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Databases and Journal Indexes
Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.
A growing collection of over 100,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser without downloading or installing anything to your computer. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free). Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to iOS and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide or the Download Guide.
EBSCO eBook Collection
A collection of over 21,000 electronic books available in full text online. These titles may be searched in the library's catalog or directly in the EBSCO database. Formerly known as NetLibrary, titles in this collection cover all subject areas.
e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection: Expanded
Provides online access to journal titles published by Duke University Press. Subjects include the Humanities and Social Sciences. The number of titles in the collection is expected to grow from year to year. All of the journals are also accessible by title through the library's Journals by Title webpage.
ERIC (FREE database from the U.S. Dept. of Education)
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC documents published before 2004 may be available on microfiche in the CSU Library. Contact the Reference Librarians for assistance.
This subscription service from EBSCOhost provides access to education literature and resources included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 100,000 full-text documents from ERIC. ERIC documents published before 2004 may be available on microfiche in the CSU Library. Contact the Reference Librarians on the first floor.
ETS TestLink (Educational Testing Services) FREE
Collected from the early 1900s to the present the Test Collection at ETS is a library of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)
The electronic books included in this collection are provided by the CSU Library and are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. See also the GVRL ebooks provided by DISCUS.
General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.
General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health and medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more. Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984.
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.
An archive of scholarly journals that offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.
An authoritative database continaing peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.
Mental Measurements Yearbook (EBSCOHost)
Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. It contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.
New York Times
Selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present is available in several of the library's databases, with complete digital coverage from 2008 to three months ago available in ProQuest Digital Microfilm. In addition, the library keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Newstand (Gale InfoTrac)
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Oxford Reference Online Premium
Combines language and subject reference works together to form a large reference library. It contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
This resource provides cover-to-cover full image access to the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print or viewing it on microfilm. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. In addition, the library provides access to selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present in several other databases, keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOHost)
Searches nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. It covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database includes more than 45,000 articles from 57 journals - 46 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal.
Contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in more than 25 languages.
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), PsycTESTS serves as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. International in scope, PsycTESTS® also provides access to an increasing number of tests that are available in languages other than English. PsycTESTS is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage spans more than a century.
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.
SAGE Journals Online
SAGE Journals Online (SAGE Premier) is a collection of over 560 full-text journals in over 50 disciplines including business, communication, criminology, education, humanities, industrial relations, labor, medicine, political science, psychology, social science, science, technology, urban studies, and more. Includes research journals published on behalf of more than 245 scholarly and professional societies.
Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences. Includes full text articles from 215 journals dating as far back as 1995, and indexing and abstracts of over 625 periodicals dating as far back as 1983, nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed. Covers the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. Subject coverage includes addiction studies, anthropology, community health and medical care, communications, economics, environmental studies, ethics, family studies, gender studies, geography, international relations, law, mass media, minority studies, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public welfare, social work, urban studies and much more.
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCOHost)
A sociological research database that features more than 1,660,000 records with contains full text for 344 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 129 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for more than 700 books and monographs, and full text for 6,800 conference papers.
An online collection of science, technology, and mathematics (STM) books, journals, and reference works from Springer-Verlag. Subject areas covered include Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing.
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.
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Annual Review of Psychology (Ref. BF/30/.A56)
Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (Ref. BF 109 .A1 Z85 1984)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders : DSM-5 (Ref. RC 455.2.C4 D54 2013)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV (Ref. RC 455.2.C4 D54 2000)
Dictionary of Psychology (Ref. BF 31 .C72 1999)
Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science (Ref. HQ 767.84 .E52 2005)
Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology (Ref. BF 109 .A1 S49 2004)
Handbook of Psychology (Ref. BF 121 .H1955 2003 v. 11)
Oxford Companion to the Mind (Ref. BF 31 .O94 2004)
Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms (Ref. BF 1 .P65 Thes. 2005)
Encyclopedia of Mental Health (Ref RC 436 .E52 1998 v. 1-3)
Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (Ref. BF 31 .E52 2001 v. 1-4)
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Ref. BF 31 .E5 1994 v. 1-4)
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Ref. BF 31 .E5 1994 v. 1-4)
Encyclopedia of Psychology (Ref. BF 31 .E55 2000 v. 1-8)
Test and Measurements
Buros. Mental Measurements Yearbook. (Ref. Z/5814/.P8/B932)
Buros. Tests in Print. (Ref. Z/5814/.B9/B8)
Buros. Tests in Print II. (Ref. Z/5814/.E9/B82)
Buros. Tests in Print III. (Ref. Z/5814/.E9/T47/1983)
Buros. Tests in Print IV. (Ref. Z/5814/.E9/T47/1994)
Educational and Psychological Measurement. (Periodical - updates Buros volumes)
Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes. (Ref.BF/698.4/.M38/1990)
MMPI Handbook. (Ref. RC/473/.M5/D34/V.1-2)
Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business. (Ref. BF/176/.T43/yr.)
Tests in Microfiche (Ref. microfiche cabinets)
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American Psychological Association (APA)
Includes a link to student information relating to such topics as undergraduate and graduate school, scholarships and awards in psychology, the code of ethics, and more; a good place to start for those interested in the field of psychology
APA's Finding Information About Psychological Tests FAQ
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements Test Reviews Online
Classics in the History of Psychology
Full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters. The site also contains links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites
DSM 5 Supplemental Resources Includes links to articles in Psychiatric News, fact sheets, DSM-5 Table of Contents, online assessment measures, insurance implications of DSM-5, and videos that explain the new organization and features of the DSM-5 and the diagnostic differences between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5.
Dr. John Grohl's Psych Central
Provides access to newsgroups, mailing lists, book reviews, articles, and more relating to the mental health field
ETS Test Collection
Internet Mental Health
Serves as a comprehensive gateway to information relating to mental illness, providing links to diagnosis, medications, and 52 of the most common mental disorders; Index to additional Internet links is a useful tool for finding information by topic
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMA)
Contains links to research activities, including mental disorders, suicide, and basic and clinical neuroscience research; links to news, grants, and contracts are also included
Devoted exclusively to the subject of Human Neuropsychology, this web site serves as a comprehensive Internet directory to resources in the field
A guide those interested in personality theory and research to the current personality research literature
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The following journals are available online:
Alcohol Research & Health
Harvard Mental Health Letter (Harvard Medical School)
Select articles posted on a continual basis
PSYCHE: an interdisciplinary journal of research on consciousness (Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness)
A refereed electronic journal
Psychiatric News (American Psychiatric Association)
Published on the first and third Fridays of each month
Psychiatric Times (CME, Inc.)
Monthly online resource in the field of psychiatry featuring articles, clinical news, special reports, and career opportunities
Psycoloquy (American Psychological Association)
A refereed international, interdisciplinary electronic journal
An electronic publication written by mental health professionals for the discussion of general psychology as applied to our everyday lives
Yahoo! Directory of Psychology Journals
Find a list of e-journals in psychology available at CSU
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Journals and Magazines
The following journals are available in the CSU library:
ABS American Behavioral Scientist Administration & Policy in Mental Health
American journal of mental deficiency
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
American Journal of Psychiatry
American Journal of Psychology
American journal of psychotherapy
American Journal on Mental Retardation
Archives of psychiatric nursing
British Journal of Educational Psychology
Character and personality
Educational and Psychological Measurement
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Journal of abnormal and social psychology
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Journal of applied behavior analysis
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of Biological Psychology
Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines
Journal of Comparative And Physiological Psychology
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Journal of Counseling & Development
Journal of Counseling Psychology
Journal of Educational Psychology
Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Behavior Processes
Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception & Performance
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Journal of Family Issues
Journal of General Psychology
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Journal of Marriage and Family
Journal of Music Therapy
Journal of occupational and organizational psychology
Journal of occupational psychology
Journal of Parapsychology
Journal of Personality
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal of Psychology
Journal of Psychology & Theology
Journal of Research in Personality
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Merrill Palmer Quarterly
Psychology in the Schools
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Social Psychology Quarterly
Transactional Analysis Journal
Worm runners digest
YC Young Children
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