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Guide to Resources in Psychology


This Research Guide is an introduction to SVC Library resources that can help you do well in your psychology class. 

Here you will find:

  • databases the library has and how to use them effectively
  • links to valuable web sites
  • library materials

Contact a librarian when you need assistance:

  • Mount Vernon: 360.416.7847 or
  • Whidbey Island Campus: 360.675.5321 or

Assistance is available 24/7 - just click on ASK A LIBRARIAN at the library web page and follow the directions.

Some of the Best Sources of Information

The following are some of the best sources of information in this research guide.  They are listed here but also presented in tabs above by category with instructions on how to use them effectively.

  •  Credo Reference: Academic Wikipedia, a good first place to go for definitions of basic psychological disorders
  • Academic Search Premier and ProQuest Direct: Databases that will find articles in magazines, journals and newspapers.  Both have articles you can read in pyschology journals or online. 
  • Science Direct:  scholarly journal database with some psychology journals included
  • The Personality Project is a website from Northwestern University and has a lot of links to good, reliable psychology information. 
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