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Psychology Resources

Articles and Databases

Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Academic Search Complete
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.

PsycArticles
Articles from academic journals in psychology.

PsychINFO
Articles from academic journals, books, and dissertations in the fields of behavioral science and mental health. Content includes psychological aspects of fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law, and others. 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Articles from academic journals in the fields of psychiatry, behavioral medicine, mental health, and counseling.

Opposing Viewpoints
Articles from academic journals, magazines, and reference books. Also includes audio of news reporting and interviews, videos, statistics, geographic data, and more. Covers a wide range of controversial topics, including mental health.

Proquest Research Library
Articles from academic journals, trade publications, and magazines across many subjects, including psychology.

Science Direct
Articles from academic journals in a number of scientific, technical, and health fields.

JSTOR
Articles from academic journals, books, and primary sources across many subjects, including psychology.

Films on Demand
Educational films on a wide range of topics, including psychology. Includes options to view films in short segments and read transcripts.

Journals

This list shows academic journals in the discipline of psychology. Click on "Full-Text Access" under each title to discover how to access journals via databases and in print.

Books

Textbooks
Search for Psychology textbooks by course number via this list of textbooks on reserve. Also search by title in the Library's catalog. Request textbooks at the Circulation Desk. Use these books for up to two hours in the Library. Call numbers are designated by course number, e.g. PSY 232.

Print Books
Search for books in the Library's catalog. Also find print materials via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc.

  • Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks at a time with your FSC ID
  • Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.

eBooks
Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc. View materials as a PDF and access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Websites

Below are selected websites which feature authoritative Psychology and related statistical content.

MedlinePlus
Reliable and up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Includes directories, medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, extensive content on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information on a variety of mental health topics, including news, publications, and links to free journal articles.

MentalHealth.gov
Information on a variety of mental health topics. Content is provided by the CDC, MedlinePlus, National Institute of Health,  National Institute of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Free academic journal articles in a variety of subjects, including psychology.

Statistics

Administration for Children and Families
Statistical reports on topics such as statistics on adoption/foster care, Head Start programs, and child abuse.

Administration on Aging 
The Administration on Aging is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns.
 

Aging Integrated Database (AGID)
Statistical information on caregivers, senior centers, abuse prevention, and more.

Agingstats.gov
Key Indicators of Well-Being, health care and health risks for older Americans data, and access to reports on Retirement Resources, focusing on economic resources of the U.S. population nearing age 65.

Childinfo.org
international statistics on issues such as HIV/AIDS, education levels, and infant mortality, via UNICEF.

Childstats.gov
Data on children and families from government agencies. Includes demographic statistics, and data emotional and behavioral difficulties, health care, family and social environment, and more.

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
Provides reports, charts, studies, and more in the topic areas of child poverty, child health, and education.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) FastStats: Mental Health
Mental health statistics including statistical surveys and publications.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Archived data on child welfare and maltreatment allows for secondary analysis via Cornell University.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Applied Studies
U.S. mental health statistics, including data on alcohol and drug use.

 

Citing Sources

Psychology courses use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style. See the “Citation Help” section for more details, examples, and sample APA papers.

 

 

Why you need to cite sources:

  • Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
  • The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
  • Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.

  • APA citation style uses the author-date method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in parentheses in the text.
  • Names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the date should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.

Include page numbers if you are directly quoting the material.

See APA - How To Format Citations and Helpful Tips

Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations; The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Reference List.

See APA Sample Title Page and Reference List

Formatting

  • Separate page labeled “References,” double-spaced, same margins as rest of paper.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

Author Names

  • Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
  • Authors' names are inverted (last name, first initial)
  • List all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (...) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work.

Capitalization and Punctuation

  • Capitalize only the first word of a title and subtitle and proper nouns (books, chapters, articles, web pages)
  • Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
  • Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.

 Example of APA reference list

Access NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.

  • Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (APA).
  • NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
  • When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.

For more details and examples of APA citation style, visit the following websites:

Also find books on APA citation style when you search the Library’s catalog by subject: Psychology -- Authorship -- Style manuals

Research Help

Have a question? Librarians are available to assist you during all open hours.

Email: reference@farmingdale.edu
Phone: 631-420-2184
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