Guides to Reference Sources

Social Science Reference Sources: A Practical Guide. Tze-chung Li, author. 3rd ed. New York: Greenwood Press, 2000. 495 p. Ref H 61 .A1 L5 2000

The Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Guide to Selected Sources. Nancy Herron, editor. 2nd ed. Englewood, Col.: Libraries Unlimited, 1996. 323 p. Ref H 61 .S648 1996

Sources of Information in the Social Sciences: A Guide to the Literature. 3rd ed. William H. Webb and Associates. Chicago: American Library Association, 1986. 777 p. Ref H 61 .S78 1986

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionary of Critical Social SciencesRef H 41 .Y68 1999

Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences  Ref HA 17 .V64 1999          

Dictionary of the Social Sciences. Hugo F. Reading, author. London: Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977. 231 p. Ref H 41 .R42 1977

The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. New York: Free Press, 1979. 18 volumes. Ref H 40 .A2 I5

The Social Science Encyclopedia. Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper, editors. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985. 916 p. Ref H 41 .S63 1985

Periodical Indexes  

Current Contents: Social and Behavioral Sciences. 1969- . weekly. Reserve Per Z 7163 .C97 (latest 6 months only) Includes reproductions of table of contents pages from journals in psychology and related disciplines under two headings: "Psychology" and "Psychiatry". 

Directory of Published Proceedings: Series SSH-Social Sciences/Humanities. 1968- . quarterly. Ref Z 7161 .D56 International in scope. Access to published proceedings, not to individual papers. 

Dissertations Abstracts via FirstSearch. Indexes doctoral dissertations completed in over 550 universities in the United States and selected foreign countries.  

Index to Social Science and Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP). 1979- . quarterly, with annual cumulations. Ref Index Table 9 Provides access to conference proceedings that have been published as books, journal issues, or papers reprinted and available through the Institute. Covers psychology and psychiatry-related conferences. Provides access through subject, keyword, sponsor, author/editor, and meeting location. Provides access to both published proceedings and to individual papers included in them. International in scope; covers "most significant" proceedings.

MarciveWeb DOCS. Web version of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.

Social Sciences Citation Index. 1970- . Latest 10 years: Ref Index Table 9 earlier volumes: Ref Z 7161 .S65 Provides access to over 1500 social science journals including over 160 journals in psychology and psychiatry. Identifies articles by author (source index) as well as identifies the works cited within those articles (citation index). 

Social Sciences Abstracts on WilsonWeb. Indexes over 350 English-language periodicals in the social sciences including many psychology-related titles. Includes book review section. 

Sociological Abstracts via SilverPlatter. Provides citations and abstracts of journal literature in sociology and related fields. International in scope. Indexes many psychology journals and covers subfields such as social psychology, psychometrics, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychopathology.



Guides to Reference Sources

A Guide to Manuscript Collections in the History of Psychology and Related Areas. Michael M. Sokal, Patrice A. Rafail, compilers. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus International Publications, 1982. 212 p. BF 81 .S58

History of Psychology: A Guide to Information Sources. Wayne Viney, Michael Wertheimer, Marilyn Lou Wertheimer, authors. Detroit: Gale, 1979. 502 p.  Z 7204 .H57 V56

How to Find Out in Psychology: A Guide to the Literature and Methods of Research. D.H. Borchardt and R.D. Francis, authors. Oxford: New York: Pergamon Press, 1984. 189 p.      BF 76.8 .B67 1984

Library Use: A Handbook for Psychology. Jeffrey G. Reed, Pam M. Baxter, authors. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1992. 179 p. Ref BF 76.8 .R43 1992

Psychology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources   Ref BF 121 .B38 1993

Research Guide for Psychology. Raymond G. McInnis, author. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982. 604 p. Ref Z 7201 .M35

Bibliographies (Selected)

Eminent Contributors to Psychology. Robert I. Watson, Sr., editor. New York: Springer Publishing, 1974-1976. 2 volumes. Z 7201 .W37

History of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences: A Bibliographic Guide. Robert I. Watson, Sr., author. New York: Springer Publishing, 1978. Z 7201 .W373

Psychology: An Introductory Bibliography     Z 7201 .P79 1996


The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology. Michael W. Eysenck, editor. Oxford; Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1991. 390 p. Ref BF 311 .B535 1991

Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology   Ref BF 201 .S78 1995

Dictionary of Developmental Psychology   Ref BF 712.7 .S78 1995

Dictionary of Key Words in Psychology. Frank J. Bruno, author. London: Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986. 275 p. Ref BF 31 .B78 1986

Dictionary of Theories, Laws, and Concepts in Psychology   Ref BF 31 .R625 1998

Dictionary of Psychology     Ref BF 31 .C65 2001

Dictionary of Psychology    Ref BF 31 .C72 1999

Eponyms in Psychology: A Dictionary and Biographical Sourcebook. Leonard Zusne, author. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. 339 p. Ref BF 31 .Z87 1987

The International Dictionary of Psychology. Stuart Sutherland, author. 2nd ed. New York: Crossroad, 1996. 515 p. Ref BF 31 .S83 1996

Directories (Biographical)

APA Membership Register. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1982- . irregular. Latest ed.: Ref BF 30 .A49

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology.   Ref BF 109 .A1 B56 1997

Directory of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: The Association, 1978- . Quadrennial. Latest edition: Ref BF 11 .A672  

The Great Psychologists. Robert I. Watson, Sr., author. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1978. 645 p. BF 81 .W35 1977

A Guide to Psychologists and their Concepts. Vernon J. Nordby, Calvin S. Hall, authors. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1974. 187 p. BF 109 .A1 N67

International Directory of Psychologists, Exclusive of the U.S.A.: A Publication of the International Union of Psychological Science. Kurt Pawlik, editor. Amsterdam: New York: Elsevier, 1985. 1181 p. Ref BF 30 .I54 1985

International Directory of Psychology. Benjamin B. Wolman, author. New York: Plenum Press, 1979. 279 p. BF 30 .W64

Licensed Psychologists: State of Kansas. Topeka, Kan.: Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, 1987- . annual. Latest edition: Ref BF 30 .K36

Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology. Gregory A. Kimble et al., editors. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1991. 368 p. BF 109 .A1 P67 1991

Women in Psychology: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook. Agnes N. O'Connell, Nancy Felipe Russo, editors. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. 441 p. Ref BF 109 .A1 W65 1990

Directories (Other) 

Directory of Credentials in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Daniel R. Martin, J. Richard Cookerly, authors. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1989. 219 p. Ref RC 440.9 .M37 1989

Graduate Study in Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1992- . annual. Latest ed. on Ref Index Table 14

Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. New York: Guilford Press, 1996-.  Latest ed. on Ref Index Table 14


Companion Encyclopedia of Psychology    Ref BF 31 .C66 1994

Encyclopedia of Psychology. Raymond J. Corsini, editor. New York: Wiley, 1984. 4 volumes. Ref BF 31 .E52 1984

Encyclopedia of Psychology    8 volumes   Ref BF 31 .E52 2000

Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology     Ref BF 31 .G35 1996

International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis & Neurology. Benjamin B. Wolman, editor. New York: Aesculapius Publishers, 1977. 12 volumes.  Also with Progress Volumes, v. 1 (1983)    Ref RC 334 .I57 

MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences    Ref BF 311 .M556 1999

The Oxford Companion to the Mind. Richard L. Gregory, editor. Oxford: New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. 856 p. Ref BF 31 .O94 1987

Survey of Social Science. Psychology Series.   Ref BF 31 .S79 1993

Guides to Serials

A Century of Serial Publications in Psychology, 1850-1950: An International Bibliography. Donald V. Osier, Robert H. Wozniak, authors. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus International Publications, 1984. 805 p. Z 7203 .O8 1984

Journals in Psychology: A Resource Listing for Authors. 4th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1988- . Annual. 1997: Ref BF 76.8 .J68


Comparative Psychology: A Handbook    BF 671 .C615 1998

Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology   GN 502 .H6 1997

Handbook of Research and Quantitative Methods in Psychology: For Students and Professionals. R.M. Yaremko, et al. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1986. 335 p.         BF 76.5 .R43 1986

Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology   RC 467.2 .H36 1999

International Handbook of Psychology. BF 21 .I62 2000

The Psychologist's Legal Handbook. Clifford D. Stromberg and Donna J. Haggarty, authors. Washington, D.C.: Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, 1988. 687 p. Ref KF 2910 .P75 S77 1988

Periodical Indexes 

Psychological Abstracts. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1927- . monthly. (see PsycINFO for online equivalent) Latest 10 years: Ref Index Table 11 earlier volumes: BF 1 .P65

Psychological Index ... An Annual Bibliography of the Literature of Psychology and Cognate Subjects. Princeton, N.J.: Psychological Review Co., 1894-1935. Z 7203 .P97

PsycINFO via SilverPlatter. 1887-  . Online equivalent of Psychological Abstracts and PsycBOOKS. Use with Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms. 

Publication and Writing Manuals

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 4th ed. Washington, DC: The Association, 1994. Quick Ref BF 76.7 .A46 1994 Copies also available under same call # in Reserve and in General Stacks.

Psychological Report Writing. Norman Tallent, author. 4th ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1993. 319 p. BF 76.8 .T33 1993

Reviews of Research

Annual Review of Psychology. Palo Alto, Calif.: Annual Reviews, 1950- . annual. BF 30 .A56 (Critical research review articles with extensive bibliographies.)

The Psychological Bulletin. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association,  1904- . bimonthly. 1904-current issues: per BF 1 .P75 (includes research review articles)




Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques. Michel Hersen, Alan S. Bellack, editors. New York: Pergamon Press, 1988. 519 p. BF 176.5 .D53 1988

Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment   Ref BF 176 .S78 1995


Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures. Bert A. Goldman, author. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1974- . 7 volumes. v.1 (1974)-v.7 (1997):  Ref Index Table 12 (BF 431 .G624)

Measures for Psychological Assessment: A Guide to 3,000 Original Sources and their Applications. Ki-Taek Chun, Sidney Cobb, John R.P. French, authors. Ann Arbor, Mich: Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, 1975. 664 p. BF 698.5 .C45

Psychware Sourcebook  4th ed. 1993   Ref Index Table 12 (BF 176.2 .P77 1993)

Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business. Richard C. Sweetland, Daniel J. Keyser, editors. Kansas City, Mo.: Test Corp. of America.1st ed. (1983), 1st ed. supplement (1984), 2nd ed. (1986), 4th ed. (1997).          Ref Index Table 12


Behavioral Assessment: A Practical Handbook    RC 473 .B43 B44 1998

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Assessment. Thomas H. Ollendick, Michel Hersen, editors. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1993. 511 p. RJ 50 .H36 1993

Handbook of Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Personality Assessment   RC 473 .P79 H36 2000

Handbook of Psychological Assessment.  3rd ed.  BF 176 .G76 1997

The Handbook of Psychological Testing. Paul Kline, author. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2000. 744 p. BF 176 .K575 2000

Test Indexes and Reviews

The ... Mental Measurements Yearbook. Highland Park, N.J.: The Mental Measurements Yearbook. 2nd ed. (1940)-14th ed. (2001); 1988-1999 supplements: Ref Index Table 12

Test Critiques. Daniel J. Keyser, Richard C. Sweetland, editors. Kansas City, Mo.: Test Corporation of America, 1985- . v.1 (1985)- v.10 (1994): Ref Index Table 12

Tests in Microfiche: Annotated Index. Princeton, N.J.: Educational Testing Service, 1975-. set.A (1975)- set.Z (2000): Ref Index Table 12   Indexes microfiche copies of unpublished psychological and educational tests provided by ETS Test Collection. Some of the tests and a 2nd copy of the indexes are found in Reserve microfiche 2413. Includes numerical, subject, title, and author indexes.

Tests in Print: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Tests for Use in Education, Psychology, and Industry. Oscar Krisen Buros, editor. Highland Park, N.J.: Gryphon Press, 1961. 479 p. Ref Index Table 12

Tests in Print II: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests. Oscar Krisen Buros, editor. Highland Park, N.J.: Gryphon Press, 1974. 1107 p. Ref Index Table 12

Tests in Print III: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests. James V. Mitchell, Jr., editor. Lincoln, Neb.: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983. 714 p. Ref Index Table 12

Tests in Print IV: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests.     Ref Index Table 12

Tests in Print V: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests.      Ref Index Table 12



Bibliographies (Selected)

Ergonomics Sourcebook: A Guide to Human Factors Information. Kimberlie H. Pelsma, editor. Lawrence, Kan.: Report Store, 1987. 276 p.  TA 166 .E736 1987

The IQ Debate: A Selective Guide to the Literature. Stephan H. Aby, compiler. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. 228 p. (Bibliographies and Indexes in Psychology, no. 8)              Z 7204 .I5 A29 1990

Psychology of Aging: An Annotated Bibliography    Z 7204 .A42 H392 1995

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Richard M. Lerner, Anne C. Petersen, Jeanne Brooks- Gunn, editors. New York: Garland Publishing, 1991. 2 volumes. Ref HQ 796 .E58 1990

Encyclopedia of Aging    Ref HQ 1061 .E53 1995

Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory. Larry R.Squire, editor in chief. New York: Macmillan, 1992. 678 p. Ref BF 318 .E53 1992

Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family    Ref HQ 9 .E52 1995

Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming    Ref BF 1078 .E63 1993

The Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence   Ref HQ 772 .G27 1997

Handbooks and Manuals

The Advanced Ergonomics Manual    Ref TA 166 .A368 1994

Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology   RJ 503.3 .H36 2001

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology   RC 451.4 .A5 H356 1998

Handbook of Community Psychology  RA 790.55 .H36 2000

Handbook of Ergonomic and Human Factors Tables  Ref TA 166 .W45 1993

Handbook of Human Factors Testing and Evaluation   TA 166 .H276 1996

Handbook of Intelligence  BF 431 .H31865 2000

Human Performance and Ergonomics    BF 353 .H87 1999

Periodical Indexes 

Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1927- . bimonthly. Latest 10 years: Ref Index Table 10.  Earlier volumes in general stacks: HQ 750 .A1 C47  

ERIC via SilverPlatter. ERIC is a computerized bibliographic database that combines the print indexes: Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) which indexes education-related journal articles and Resources in Education (RIE) which indexes other education-related materials like reports, conference proceedings, teaching guides, etc. Provides access to journal literature relating to educational psychology, counseling, school psychology, and psychometrics. 

Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature. St. Paul: Family Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, 1973/74-1993/1994. Ref Index Table 10




The Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy. S. Richard Sauber et al. Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1993. 468 p. Ref RC 488.5 .D525 1993

Dictionary of Psychotherapy. Sue Walrond-Skinner, author. London: Routledge, 1986. 379 p. Ref RC 475.7 .W35 1986

Dorland's Psychiatry & Psychology Speller. David L. Dunner, consultant. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1993. 259 p. Ref RC 437 .D67 1993

Psychiatric Dictionary. Robert Jean Campbell, author. 7th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. 799 p. Ref RC 437 .H5 1996

Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts. Burness E. Moore, Bernard D. Fine, editors. New York: American Psychoanalytic Association; New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1990. 210 p. Ref RC 501.4 .P79 1990

A Reference Companion to the History of Abnormal Psychology. John G. Howells, M. Livia Osborn, authors. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984. 2 volumes. Ref RC 454.4 .H68 1984


Mental Health Directory. Bethesda, MD: Public Health Service. 1990: Govt Docs HE 20 .8123:


Encyclopedia of Mental Health. Ada P. Kayn, Jan Fawcett, authors. New York: Facts on File, 1993. 464 p. Ref RC 437 .K34 1993

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. George Adelman, editor. Boston: Birkhaeuser, 1987. 2 volumes. Ref RC 334 .E53 1987

The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties. Ronald M. Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, authors. New York: Facts on File, 1989. 487 p. Ref RC 535 .D63 1989

The Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis  Ref RC 437 .E49 1996

Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis. Ludwig Eidelberg, editor. New York: Free Press, 1968. 571 p. Ref BF 173 .E5

The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and the Psychotic Disorders. Richard Noll, author. New York: Facts on File, 1992. 374 p. Ref RC 514 .N63 1992

The Family Mental Health Encyclopedia. Frank J. Bruno, author. New York: Wiley, 1989. 422 p. Ref RC 437 .B69 1989


Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology    Ref RC 454 .C636 2001

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 1994. 886 p. Ref RC 455.2 .C4 D54 1994

DSM-IV Casebook: A Learning Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fourth edition). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, 1994. 576 p.  Ref RC 455.2 .C4 D54 1994 Suppl.

DSM-IV Internet Companion        Ref RC 437.2 .M67 1998

Electronic DSM-IV Plus     Reserve RC 455.2 .C4 D541

Handbook of Infant Mental Health. Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., editor. 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2000. 588 p. RJ 502.5 .H36 2000

Handbook of Mental Health and Aging. James E. Birren et al., editors. 2nd ed  San Diego: Academic Press, 1992. 996 p. RC 451.4 .A5 H38 1992

Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health   RC 455.4 .H36 2000

Periodical Indexes 

Biological Abstracts. Philadelphia: BioSciences Information Service, 1926- . semimonthly. 1987-present: Ref Index Table 17 earlier vols.: QH 301 .B37

Comprehensive Index of Group Psychotherapy Writings. Bernard Lupin, Alice W. Lupin, authors. Madison, Wis.: International Universities Press, 1987. 667 p.  Ref Z 6665.7 .G76 L82 1987

The Index of Psychoanalytic Writings. Alexander Grinstein, author. New York: International Universities Press, 1956-1975. 14 volumes. Z 7204 .P8 G7

Medline via SilverPlatter. Includes citations and abstracts for articles from more than 3200 biomedical journals including many titles related to psychology and psychiatry.


Prepared by Cathy Moore-Jansen, Coordinator of Collection Development and Psychology Librarian. This page was last updated on September 1, 2001.