Psychology 238: Conceptions and facts about disordered behavior, including psychoses, neuroses, and other patterns of psychological disturbance.
1. Introduction to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign library system.
2. Introduction to the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) - its services and resources.
3. Identify sources of psychology research and evidence, including reference sources and article databases.
3. Understand how to structure an article database search, including search tips (truncation and thesaurus) and Discover Full-Text.
4. Practice searches in PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES - the key psychology databases.
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SSHEL is located on the east side of the first floor of the Main Library (Room 100 and 101), and includes circulation services, books, journals, reference material, quiet study areas, collaboration rooms, computer terminals, printers/copiers/scanners, and friendly librarians and staff. For more information about SSHEL, see our About Us page.
***Need research assistance? Contact SSHEL via email (email@example.com), phone (217-244-1864), IM (askillinois), or in person (SSHEL North - Room 100 and SSHEL South - Room 101, Main Library - SSHEL Hours)!***
Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories. These are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.
Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders : a step-by-step treatment manual. 2008.
Includes guidelines for treating frequently encountered adult disorders. Contributors are leading clinical researchers who present essential background knowledge on each problem, describe the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective approaches, and detail the nuts and bolts of evidence-based assessment and intervention, including vivid clinical illustrations.
Q.150.3 En1933 2010
The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 4th ed. 2010.
This is the 4th edition of this important resource. The new edition features over 1,500 entries; complete coverage of DSM disorders; and a bibliography of over 10,000 citations. New topics covered in the encyclopedia include “Happiness,” “Postpartum Depression,” “Bisexuality,” “ Art Therapy,” “Recovered Memories,” “Premenstrual Syndrome,” and “Attribution Theory.” Volume 4 contains thumbnail biographical sketches on 543 important contributors to psychology. Volume 4 also includes an author and subject index.
RC455.2.C4 D536 2013 and Online
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5. 5th ed. 2013.
This comprehensive manual defines and classifies mental disorders and enumerates the criteria by which diagnoses are determined. This most recent edition eschews the 5-axial system of past versions and offers readers greater orientation to its contents. Organized according to a lifespan approach, this volume first considers disorders diagnosed in childhood before moving into those whose onset occurs during adolescence and adulthood with consideration for symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories. Contains the latest findings in subfields such as neuroimaging and genetics, and streamlines criteria for diagnosis in keeping with current clinical practice.
616.852203 D659e 2008
The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties. 3rd ed. 2008.
This single volume work provides a brief look at the phobic and anxious reactions experienced by humans. Beginning with a historical overview of phobias then moving into alphabetically arranged entries, this book identifies concerns ranging from “abandonment, fear of” to “zoophobia.” A resources section directs readers to various organizations that assist with or focus on phobic and anxious behaviors, while a bibliography provides suggested further reading. An index allows for easy reference.
Handbook of Psychology. 2012.
This online guide provides psychology graduate students and professionals with a comprehensive overview of current psychological knowledge and anticipated advances in the field. Over 12 volumes, this handbook addresses: the history of psychology (vol. 1); research methods (vol. 2); content of knowledge in five areas of study (vols. 3-7); and application of knowledge in professional practice (vols. 8-12).
Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders. 2009. SSHEL Reference Circulating
Discusses each of the main anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.), examining diagnostic criteria, prevalence rates, comorbidity, as well as clinical issues.
Peer-reviewed articles are publications reviewed by "expert readers" or referees prior to the publication of the material. After reading and evaluating the material, the referee informs the publisher if the document should be published or if any changes should be made prior to publication. Peer-reviewed materials are also referred to as refereed. Peer-reviewed material is significant to the research and the literature of most academic fields because they assure readers that the information conveyed is reliable and timely.
Many article databases now allow you to limit your search to display only peer-reviewed (refereed) results. Use this option to eliminate guesswork and rest assured that your results are all from peer-reviewed sources.
Note: beware the "scholarly" label...as we've seen, a source can be "scholarly" but not necessarily peer-reviewed. Look for "peer-reviewed" or "refereed" to be sure.
Scholarly journal articles are one of the primary means of communicating research ideas. They are an important component of academic research and give you some insight into ongoing debates and scholarly conversations about your topic. You can find articles through database searches.
Finding articles is a two-step process:
Library catalogs are used for two purposes. First, if you know exactly what you are looking for, for example you know the exact title or an author's name. This works for book titles and journal titles. Second, you can use library catalogs to discover material that might be helpful to you by doing subject and keyword searching.
Location - in which library the item is kept (or libraries, if we have multiple copies)
Call Number - this number is essential for finding the item on the shelf
Status - is it available for you to check out?
029 Am4p 2010
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. 2010.
What are Annotated Bibliographies? (from the Library's LEARN site)
Annotate Your Bibliography (from the Undergraduate Library)
Literature Review Demystified (University of Illinois)
BThis guide provides an overview of the literature review and its place in a research project, thesis, or dissertation, and demonstrate some strategies and resources for finding the information you need using the U of I Library.
University of California Santa Cruz
Brief overview of a literature review, includes a list of stages for writing a lit review. From the University Library.
Language Center, Asian Institute of Technology
Detailed explanation about what a literature review is and how to write one.
University of North Carolina
Detailed information about writing a literature review. From the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Center.
***For more style and writing guides, see SSHEL's Guide to Style and Writing Guides.***
A great tool for writing papers, RefWorks helps you export bibliographic records from databases, change the citation styles as needed, and import the citation directly into a Word document so you can create bibliographies on the fly.
Use the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library's Ask-A-Librarian service to contact a librarian via Instant Messenger/chat, email, phone, or in person.
Contact a librarian to request an appointment for an in-depth Research Consultation.