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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

Academic Writer

Academic Writer is a tool for writing papers in APA Style. It contains an in-site word processor with pre-populated templates and a powerful citation tool for generating references in APA format. An account (free) is required to save your work.

Access to Academic Writer is provided by the Princeton University Library.

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.