Psychology Research Guide
Find articles on psychology
PsycINFO - psychology journals and various other types of psychology-related sources
PsycArticles - full-text articles from 66 psychology journals
ERIC - education journals and various other types of education-related sources
Social Sciences Index - journals for various disciplines in the social sciences
Sociological Abstracts - sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences
Others to consider:
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)- collection of scholarly journals, news and trade publications for a variety of disciplines
Academic Onefile - collection of scholarly journals, news and trade publications for a variety of disciplines
Browse selected electronic journals
For more journals on psychology and psychiatry, search our Journals List.
OneSearch - Articles
Books in the CSUMB Library
OneSearch lists books and videos in CSUMB Library's collection.
Check here for a quick list of books on:
Want to create your own links to books in our catalog? Here's how
Books at other libraries
CSU OneSearch to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.
MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region
Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California
WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world
CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use CSU+ Resource Sharing (a service integrated into OneSearch) for ordering books and media held at other CSUs and the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the MOBAC regional catalogs, Melvyl, or WorldCat.
Associations and organizations
APA's Division 7: Developmental Psychology
APA's Division 8: Society for Personality and Social Psychology
APA's Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity & Race
All 56 APA Divisions (with over 80 topic areas)
CSU Social Science Research & Instructional Center (also direct link to Cornell Roper Center)
Locating tests and measures by topic
There are many tests available depending on what you want to find out about a person or people.
For example, if you are looking for a diagnostic test to see if someone is depressed, there are a large number of instruments from which to choose. Some of these are the Multiscore Depression Inventory for Adolescents and Adults(MDI), the Multiscore Depression Inventory for Children (MDI-C), the North American Depression Inventories (NADI), the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), etc.
The following books in our reference collection provide information about various tests and measures:
Mental Measurements Yearbook. Ref BF176.46 (multiple volumes)
Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business. Ref BF176.T43
Test Critiques. Ref BF176.T418 (multiple volumes)
Searching PsycInfo for tests
On the Advanced Search screen in PsycInfo is a field that allows for searching for tests & measures by keyword(s).
In the detailed result for a record (below the abstract) are a number of fields. One of these is the Test & Measure field, where all tests/measures/instruments used are listed.
Finding test critiques
Because there are so many tests to choose from, it is important that you be able to read reviews. The books below are a part of our collection:
Mental Measurements Yearbook. Ref BF176.46 (multiple volumes)Test Critiques. Ref BF176.T418 (multiple volumes)
PsycInfo - for articles, try some of these keywords in combination with test names: statistical, measure, interpretation, reliability, validity.
Finding actual measurements
Tests themselves are often not available on the web for a number of reasons.
Reliability - If many people have access to the tests and see the questions, the test may become less reliable for clinicians over time.
Copyright - The test itself is the intellectual property of the test creator and/or publisher.
Credentials - Often "legitimate" tests need to be given by clinicians or professionals credentialed in giving a test. Also, if you give a test as a part of your education, you need to seek permission to perform any type of human subjects research.
The quickest way to find out where to purchase is by looking in one of our reference books called Tests in Print (Ref BF176.B96) or by searching the web for the publisher website.