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Psychology Resources at the UTM Library

Key Psychology Databases

There are two ways of accessing PsycINFO: through the ProQuest platform (a more intuitive access point with full Boolean searching), and through the OVID platform. Both pathways give access to the comprehensive APA PsycINFO Thesaurus updated in 2021. Here is a help guide for using the APA PsycINFO via the OVID platform.

Getting the most out of your PsycINFO searches is easier with authoritative help. Try this expert guide to APA PsycINFO:


Trying to find EMPIRICAL primary studies in psychology?

You can use APA PsycINFO's Methodology limits to help you. The video below, even though it uses the PsyNet interface instead of our ProQuest, shows you the strategy for limiting your search to Empirical Studies (Hint: Use the options in the Methodology box pictured below):

APA PsycINFO methodology search selection box


The video below shows you how to get the most out of the APA PsycINFO Thesaurus (updated in 2011):


Trying to find a citation, an author's h-index, or an impact factor?

Web of Science and Scopus are your databases of choice, and they are linked below:

Looking for a database on a specific topic within the wider field of psychology? 

Specialized Databases


Abstracts from journals in nursing and health professions. The platform is appropriate for systematic and scoping reviews as well as advanced searches.


The database provides access to journals and grey literature (reports, technical papers, dissertations, theses, and conference proceedings) in education.

Gender Studies Database

Provides interdisciplinary coverage of gender-related topics including women's studies, men's studies, ethnic studies, health issues, and sexual diversity.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

English and French Canadian legal sources (journals, court and tribunal cases, legislation, commentary.) Some coverage for UK, US, Australia.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Abstracts for international research in linguistics and related disciplines.


Core database for health sciences disciplines. The Ovid platform is appropriate for systematic and scoping reviews as well as other advanced searches.


Public version of Medline, the core database for health sciences disciplines. This platform is best for quick clinical searches.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology

Surveys the discipline from an international, cross-cultural focus, including entries related to culture as well as all domains of psychology.

The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Includes over 500 topical entries. Each entry features suggested readings and extensive cross-referencing. Edited by two outstanding scholars and clinicians.

The Concise Dictionary of Psychology

A reference book intended for students in related fields, covering key terminology and pioneers in psychology, and recent developments.

Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment

A handbook of references, terms and abbreviations related to neuroanatomy, psychology, medicine and their experiments and therapies.

Dictionary of Theories, Laws, and Concepts in Psychology

1200 entries about laws, theories, hypotheses, doctrines, principles, and effects in early and contemporary psychological literature.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology

This resource covers notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology.

Research Methods and Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology

Each chapter covers a methodological topic with equal attention paid to established theory and the challenges facing methodologists.

Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

Surveys the entire range of thinking in psychology, from past to present, encompassing philosophies and theories of mind that pre-date our modern conception of psychology as a science.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology

The science and practice of psychology has evolved around the world on different trajectories and timelines.

Visual Methods in Psychology

Explores the set of theoretical, methodological, ethical and analytical issues that shape how visual qualitative research is conducted in psychology.

The Wiley Handbook of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

Presents a comprehensive exploration of the wide range of methodological approaches utilized in the contemporary field.

New Handbook of Mathematical Psychology: Modeling & Measurement

The field of mathematical psychology includes both psychological theorizing and applied mathematics motivated by substantive problems in psychology.

The Cambridge Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Integrates philosophy of science, data acquisition methods, and statistical modeling techniques to present a forward-thinking perspective on clinical science.

Handbook of Research Methods in Consumer Psychology

Explains how different methods enrich understanding of how consumers process information to form judgments and opinions and to make consumption-related decisions.

Qualitative Research Methods in Consumer Psychology

Theoretical and applied approaches to using qualitative research methods in ethnographic studies of consumer behavior.

Handbook of Meta-Analysis

Meta-analysis is the application of statistics to combine results from multiple studies and draw inferences.

Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience

Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders

This book serves as an A-Z reference that addresses the neuropsychological aspects of 300 neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neuromedical disorders.

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience

Comprehensively covers the foundation knowledge in the field: 210 chapters on topics ranging from neuroethology and learning and memory, to behavioral disorders and psychiatric diseases.

The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Covers functional neuroanatomy, drawing on contemporary neuroscientific techniques, functional imaging, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuropsychology.

Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology

This second edition of the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology takes an in-depth approach to the medical conditions and methods of neurorehabilitation.

An Illustrated Terminologia Neuroanatomica

This book provides the most up-to-date terminology used to describe the human nervous system (central and peripheral) and the related sensory organs.

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology

Covers perceptual issues, attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, emotional influences, judgment, problem solving.

The Oxford Handbook of Molecular Psychology

The biological bases for behavior and their neural underpinnings (research from clinical neuroscience and genetics, psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and neuroethology).

The Oxford Handbook of the Neurobiology of Pain

Expert overviews of many complex topics in pain research that are of interest not just to pain researchers, but also to pain clinicians.

The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Cognition

Surveys different types of cognitive processes, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cognitive ergonomics and human-computer interaction.

The Routledge Handbook of Consciousness

An interdisciplinary, comprehensive volume in the field that brings together contributions from a wide range of experts on fundamental and cutting-edge topics.

Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory

The Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory presents a collection of chapters on methodology used by researchers in investigating human memory.

Psychophysics, Perception, Sensation

Psychology of Perception

Defines the terminology used in the fields of sensation and perception and describes the biological and physical bases required for understanding sensory experiences.

Handbook of Color Psychology

A great deal is known about the mechanics, evolution, and development of color vision, but less is known about the relation between color vision and psychology.

The Handbook of Listening

The first cross-disciplinary academic reference on the subject, gathering the current body of scholarship on listening in one comprehensive volume.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Updates the original landmark text and provides a comprehensive review of the latest developments in this fast growing area of research.

Psychology of Music

Considers music on a broad scale, from its beginning as an acoustical signal to its different manifestations across cultures.

The Psychology of Music

Focuses on the interpretation of music through mental function: perceiving, remembering, creating, performing, and responding to music.

The Routledge Handbook of Music Signification

Embraces concepts and practices imported from semiotics, literary criticism, linguistics, the visual arts, philosophy, sociology, history, and psychology.

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology

Provides a comprehensive overview of: the history of clinical psychology, specialties and settings, theoretical and research approaches, assessment, treatment and prevention, psychological disorders, health and relational disorders.

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy brings together all of the key aspects of this field distilling decades of clinical wisdom into one authoritative volume.

Encyclopedia of Counseling

Advancing current thought and models in the field, this work provides an unparalleled attempt to approach this important subject from many perspectives.

The Handbook of Jungian Psychology

Jung appeals not only to professionals who are looking for a more humane and creative way of working with their clients, but also to academics in an increasingly wide range of disciplines.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Addresses mental health disorders, assessment tools and psychotherapeutic interventions, and the social, legal, and cultural frameworks in abnormal and clinical psychology.

The Cambridge Handbook of Substance and Behavioral Addictions

Major clinical and research methods are clearly mapped out (e.g. MRI, behavioral economics, interview assessments, and qualitative approaches).

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology, 4 Volume Set

Covers the biological bases of health behavior, stress and coping, and the design and evaluation of behavioral interventions.

Handbook of Research on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Draws on special education; mental health services; school, clinical, and community psychology; social work; developmental psychology and psychopathology; and prevention science.

The Oxford Handbook of Emotion Dysregulation

Emotion dysregulation, which is often defined as the inability to modulate strong negative affective states including impulsivity, anger, fear, sadness, and anxiety, is observed in nearly all psychiatric disorders.

Developmental Psychology

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development remains the most authoritative and accessible account of all aspects of child development.

Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science

The authoritative source that encompasses the entire range of concepts and topics involved in the study of applied developmental science.

Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development

Comprehensive entry point into all of the existing literature on child development from the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and sociology.

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Set

The essential reference on human development.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development

Lifespan human development is the study of all aspects of biological, physical, cognitive, socioemotional, and contextual development from conception to the end of life. In approximately 800 signed articles by experts from a wide diversity of fields, this volume explores all individual and situational factors related to human development across the lifespan.

The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice

Exploring the themes of communication and implementation of research within developmental psychology.

Handbook of Mental Health and Aging

Mental health care in older adults as presented by leading experts in the field.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies

Navigates the historical, political, social and cultural dimensions of childhood. Transdisciplinary in content and scope.

Handbook of Parenting

Understanding the many diverse aspects of parenting.

Personality, Social, and Positive Psychology

The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology

Summarizes cutting-edge personality research in all its forms, including genetics, psychometrics, social-cognitive psychology.

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology

Explore the various tools and methods available to craft experiments and imagine new methodological possibilities.

Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

Overview of individual differences within the domain of personality: research design, taxonomy, biological factors, evolutionary evidence, motivation, cognition and emotion, gender differences, cultural considerations, and personality disorders.

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, Set

Looks at the many likenesses and differences between individuals.

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

Seminal reference in the field of positive psychology, which continues to transcend the boundaries of academia to capture the imagination of the general public.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

State-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from this fascinating field.

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology

Covers intergroup processes: cognition, motivation, emotion, communication and social influence, changing intergroup relations, social comparison, self-identity, methods and applications.

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology

Covers social cognition, attitudes, and attribution theory.

Routledge Handbook of Well-Being

Explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques.

Criminal and Forensic Psychology

APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology

Consolidates and advances knowledge about the scientific foundations and practical application of psychology to law, the practice of law, and law-related policy.

The Forensic Examination

The text answers some of the most challenging questions psychiatrists face when mental health intersects with the courtroom.

The Forensic Psychologist's Casebook

Aims to demonstrate how forensic psychology contributes to police investigations.

The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology

Presents a survey of research and legal opinions on the rapidly expanding scientific literature addressing the accuracy and limitations of eyewitnesses as a source of evidence for the courts.

Handbook of Forensic Psychology

Psychologists act as expert witnesses in legal cases - sometimes without knowing much about the laws involved.

Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry

Juvenile justice centers have a long tradition as an unfortunate stop for young offenders who need mental health care.

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions

Brings the field completely up-to-date and focuses in particular on aspects of vulnerability, confabulation and false confessions.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology

A modern, interdisciplinary resource aimed at students and professionals interested in the intersection of psychology, criminal justice, sociology, and criminology.

The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology, and Society

A thoughtful and evidence-driven examination of contemporary technology's impact on society and human behavior.

The Wiley International Handbook of Correctional Psychology

A two-volume handbook that explores the theories and practice of correctional psychology

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law

Addresses the interface of psychology and law and draws from the related discipline of criminal justice.

Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime

The state-of-the-art on the full landscape of research on antisocial behavior that employs psychopathy as a central correlate.

Handbook of Police Psychology

Surveys everything from the beginnings of police psychology and early influences on the profession; to pre-employment screening, assessment, and evaluation; to clinical interventions.

Handbook of Forensic Statistics

Summarizes and compares basic methods of statistical inference (frequentist, likelihoodist, and Bayesian) for trace and other evidence that links individuals to crimes.

Gender and Sexuality

The Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology and Mental Health

An effort to understand male mental health in a way that facilitates a positive step forward in both theory and treatment.

The Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender

A thorough overview of all the normative sexualities, genders and relationship forms alongside psychological and intersectional areas relating to sexuality and gender.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender

Explores topics such as how gender intersects with developmental processes both in infancy and childhood and throughout later life stages, and the ways in which gender can affect psychological outcomes and influence behaviour.

The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health

A review of research on the mental health of sexual minorities-defined as those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, or same-gender attracted; as well as the mental health of gender minorities.

Routledge International Handbook of Heterosexualities Studies

This collection introduces the field of Critical Heterosexualities Studies and key lines of inquiry within the field.

The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality

A much-needed holistic overview of disability and sexuality research and scholarship.

Cross-Cultural and Organizational Psychology

Methods and Data Analysis for Cross-Cultural Research

Outlines design considerations, methods, and analytical techniques that can improve ecological validity and help researchers to avoid pitfalls in cross-cultural psychology.

The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behavior

There has recently been an escalated interest in the interface between psychology and economics. The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour is a valuable reference dedicated to improving our understanding of the economic mind and economic behaviour.

The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology

Sociocultural psychology is a discipline located at the crossroads between the natural and social sciences and the humanities. This international overview of the field provides an antireductionist and comprehensive account of how experience and behaviour arise from human action with cultural materials in social practices.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology: Global Perspectives

The science and practice of psychology has evolved around the world on different trajectories and timelines, yet with a convergence on the recognition of the need for a human science that can confront the challenges facing the world today.

Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Designed as an introduction to the field of organizational psychology, this encyclopedia provides a broad survey of the field, attempting to cover all relevant topics. Includes a Reader's Guide for easier navigation, which is split into 14 sections according to theme.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Examining key themes and topics from within this dynamic and expanding field of psychology, this work offers a truly cross-cultural and global perspective.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Occupational Safety and Workplace Health

A Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Psychology focusing on occupational safety and workplace health. The editors draw on their collective experience to present thematically structured material from leading thinkers and practitioners in the USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology

During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved to what can be considered a significant and rapidly growing subfield within psychology. This volume represent a thorough overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic and minority issues.


Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Comprehensive and regularly updated.

The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions

Co-occurring psychiatric conditions are extremely common among people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment

Provides a bridge between medical practice and social and cultural research drawing on authentic investigations.

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Applications of positive psychology in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Handbook on Ageing with Disability

Provides a broad look at scholarship in this developing field and across different groups of people with disability.

Handbook of Educational Psychology and Students with Special Needs

ADHD, behavior and emotional disorders, ASD, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, dyslexia, language and communication difficulties, physical and sensory disabilities.

Special Topics in Psychology

The Routledge Handbook of the Computational Mind

Computational approaches dominate contemporary cognitive science, promising a unified, scientific explanation of how the mind works.

Handbook on Wellbeing, Happiness and the Environment

Explores the role of happiness research as a new approach to environmental social science, illustrating the links between human wellbeing, happiness and the environment.

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges that clinicians face when dealing with NPS.

The Oxford Handbook of Psychological Situations

The psychological assessment of situations is a new area of research, particularly within the fields of personality and social psychology.

Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies

The book analyses yoga and meditation studies in a variety of religious, historical and geographical settings.

The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior

Brings together world-leading experts to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of evolution-oriented and influenced fields.

The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Human Rights

Demonstrates the central role psychological science plays in addressing some of the world's most pressing problems.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders

This is an in-depth encyclopedia aimed at students interested in interdisciplinary perspectives on human communication--both normal and disordered--across the lifespan.

The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence

Achieving and maintaining good health can be difficult task, as this requires the adoption of behaviors, habits, and lifestyles that are challenging for a variety of reasons.

The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technologies and Mental Health

Certain types and patterns of digital technology use have been associated with mental health concerns.

The Handbook of Behavior Change

The Handbook provides overage of contemporary theory, research, and practice on behavior change.

Handbook of Wise Interventions

Synthesizes the growing body of research on wise interventions--brief, nonclinical strategies that are "wise" to the impact of social-psychological processes on behavior.