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Information resources for students working on topics in psychology

Getting Started

Dictionaries, handbooks, and encyclopedias are a good starting place for psychology research, especially if you're not sure where to begin or overwhelmed by the choices. These resources can provide a scholarly summary of a particular subtopic in psychology; the terminology, names, and important works in that area (it's basically the academic version of browsing Wikipedia). By choosing a topic from one of these resources, you can be sure there is a sufficient pool of research to draw from for your project.

If you're unsure of where to begin, try searching for topics that interest you in the APA Dictionary of Psychology (below).

Handbooks by Topic

DSM-5 Resources

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