 languages; also including some nursing, dentistry, veterinary, health policy, pre-clinical sciences. The majority of the publications covered are scholarly journals, a small number of newspapers, magazines and newsletters are included. 1946 - present.


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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:  BiologyNeuroscience, 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.

Traumatic stress

PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) database produced at the headquarters of the National Center for PTSD and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Subject coverage:

· Traumatic stress and mental health sequelae

· Assessment

· Prevention

· Treatment

· Mental health services

· Professional ethics

· Public Policy

· Traumatized populations