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.
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:
Find Psychology Reference Materials
Reference materials like dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and directories help you find background information, definitions, and quick facts.
Find General Psychology Sites:
Psychology Certification & Licensure Sites:
Psychology Societies & Associations:
Psychology Specializations Sites:
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Sites:
Psychology Research Sites:
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Author of this Guide
Julie Flanders, MSW, MLS
Head of Technical Services