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Essential Reference Book

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®) - American Psychiatric Association Staff
Call Number: Reference: RC455.2 .C4 D54 2013
ISBN: 9780890425541
Publication Date: 2013-05-22
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.


Videos on Psychology

Videos are located on the 2nd floor near the Research Assistance Desk.


Featured Books in Psychology

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SPSS for Psychologists - Nicola Brace; Richard Kemp; Rosemary Snelgar
Call Number: BF39 .B73 2012
ISBN: 9781848726000
Publication Date: 2012-07-23

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An Introduction to the Psychology of Paranormal Belief and Experience - Tony Jinks
Call Number: BF1031 .J56 2012
ISBN: 9780786465446
Publication Date: 2011-10-19
This study offers a balanced and accessible analysis of various explanations for the paranormal. It clarifies the relationship between the field of psychology and the supernatural.

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Psychology Research Guide


Welcome to the Woodward Library Research Guide for Psychology.  Here you will find links to databases with journal articles, a database with reviews of psychology tests, and online videos in the areas of psychology and counseling.  

Please contact me using the information at the right if you have questions concerning any of the resources provided in this guide.  If you have ideas about resources to add to this guide, please use the feedback form at the bottom of this page.


  • Books provide a thorough treatment of a subject, historical perspectives, and classic psychology literature.
  • Journal articles contain more in-depth research and current research in psychology. 
  • Browse in the Reference Collection and General Book Collection for call numbers starting with BF or RC.

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Reviews of Psychology Research

Annual Reviews
An Annual Review article is a gateway to essential research. It critically examines and qualifies the wide array of primary research material (books, articles, and other sources) relevant to a particular area of research and evaluates each important idea.


"This is Psychology" (APA Video series)

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Essential Book for Undergraduates

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The Insider's Guide to the Psychology Major - Amira Rezec Wegenek; William Buskist
Call Number: BF80.7 .U6 W44 2010
ISBN: 9781433808159
Publication Date: 2010
Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors. To gain an edge and get ahead, current and prospective psychology majors need access to insider knowledge.


Graduate Study

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Graduate Study in Psychology - American Psychological Association
Call Number: BF77 .G73 2010
ISBN: 9781433810671
Publication Date: 2010
Graduate Study in Psychology is the best source of information related to graduate programs in psychology and provides information related to approximately 600 graduate programs in psychology in the U.S. and Canada.

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