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Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences (ID 5015)

This guide serves as a gateway to library research for students focusing on research methods in the Behavioral Sciences, with a focus on research in the disciplines relating to Psychology and Education.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

APA Dictionary of Psychology

Electronic Resource

Concise Encyclopedia of Pain Psychology

Main Collection

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

DSM-V Online (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition; American Psychiatric Association)

"This is the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-V."

Dictionary of Multicultural Psychology

Nancy Thompson Library Annex

Dictionary of Psychology

Electronic Resource

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Encyclopedia of Evaluation

Electronic Resource

Encyclopedia of Human Development

Electronic Resource
Volumes 1-3

Encyclopedia of Psychology

Electronic Resource

Encyclopedia of Psychology

Main Collection

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

Main Collection

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Handbook of Cognition

Electronic Resource

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Electronic Resource

Handbook of Psychology

Volumes 1-12
Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference

Reference Collection (Second Floor)
4 Volumes

Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Recommended Online Reference Databases

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Multimedia Databases

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Recommended Statistics Databases

The following databases provide access to statistics and other kinds of data.

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Recommended Tests and Measures Databases

The following databases provide information that will help you identify psychological tests and measuring instruments.

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