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Psychology: Home

Suggested resources in psychology.


Key Resources for Psychology

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 -TR (text revision) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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


JOVE --unlimited, with access to all sections of JOVE . See box on this page or go to JoVE: Using JoVE in your Classroom and Research Lab.

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


Coping With The Pandemic

Coping and Staying Emotionally Well During Pandemic-Related School Closures

Writing As A Coping Method -- "Feeling overwhelmed by the Pandemic? Expressive writing can help" 

Stress and Coping from U.S. Centers for Disease Control

FEATURED RESOURCE: -- Watch expert psychotherapists demonstrate techniques and comment on their work. Includes 100+ videos. 
Browse this streaming video library:    By Approach  -- By Therapeutic Issue  -- By Expert -- By Population

Selected ebooks

Follow the links and click on the bolded, blue link to get to

full text.

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.

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.

APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology


Registration for the Spring Citation Management Webinar series has concluded. See the training page for recordings of past webinars, or contact a librarian for help.


JoVE - the Journal of Visualized Experiments

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

The library's subscription is now unlimited, with access to all sections of JOVE (e.g., behavior, neuroscience) and including all of the Science Education videos (social psychology, psychology, and more). 

Previously the subscription included only these sections: Biology, MedicineNeuroscience, Bioengineering, Immunology and Infection, and these parts of JoVE Science Education Database: Basic Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. 

For faculty integrating JOVE content into your courses, please see this new guide: JoVE: Using JoVE in your Classroom and Research Lab 


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 5 text revision, handbook of differential diagnosis, DSM-5 Handbook On The Cultural Formulation Interview, 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


FOR A PEEK INSIDE: for example, see this entry on Awe and the Natural Environment or this one on Eating Disorders

JoVE - the Journal of Visualized Experiments

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

The Library now subscribes to all sections of JoVE. The library's subscription includes these sections: Biology, Advanced Biology, Core Statistics, Cancer ResearchMedicineNeuroscience, Bioengineering, Immunology and Infection, and more! It also includes the JoVE Science Education Database, with these sections: Basic Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Skills, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Psychology, and Physics. Some of the newest sections are JoVE Lab Manual, JoVE Video Textbook, ,JoVE Encyclopedia of Experiments, and Open Educational Resources (textbooks).


For faculty integrating JOVE content into your courses, please see this new guide: JoVE: Using JoVE in your Classroom and Research Lab 

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Which of these is most likely to contain a scholarly article in psychology?
PsycArticles: 6 votes (75%) 2 votes (25%)
Kanopy: 0 votes (0%)
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 8
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 (33.33%)
PsycInfo: 3 votes (50%)
JSTOR: 0 votes (0%)
PsycArticles: 1 votes (16.67%)
Total Votes: 6
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: 7 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 7