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Library Guide
No. 9.7




This guide provides a selection of the major sources of information located in the Reference Collection of the Dana Porter Library. Other sources relevant to your topic may be located through TRELLIS, the online catalogue. Researchers are encouraged to inquire at the Information Desk for further assistance.


Corsini, Raymond J. Dictionary of Psychology.
Ref BF31.C72 1999 Porter.

Dictionary of Biological Psychology.
Ref QP360.D52 2001 Porter.

Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy.
Ref RC488.5.S27 1993 Porter.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology.
Ref BF31.E555 1983 Porter.

Includes concepts central to the field as well as those from the 'fringe' psychologies.
Bibliographies are included

Idyll Arbor's Therapy Dictionary.
Ref RM930.B87 2001 Porter.

Lexicon of Psychiatric and Mental Health Terms.
Ref RC437.L49 1994 Porter.

Reber, Arthur S. The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology.
Ref BF31.R42x 1995 Porter.

Covers psychology and psychiatry. Also includes terms from other disciplines.

Roeckelein, Jon E. Dictionary of Theories, Laws, and Concepts in Psychology.
Ref BF31.R625 1998 Porter.

Stedman's Psychiatry Words.
Ref RC437.S753 1992 Porter.

Stratton, Peter. A Student's Dictionary of Psychology.
Ref BF31.S72x 1999 Porter.

Stuart-Hamilton, Ian. Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology.
Ref BF201.S78 1996 Porter.

Stuart-Hamilton, Ian. Dictionary of Developmental Psychology.
Ref BF712.7.S78 1996 Porter.

Stuart-Hamilton, Ian. Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment.
Ref BF176.S78 1996 Porter.

Sutherland, Stuart. MacMillan Dictionary of Psychology.
Ref BF21.S94x 1989 Porter.

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Companion Encyclopedia of Psychology.
Ref BF31.C66 1994 Porter.

Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology.
Ref BF31.E553 1996 Porter.

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science.
Ref BF31.E52 2001 Porter.

Doctor, Ronald M. (Ronald Manual). Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties.
Ref RC535.D63 2000 Porter.

Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, 1937.
Ref H41.E6 Porter.

The first comprehensive encyclopedia of the social sciences. International in scope but shows some western slant. Approximately 50 percent of the entries are biographical. Index is in volume 15.

Encyclopedia of Adult Development.
Ref BF724.5.E53 1993 Porter.

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, 2003
Ref BF311 .E53x Porter.

Encyclopedia of Creativity.
Ref BF408.E53x 1999 Porter.

Encyclopedia of Human Behavior.
Ref BF31.E5 1994 Porter.

Encyclopedia of Mental Health.
Ref RA790.E57x 1998 Porter.

Encyclopedia of Psychology. (Kazdin)
Ref BF31.E54x 2000 Porter.

8 volume set.

Encyclopedia of Stress.
Ref BF575.S75E53x 2000 Porter.

International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis & Neurology.
Ref BF31.I57x 1977 Porter.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Ref H41.I58 2001 Porter.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.
Ref H41.I5 1968 Porter.

Supplements and updates the Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences. Stresses the analytical and comparative aspect of a topic. Index is in volume 17, and biographical supplement in volume 18.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Science.
Available via the web at

Kahn, Ada P. Encyclopedia of Mental Health.
Ref RC437.K34 1993 Porter.

MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences.
Ref BF311.M556 1999 Porter.

Noll, Richard. Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders.
Ref BF371.N55 1994 Porter.

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American Psychological Association. Graduate Study in Psychology.
Library keeps latest edition only.
Ref BF80.7.A1A5x Porter.

Baxter, Pam M. Psychology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources.
Ref BF121.B368x 1993 Porter.

Canadian Psychological Association. Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists.
Ref BF76.4.C36x 1991 Porter.

Classification of Child and Adolescent Mental Diagnoses in Primary Care.
Ref RJ500.5.C53 1996 Porter.

Clinical Psychology Handbook.
Ref RC467.2.C55 1991 Porter.

Cooke, Alison. Guide to Finding Quality Information on the Internet: Selection and Evaluation Strategies.
Ref ZA4226.C66x 2001 Porter Controlled Access.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR tm.
Ref RC455.2.C4D536 2000 Porter.

Goldstein, Gerald. Handbook of Psychological Assessment.
Ref BF39.H2645 2000 Porter.

Handbook of applied developmental science : promoting positive child, adolescent, and family development through research, policies, and programs
Ref. HQ767.9 .H346 2003 Porter.

Gorman, Jack M. Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs.
Ref RM315.G67 1997 Porter.

Groth-Marnat, Gary. Handbook of Psychological Assessment.
Ref BF176.G76 1997 Porter.

Handbook of Child Psychology.
Ref BF721.H242 1998 Porter.

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge.
Ref HD58.82.H36 2001 Porter.

Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.
Ref RC467.7.I57 2000/2001 Porter.

Keen, Ernest. A History of Ideas in American Psychology.
Ref BF105.K45 2001 Porter.

Keith-Spiegel, Patricia. Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission: Psychology, Counseling, and Related Professions.
Ref BF77.K35 2000 Porter.

Maxmen, Jerrold S. Psychotropic Drugs: Fast Facts.
Ref RM315.M355 2000 Porter. [on order]

Northey, Margot. Making sense : a student's guide to research and writing.
BF76.7 .N67x 2002

Palmer, Edward L. Barron's GRE Psychology: Graduate Record Examination in Psychology.
Ref BF78.P34 1997 Porter Reserves.

Reed, Jeffrey G. Library Use: A Handbook for Psychology.
Ref BF76.8.R43 1992 Porter.

Sokal, Michael M., and Patrice A. Rafail. A Guide to Manuscript Collections in the History of Psychology and Related Areas.
Ref BF81.S58 1982 Porter.

Includes more than five hundred entries on individual manuscript collections. It has two main sections. Section one covers individual manuscript collections. Section two lists the most important repositories of manuscript material.

Sternberg, Robert J. The Psychologist's Companion: A Guide to Scientific Writing for Students and Researchers.
Ref BF76.8.S73 1987 Porter.
BF76.8.S73 1987 Porter.

A very useful guide for writing research papers. Chapter 6 contains a summary of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Chapter 7 gives guidelines for presentation of statistical data.

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American Psychological Association. Directory of the American Psychological Association.
Library keeps latest edition only.
Ref BF11.A67 Porter.

American Psychological Association. APA Membership Register.
Library keeps latest edition only.
Ref BF11.A672x Porter.

College of Psychologists of Ontario. Directory of Members.
Library keeps latest edition only.
Ref BF30.C64x Porter.

Ontario Psychological Association. Membership Directory.
Library keeps latest edition only.
Ref BF11.O57x Porter.

Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource.
Library has: 2000.
UW Library Network. Available at CD workstations in all libraries.

A publication of the International Union of Psychological Science, this CD-ROM contains several databases, including Worldwide Directory of Psychology Departments and the Directory of International Psychology Organizations.

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Biographical Sources

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology.
Ref BF109.A1 B56 Porter.

Zusne, Leonard. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology.
Ref BF109.A1Z85 1984 Porter.

Useful source for the history of psychology. Each biography explains the specific contribution made by the subject to the development of psychology. At the end of each statement, references are provided to the best, most extensive, and readily available biographies and autobiographies.

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Psychological Tests and Measurements

Angus, Bill. Testing Materials Resource Book.
Ref BF176.A545x 1998 Porter.
Electronic edition at

Buros Desk Reference: Psychological Assessment in the Schools.
Ref BF722.B87x 1994 Porter.

Choca, James, 1945- . Interpretive Guide to the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory.
Ref RC473.M47C48 1997 Porter.

Commissioned Reviews of 250 Psychological Tests.
Ref BF176.C65 2000 Porter.

Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques.
Ref BF176.5.D53 1988 Porter.

A quick reference guide for researchers and clinicians to behavioural assessment tools.

Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures.
Library has: 1974 to present .
Ref BF431.D56x Porter.

Finn, Stephen Edward . Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention.
Ref BF698.8.M5F56 1996 Porter.

Mental Measurements Yearbook.
Library has : 1985 (9th) onwards.
Web database available via .

The most useful tool for information about psychological tests, it includes reviews of all
English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas.

Electronic equivalent of Mental Measurements Yearbook (Ref BF431.M549. 1940 (2nd)-1992 (11th), 1998 (13th)).

Spreen, Otfried. Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests.
Ref RC386.6.N48S67 1998 Porter.

Test Critiques.
Ref BF176.T419 1984 Porter.

An important source for reviews and references. Extremely well indexed. Library has volumes 1-10.

Testing in Counseling Practice.
Ref BF176.T425 1990 Porter.

Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business.
Ref BF176.T43 1997 Porter.

Tests in Print.
Library has: 1974-1999.
Ref BF431.T395x Porter.

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Modified by:

Mark Aaron Polger (2005/08)


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