Psychology Research Guide
APA Exposed (tutorial on APA style from Harvard Graduate School of Education)
LIBwidgets - shortcuts that make researching a little easier
Statistics and Demographics Sources
The best starting point for any psychology-related topic is PsycINFO, which covers the academic and professional literature in psychology and afflilated fields from the early 1800s to the present. See the APA produced user guide for the Ebscohost version at http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/ebsco.pdf
To more widely search the peer-reviewed journal literature in all disciplines try Web of Science. Several other databases may be useful for psychology researchers, including:
- CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health)
- ERIC (Education)
- LLBA (Linguistics)
- Gender Studies Database
- Sociological Abstracts
Google Scholar: finds articles, pre-prints and post-prints of articles, reports and other “grey” literature, and materials in institutional repositories. Access Google Scholar from the Library web site (which authenticates via EID) to ensure there are active links from your search results to UT licensed electronic journals. More information on Google Scholar.
covers 1861-present, with 1997 to present available as PDFs. The database includes more than 90 percent of the doctoral dissertations accepted each year in North America with selective coverage for other parts of the world.
UT dissertations are also linked from the Library Catalog and available in the UT Digital Repository. Any dissertations and theses that are not available locally can be requested throughInterlibrary Loan.
Journal rankings tools include: JCR Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science as well as Google Scholar, which maintains a list of the top 100 journals ranked by h5-index and h5-median (more information on Google Scholar rankings and metrics).
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- CDC Wonder
- Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Mental Health Statistics
- Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity - Surgeon General's Report
- Mental Health Statistics - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Center for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC)
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health