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Psychology Research Guide

This research guide will assist you with finding scholarly resources in the field of psychology.

Why Use Reference Materials?

You can use reference materials (such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks) to find: 

  • a quick, reliable overview of your topic
  • background information
  • references for your topic
  • specialized vocabulary or keywords for searching
  • information on theories or theorists
  • suggestions for further research

Selected Reference Materials

APA Handbooks in Psychology

APA Handbooks in Psychology are reference books that provide a one-stop shop for both overviews and in-depth analyses of a variety of sub-fields within psychology. 

Click here to access a complete list of APA Handbooks in Psychology at Princeton University

Selected Reference Collections

General Reference Collections