Psychology: Background Info

Library resources for research and study in Psychology

Reference works can help you:

  • find overviews or introductions to a subject
  • identify possible directions for a topic you're exploring
  • put a narrow topic into context
  • identify facts, names, dates, etc.

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Sample search for motivation limited to document type encyclopedia entry:

PsycBOOKS search for motivation limited to encyclopedia entries

Related research guide:

Try this approach with subject terms like neuroscience or personality.

Using Advanced Search in OneSearch:

  • select UHCL Books and Media
  • enter desired subject terms (e.g., chemistry OR biochemistry) in the first text entry box
  • enter encyclopedia OR dictionary in the next
  • click Search

Shows sample search as described above

You may wish to change Sort by from Relevance to Date-newest in your results as shown below.

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Sample Titles

DSM-V (support site from American Psychiatric Association)

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