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Find Psychology Articles

Journal articles provide current information and various points of view on your topic. Articles can also provide information about topics that are not covered in books. Search article databases, like the ones listed below, to find articles on your topic.

When you have found citations for articles you would like, use the "Find It!" button to determine availability for the article. This function will tell you whether the Mount library owns the journal or if it is available full-text.

If you need an article from a journal we do not own or have full-text access to, you can request the article from Interlibrary Loan

  • PsycINFO (1967-present)
    Index and abstracts of articles, books, chapters, dissertations, and reports in psychology, 1967 to the present. Includes or has links to full text.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    A database with nearly 515 full text titles and covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. This database also features over 490 peer-reviewed journals and PDF images.
  • CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health)
    A medical database, with some articles on clinical psychology and medical related psychological issues. Includes or has links to full text.
  • MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)
    A comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,370 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, more than 1,340 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE. This wide-ranging file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1965, MEDLINE with Full Text is the definitive research tool for medical literature.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary, full text database containing full text for over 3,430 scholarly publications and coverage for social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
  • Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)

Find Psychology Books

Books provide extensive, in-depth information on a topic.

For psychology related books, search FOCUS. The subject heading used in the catalog is simply "Psychology." Related subjects include "Adolescent Psychology," "Behaviorism (Psychology)," and "Mental Health."

Psychology books will primarily be found on the second floor of the library. The library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification system to organize materials, and the general psychology numbers are in the 150 range. Users may also find helpful materials in the social work section, which is in the 360 range, or in the medical psychology area, which is in the 616 range. If you are not familiar with how to find Dewey numbers the librarian can help you.

If books are not available in the Mount library, you may borrow from OhioLINK. Using OhioLINK, currently enrolled College of Mount St. Joseph students, faculty and staff can find and borrow items held in college and university libraries throughout the state of Ohio. The books are delivered to the Mount, and usually arrive within 3-4 days. Books that are not available through OhioLINK may be ordered through Interlibrary Loan. The delivery time is longer with ILL, but books usually arrive within 10 days.

You may also want to use the resources available at local public and academic libraries. The Mount library homepage has links to their websites and catalogs on the Search Local Libraries page.

Some examples of books available in the Mount library:

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Understanding life - Alfred Adler
Call Number: 2nd FLOOR 150.1953 A237u 1998

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Psychological science : modeling scientific literacy
Call Number: 2nd FLOOR 150 K91 2012


Find Psychology Reference Materials

Reference materials like dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and directories help you find background information, definitions, and quick facts.

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Encyclopedia of Psychology
Call Number: REFERENCE (1ST FL) R150.3 E56a 1994 1-4

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Encyclopedia of human behavior
Call Number: REFERENCE (1ST FL) R150.3 R165 1994 1-4

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Encyclopedia of Human Emotions
Call Number: REFERENCE (1ST FL) R152.4 E56 1999 1-2

Survey of Social Science, Psychology Series
Call Number: REFERENCE (1ST FL) R150.3 S963 1993 1-6



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