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Psychology Research Guide

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

Citation Styles in the Sciences

  • APA (American Psychological Association)
    used in the sciences & social sciences · in print · online

  • ACS (American Chemical Society)
    used in chemistry · in print · online

  • AMA (American Medical Association)
    used in the life sciences · online

  • Citing Medicine, 2nd edition
    The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers - online

  • Scientific Style and Format, 8th edition. The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers 
    used in biological and other sciences · in print · online

  • GSA (Geological Society of America)
    used in the geosciences · online

APA Format


The official and ultimate resource on APA Style. Our goal is to help you think and write like a seasoned professional. Consult our digital library of APA Style quick guides and tutorials to refine your writing. Learn how to plan sound research with our research tools, and build a reference library with customized APA Style reference templates. Translate your research into concise, powerful articles that are formatted for style. When your work is ready, use our browse and search features to identify the best journals for publication.

Reference Management Software

Reference Management Software (also called citation management or bibliographic management software)  interface directly with library databases (and many websites) and allow scholars to collect and organize their citations and pdfs. These tools also interface with word processing software to allow users to seamlessly insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and automatically generate a properly formatted bibliography.

Most Princeton scholars use one or more of these tools, which are supported by the library:

The Library has created library guides to help you get the most out of reference management software: 

Journal Citation Reports & Impact Factor

Journal Citation Reports® offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Available in Science and Social Sciences editions.

Psychology Librarian

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Meghan Testerman
Treehouse (Reading Room), Room 226
Peter B. Lewis Library