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Recommended Databases and Journal Indexes

ETS TestLink (Educational Testing Services)     FREE
Collected from the early 1900s to the present the Test Collection at ETS is a library of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices.

Mental Measurements Yearbook (EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. It contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Psychiatry Online
This web-based portal provides cross-searching and indexing for many publications from American Psychiatric Publishing. Full-text access is available for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition (DSM-5), the American Journal of Psychiatry, and Psychiatric Services. The portal also includes clinical and research news from Psychiatric News, medication information handouts for patients, online assessment measures, DSM-5 Coding Update, and more.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Searches nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. It covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

PsycARTICLES (EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database includes more than 45,000 articles from 57 journals - 46 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal.

PsycINFO (EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in more than 25 languages.

PsycTESTS (EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), PsycTESTS serves as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. International in scope, PsycTESTS® also provides access to an increasing number of tests that are available in languages other than English. PsycTESTS is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage spans more than a century.

Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences. Includes full text articles from 215 journals dating as far back as 1995, and indexing and abstracts of over 625 periodicals dating as far back as 1983, nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed. Covers the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. Subject coverage includes addiction studies, anthropology, community health and medical care, communications, economics, environmental studies, ethics, family studies, gender studies, geography, international relations, law, mass media, minority studies, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public welfare, social work, urban studies and much more.

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
A sociological research database that features more than 1,660,000 records with contains full text for 344 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 129 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for more than 700 books and monographs, and full text for 6,800 conference papers.

University Press Scholarship Online PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A collection of 350 full text scholarly electronic books on Psychology (including 28 in the sub-discipline of Music Psychology) from Oxford University Press, MIT Press, and Yale University Press. The searchable database also provides indexing and abstracts to over 16,000 scholarly ebooks in other subject areas from 15 additional university presses, but full text access is limited to a select list of titles in the psychology collection from these three presses. A green open lock icon shows which titles are available in full text. To limit your search to titles available in full text, use the check boxes in the left column after you perform a search. If the full text is not available for a title, use the Discover Search to see if it is available from another source. If full text is available in UPSO, it may be read online or individual chapters may be downloaded in PDF format. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

Additional Databases and Journal Indexes

Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost) PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals

AccessScience (McGraw-Hill)
Includes articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Also includes biographies of well-known scientific figures, downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics, videos highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists, suggestions for further study, guides to additional readings, curriculum maps tied to core content for educators, and more.

Credo Reference   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.

EBL eBooks PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A growing collection of over 3,500 electronic books in a range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) on your computer or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Login is required both on and off campus. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

ebrary eBooks PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A growing collection of over 140,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to Apple and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

EBSCO eBook Collection PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A collection of over 150,000 electronic books available in full text online in a wide range of academic subject areas. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device, or you can save a limited number of pages in PDF format. A free MyEBSCOhost account is required. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
The electronic books included in this collection are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. It includes hundreds of titles in the Twayne's Authors Series, including the American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection, World and Genre Writers Collection, and many others. Some GVRL ebooks are provided by DISCUS, while others are provided by the CSU Library.

General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.

General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health and medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more. Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984.

HathiTrust     FREE Connect to User Guide
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.

JSTOR Connect to User Guide
An archive of scholarly journals that offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.

Liebert Online
An authoritative database containing peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

New York Times Group Pass Connect to User Guide
Provides full text access to the New York Times from 1851 to the present. For 1923-1980, each individual user may access up to five free articles each day, with unlimited access for other years.

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News (AP, UPI, etc.) (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press. Includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Newstand (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
Provides a full text facsimile edition of the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. The CSU Library several other sources for accessing the full text of the New York Times. See this list.

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.

SAGE Journals Online Connect to User Guide
SAGE Journals Online (SAGE Premier) is a collection of over 560 full-text journals in over 50 disciplines including business, communication, criminology, education, humanities, industrial relations, labor, medicine, political science, psychology, social science, science, technology, urban studies, and more. Includes research journals published on behalf of more than 245 scholarly and professional societies.

SpringerLink Connect to User Guide
An online collection of science, technology, and mathematics (STM) books, journals, and reference works from Springer-Verlag. Subject areas covered include Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing.

WorldCat Connect to User Guide
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.

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Print Sources

Annual Reviews

Annual Review of Psychology (Ref. BF/30/.A56)


Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (Ref. BF 109 .A1 Z85 1984)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders : DSM-5 (Ref. RC 455.2.C4 D54 2013) (online)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV (Ref. RC 455.2.C4 D54 2000)

Dictionary of Psychology (Ref. BF 31 .C72 1999)

Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science (Ref. HQ 767.84 .E52 2005)

Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology (Ref. BF 109 .A1 S49 2004)

Handbook of Psychology (Ref. BF 121 .H1955 2003 v. 11)

Oxford Companion to the Mind (Ref. BF 31 .O94 2004)

Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms (Ref. BF 1 .P65 Thes. 2005)

Encyclopedia of Mental Health (Ref RC 436 .E52 1998 v. 1-3)

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (Ref. BF 31 .E52 2001 v. 1-4)

Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Ref. BF 31 .E5 1994 v. 1-4)

Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Ref. BF 31 .E5 1994 v. 1-4)

Encyclopedia of Psychology (Ref. BF 31 .E55 2000 v. 1-8)

Test and Measurements

Buros. Mental Measurements Yearbook. (Ref. Z/5814/.P8/B932)

Buros. Tests in Print. (Ref. Z/5814/.B9/B8)

Buros. Tests in Print II. (Ref. Z/5814/.E9/B82)

Buros. Tests in Print III. (Ref. Z/5814/.E9/T47/1983)

Buros. Tests in Print IV. (Ref. Z/5814/.E9/T47/1994)

Educational and Psychological Measurement. (Periodical - updates Buros volumes)

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes. (Ref.BF/698.4/.M38/1990)

MMPI Handbook. (Ref. RC/473/.M5/D34/V.1-2)

Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business. (Ref. BF/176/.T43/yr.)

Tests in Microfiche (Ref. microfiche cabinets)

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Internet Resources

American Psychological Association (APA)
Includes a link to student information relating to such topics as undergraduate and graduate school, scholarships and awards in psychology, the code of ethics, and more; a good place to start for those interested in the field of psychology

APA's Finding Information About Psychological Tests FAQ

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements Test Reviews Online

Classics in the History of Psychology
Full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters. The site also contains links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition
Full text online access to the DSM-5, which is used by health professionals, social workers,and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. Also available in print in Ref. RC 455.2.C4 D54 2013

DSM 5 Supplemental Resources Includes links to articles in Psychiatric News, fact sheets, DSM-5 Table of Contents, online assessment measures, insurance implications of DSM-5, and videos that explain the new organization and features of the DSM-5 and the diagnostic differences between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5.

Dr. John Grohl's Psych Central
Provides access to newsgroups, mailing lists, book reviews, articles, and more relating to the mental health field

ETS Test Collection

Internet Mental Health
Serves as a comprehensive gateway to information relating to mental illness, providing links to diagnosis, medications, and 52 of the most common mental disorders; Index to additional Internet links is a useful tool for finding information by topic

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMA)
Contains links to research activities, including mental disorders, suicide, and basic and clinical neuroscience research; links to news, grants, and contracts are also included

Neuropsychology Central
Devoted exclusively to the subject of Human Neuropsychology, this web site serves as a comprehensive Internet directory to resources in the field

Personality Project
A guide those interested in personality theory and research to the current personality research literature

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Online Journals

The following journals are available online:

Alcohol Research & Health

Harvard Mental Health Letter  (Harvard Medical School)
Select articles posted on a continual basis

PSYCHE: an interdisciplinary journal of research on consciousness  (Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness)
A refereed electronic journal

Psychiatric News  (American Psychiatric Association)
Published on the first and third Fridays of each month

Psychiatric Times  (CME, Inc.)
Monthly online resource in the field of psychiatry featuring articles, clinical news, special reports, and career opportunities

Psycoloquy  (American Psychological Association)
A refereed international, interdisciplinary electronic journal


An electronic publication written by mental health professionals for the discussion of general psychology as applied to our everyday lives

Yahoo! Directory of Psychology Journals

Find a list of e-journals in psychology available at CSU

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Journals and Magazines

The following journals are available in the CSU library:

ABS American Behavioral Scientist Administration & Policy in Mental Health


American journal of mental deficiency

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

American Journal of Psychiatry

American Journal of Psychology

American journal of psychotherapy

American Journal on Mental Retardation

American Psychologist

Archives of psychiatric nursing

Behavior Therapy

Behavioral Neuroscience

British Journal of Educational Psychology

Character and personality

Child Development

Contemporary psychology


Developmental Psychology

Educational and Psychological Measurement

Family Relations

Human Development

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Journal of abnormal and social psychology

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Journal of applied behavior analysis

Journal of Applied Psychology

Journal of Biological Psychology

Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines

Journal of Comparative And Physiological Psychology

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Counseling & Development

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Journal of Educational Psychology

Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Behavior Processes

Journal of Experimental Psychology. General

Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception & Performance

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Journal of Family Issues

Journal of General Psychology

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Journal of Marriage and Family

Journal of Music Therapy

Journal of occupational and organizational psychology

Journal of occupational psychology

Journal of Parapsychology

Journal of Personality

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Journal of Psychology

Journal of Psychology & Theology

Journal of Research in Personality

Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Mental Retardation

Merrill Palmer Quarterly

Professional Psychology

Psychological Assessment

Psychological Bulletin

Psychological Reports

Psychological Review

Psychology in the Schools

Psychology of Women Quarterly

Psychology Today

Psychopharmacology abstracts

Psychopharmacology bulletin

Schizophrenia Bulletin

Social Psychology Quarterly

Transactional Analysis Journal

Worm runners digest

YC Young Children

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