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Psychology Research Guide: Background Info

Provides resources useful for research in the field of psychology

Background Information for Psychology

Find overviews, significant names in the field, citations to basic sources in the field, encyclopedias are a good place to start.

In addition to Wikepedia (which covers all topics, but can be uneven), find specific information in subject encyclopedias online.

Some valuable resources from Feinberg Library for psychology topics....

Online Encyclopedias

 

 

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus

Virtual Reference Library
A collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research

Encyclopedia.com
Composed of high-quality articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition