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Psychology Research Guide

You can use library electronic resources from any computer on or off campus. See a complete listing of electronic resources by name, provider, or subject. Databases covering psychology are listed below.


  • Oxford Reference Online: Psychology - Find definitions, illustrations, and more from Oxford reference titles.
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  • PsycARTICLES (EBSCO) - psychology journals
  • PsycINFO (EBSCO) - index for psychology journals, books, etc. with links to many full text articles
  • Psychology Collection (Gale) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering psychology.



  • Academic OneFile (Gale) - scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) - comprehensive database of scholarly journals
  • Biography in Context (Gale) - biographies, related full-text articles from periodicals, as well as images and links to web sites
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO) - scholarly business journals and publications 
  • Guide to Social Science and Religion - index to periodicals covering religion and social science
  • Health Reference Center Academic (Gale) - nursing and allied health journals, plus personal health information sources

  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) - scholarly journals in many medical disciplines; includes medical dictionary

  • JSTOR - a collection of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR provides long term preservation for journals.

  • Medline (EBSCO) - authoritative health and medical information

  • Sage Journals Online - a searchable collection of scholarly online journals published by Sage, covering many subject areas including psychology

More electronic resources are available through Boston Public Library. However, you must first take a minute to sign up for a BPL eCard.


  • Gordon's Periodical List is a complete list of all journals available through Jenks Library (full text in databases, online, and print).
  • Print journals are located in the periodicals area on the 4th floor of Jenks. Please note that journals are arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject area.


  • Search the online catalog to find books on topics in psychology.
  • If you want to browse the shelves, most psychology related call numbers begin with BF.


Recommend a Website - Do you know of a good psychology Web site to add to our list?


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