Library and Information Resources Network
Especially the following publications:
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
- Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society
- The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child
- Psychological Medicine
- Psychological Research
- Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling
- Psychology & Psychiatry Journal
- Psychology Today
Business, computer science, criminal justice, general academic, health and wellness, law, literature, newsletters, newspapers, opposing viewpoints, and reference with student resource center, Gale Virtual Reference Library and the InfoTrac OneFile.
Selected periodicals, reference books, maps, pictures, and newspapers from around the world, along with transcripts of news and public affairs broadcasts.
APA Style Guides
Other Library Guides (APA)
- CQ Researcher
This weekly publication gives background information on current and controversial issues. Includes pro and con arguments, bibliography, contacts, chronology and future outlook.
online psychology resources
Social Psychology Network
extensive list of links related to social psychology
This site describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about child development.
Psychological Research on the Net
Provides links to psychological research experiments available online.
National Institute of Mental Health
“The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.” – from NIMH.gov
Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition
Run by IU Bloomington, “The Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition is an interdisciplinary center for research in cognitive science….” – from http://www.cogsci.indiana.edu/
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
The CNBC researches “cognitive and neural mechanisms that give rise to biological intelligence and behavior. Research topics include affective, cognitive, linguistic, perceptual, motor and social systems in both normal and disordered populations, as well as computational neuroscience.” – from http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/
Finding Aids/Instruments on the Web
Child Care & Early Education–Instruments & Measures
Research Connections indexes a variety of data collection instruments and measures relevant to child care and early education research. Instruments are from both qualitative and quantitative studies.
Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools (CART)
A database that provides information on instruments that measure attributes associated with youth development programs. CART includes descriptions of research instruments, tools, rubrics, and guides and is intended to assist those who have an interest in studying the effectiveness of service-learning, safe and drug-free schools and communities, and other school-based youth development activities. Allows users to locate research tools that address an area of focus.
The Wizard will identify appropriate instruments, show you the instruments’ items, and allow you to export the instruments to a word processing file. You can also learn about the instruments’ detailed properties such as psychometrics and scoring information and how to contact the developer or copyright holder.
More than 13,500 Scales, Tools, Assessments, Scoring Systems, and other Algorithms intended for Medical Education and for Biomedical Research
Online Evaluation Resource Directory (OERD)
OERL’s resources include instruments, plans, and reports (the tabs across the top of this page) from evaluations that have proven to be sound and representative of current evaluation practices.
Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences
A service of Helen Hough at the University of Texas, this is an index to compilations of tests available in many libraries. The site was designed as a service to locate tests, measures, instruments, etc. when there is a known title or author and a copy of the test is desired. Each record contains (as noted in the source volume): Test title, test acronym, copyright or publication date(s), author(s), source citation, page or accession number. If the test of interest is not listed: 1) the tool may
Key Terms for Searching for Tests
- Educational Measurement (The assessment of academic or educational achievement. It includes all aspects of testing and test construction).
- Personality Assessment (The determination and evaluation of personality attributes by interviews, observations, tests, or scales. Articles concerning personality measurement are considered to be within the scope of the term).
- Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures (Methods, procedures and tests performed to diagnose disease, disordered function, or disability).
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) publishes evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access.
- CDC Wonder
A part of the Centers for Disease Control,this site provides links to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data. Topics include chronic diseases, communicable diseases, environmental health, health practice and prevention, injury prevention, and occupational health.
- Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the federal agency that is responsible for developing and applying disease prevention and control, and preparing health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
- National Center for Health Statistics
“The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.” – from CDC.gov
- National Center for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders.
- National Institute of Mental Health
The NIMH is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. This site includes statistics and information on specific mental health topics, as well as information on research funding and clinical trials.
- National Mental Health Information Center (SAMHSA)
The SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN) includes the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) and the National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC) . SHIN connects the behavioral health workforce and the general public to the latest information on the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
- Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program
SEER is a program of the National Cancer Institute. Statistics available from this site include tables, graphs and maps of cancer incidence, mortality, prevalence, and the probability of developing or dying from cancer.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The US Department of Health and Human Services collects and publishes data related to health, disability, human services, and science.