Research Guides - Psychology
Use the online catalog to find any reference, reserve, or
circulating books, or videotapes in the NMC collections. Catalog entries
may be searched by author, title, subject, or keyword.
Unless you are looking a specific author or title, the keyword search is
the best way to find books. Examples of keywords are:
- attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
- human memory
"psychology" is too broad! Don't forget to think of synonyms
and narrower terms
Browse the shelves
Take a look in an appropriate area to find a useful book. The "call
number" is a book's address, and it depends on the subject of
the books. For example, the BF section is where general psychology
books are shelved.
Seek reference books, as detailed contents will not be
in the catalog. Reference items may not be checked out, but should
always available when you need them. Here are some helpful reference
books for general information:
If a book has an index in the back, use it! Please don’t entirely disregard
older information. Use your own judgment or ask a librarian.
- World Book Encyclopedia REF AE5 .W55 2000 v.1-22
- Encyclopedia of Psychology
REF BF31 .E52 1994
- Dictionary of Counseling REF BF637 .C6 B444 1994
of Personality Psychology REF BF1025 .E54 1996
- The Human Mind Explained REF
BF431 .H74 1996
Databases, Magazines, and Journals
and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a database that provides coverage
of nearly 550 full text journals, including more than 500 peer-reviewed
titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics
such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology,
mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Access this database from anywhere in the CNMI. Please see a library staff
member for patron id.
Search Premier is a database that provides full text articles from
nearly 4,600 scholarly publications. Access this database from anywhere
in the CNMI. Please see a library staff member for patron id.
Don’t trust everything you read on the Internet. Consider
the source! How old is the information? Does some qualified person or
institution take responsibility for the information? An .edu or .gov
domain name should be more reliable, but here are a few specific sites
that have been recently reviewed:
Use Search Engines to look for a particular topic on the World Wide Web. Try:
Citing Your Sources
A Style Manual will show you the proper format when preparing
a bibliography for citing the sources of the information that you use in
your research paper. As you proceed with your research, keep track of where
you’re getting your information, including details such as title, author,
date, publisher, and page numbers. There are several different styles, but
your class will probably be using either
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
REF BF76.7 .P83
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
REF LB2369.G53 2003
If at any time you would like help or further assistance with research,
please ask a librarian. We are here to help you!