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RESOURCES IN PSYCHOLOGY

STARTING POINTS

Psychology Collection  Gale Psychology Collection
Britannica Library
Brtannica Library can be a great source for overview information. For example, there is a great article describing the various categories of mental illness
 APA  APA Psychology Topics

Once you've decided which illness(es) you are researching, search library databases for that illness. Add words like "symptoms," "diagnosis" and "treatment" to narrow your results.


ARTICLE DATABASES:

Health Reference Center Academic Health & Wellness Resource Center
Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Science in Context

BOOKS:

Search the Library Catalog

Relevant title in the library collection:
DSM V
The DSM V is the definitive manual used by both practicing psychiatrists and researchers to diagnose mental disorders. Print version available in the library. Call #: 616.89

WEB SITES

The American Psychological Association is the professional organization which sets the standards for the field, as laid out in the DSM V.