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Hello all, and welcome to the University   of Miami Libraries' Guide to Psychology! The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate through the many psychology-related resources available to you through the University of Miami Libraries system.

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Looking for Psychology Books?

Are you looking for Psychology books? The Richter library is organized in the Library of Congress Classification System, which means each subject is grouped and assigned a letter and number range.

For Psychology, look for the BF section.

  • BF 1-BF 798 Psychology

The R section also contains relevant Psychology books, pertaining to mental health.

  • RA790-790.95
  • RC321-571
  • RJ499-507
  • RZ400-408

Too general? Try doing a Subject search in IBISWEB to narrow down the results. For example, once in IBISWEB, set the drop menu to "Subject" and enter your Subject Term. If you're looking for the psychology of women, enter "Women Psychology". IBISWEB will sort and organize the results for you into topics.

For more on the Library of Congress Classification System, take a look at the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

DSM-5

The DSM-5 is a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults. The DSM-5 has recently been released. More DSM-5 materials will be listed on this page as they become available to the library. DSM-IV titles will remain until that time.

The DSM-5 also lists known causes of these disorders, statistics in terms of gender, age at onset, and prognosis as well as some research concerning the optimal treatment approaches. The University of Miami Libraries provides multiple sources of access to this resource.

Click here to obtain a list of

DSM-5 Related Books

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
American Psychiatric Association Staff
RC455.2.C4 D54 2013
Located in PRINT REFERENCE.
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Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5
American Psychiatric Association Staff
RC455.2.C4 D54 2013
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The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam
Abraham M. Nussbaum
RC455.2.C4 D542 2013
Recommended Psychology Books
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The Oxford Companion to the Mind
Richard L. Gregory (Editor)
BF31 .O94 2004
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APA Dictionary of Psychology
Gary R. Vandenbos (Editor)
BF31 .A63 2007
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The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4 Volume Set
W. Edward Craighead (Editor); Charles B. Nemeroff (Editor)
BF31 .E52 2001
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The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology
Arthur S. Reber
BF31 .R43 1995
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Magill's Encyclopedia of Social Science, Psychology
Nancy A. Piotrowski (Editor); Tracy Irons-Geroges (Editorial Coordinator); Christina J. Moose (Editor-In-Chief)
BF31 .M33 2003
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Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
Carol D. Goodheart (Editor); Alan E. Kazdin (Editor); Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)
RC455.2.E94 E9557 2006
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DSM 5 Online

Looking for the DSM 5 online? Look no further. The DSM 5 is available through Psychiatry Online. Find it here:

Psychiatry Online

How to Use the Catalog
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E-books
Online Psychology Books
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A Dictionary of Psychology
Andrew M. Colman
BF31 INTERNET
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Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
Carol D. Goodheart (Editor); Alan E. Kazdin (Editor); Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)
RC455.2.E94 E9557 2006
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Selection of Psychology Encyclopedias
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Comprehensive Clinical Psychology
Michel Hersen (Editor); Alan S. Bellack (Editor)
RC467 .C597 1998 (Richter Reference)
Written by well-known scholars and clinicians, this impressive reference covers all areas of clinical psychology. The first four volumes address large domains: volumes 1 and 2 describe the historical, theoretical, and scientific foundations and professional issues; volume 3 explores the role of research; volume 4 looks at assessment. Clinicians will find volume 4 particularly useful for its range of assessment strategies (memory, learning, behavioral, legal, forensic, etc.) and excellent scholarly reviews of the breadth and gaps in knowledge of assessment. Some chapters would be enhanced by a case study, clinical summary, or discussion of risk factors or assessment complications.
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The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4 Volume Set
W. Edward Craighead (Editor); Charles B. Nemeroff (Editor)
BF31 .E52 2001 (Richter Reference)
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Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology
Charles Spielberger (Editor-In-Chief)
BF636 .E54 2004 (Richter Reference)
This encyclopedia is an excellent general guide to applied psychology. Its 300 articles range from "Academic Failure, Prevention of," through "Cognitive Aging" and "Personality Assessment," to "Youth, Employment of." The signed articles, arranged alphabetically, examine both the theoretical bases of their subjects and the application of theory and research to practical problems.
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Encyclopedia of Health Psychology
Alan J. Christensen (Editor); René Martin (Editor); Joshua Morrison Smyth (Editor)
R726.7 .E53 2004 (Richter Reference)
The Encyclopedia of Health Psychology offers students, researchers, and practitioners a comprehensive reference for understanding the behavioral, emotional, and social influences on health. Featuring over 200 entries from more than 150 leading practitioners, researchers, and educators, it provides the extensive, accessible, and current coverage that this multidisciplinary field requires.
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Encyclopedia of Psychology
Alan E. Kazdin
BF31 .E52 2000 (Richter Reference)
This is also available via PsycBOOKS!

This joint effort of the American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press has more than 1,500 alphabetically arranged, signed entries, including nearly 400 biographies. Eight years in the works, it was edited by Alan E. Kazdin (psychology, Yale) and reflects the efforts of some 1,400 contributors. A veritable who's who in psychology and its related disciplines forms the panel of editors and writers.
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The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS)
Robert A. Wilson (Editor); Frank C. Keil (Editor)
BF311 .M556 1999 (Richter Reference)
The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS) is a landmark, comprehensive reference work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of this changing field. At the core of the encyclopedia are 471 concise entries, from Acquisition and Adaptationism to Wundt and X-bar Theory.
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Encyclopedia of the Human Brain
Vilanayur S. Ramachandran (Editor-In-Chief)
QP376 .E586 2002 (Richter Reference)
Covering anatomy, physiology, neuropsychology, clinical neurology, neuropharmacology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and behavioral science, this four-volume encyclopedia contains over 200 peer reviewed signed articles from experts around the world. The Encyclopedia articles range in size from 5-30 printed pages each, and contain a definition paragraph, glossary, outline, and suggested readings, in addition to the body of the article.
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Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine
Marc Gellman (Editor); J. Rick Turner (Editor)
R726.5 .E495 2013
 
Selection of Psychology Handbooks
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The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology
David M. Buss (Editor)
BF698.95 .H36 2005
The first five contributions examine the justification and methods of the field, as well as current controversial issues. Groups of papers dealing with evolutionary psychology's treatments of survival, mating, parenting and kinship, and group living follow. Next come six papers exploring the contributions evolutionary psychology can make to current psychological disciplines and two chapters on the connections between evolutionary psychology and the fields of law and literature. The work concludes with an afterword by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, whose ideas have influenced the field of evolutionary psychology.
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Handbook of Psychology, 12 Volume Set
Irving Weiner (Editor-In-Chief)
BF121 .H1955 2003 (Richter Reference)
Comprehensive, twelve volume set.
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Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Guillermo Bernal (Editor); Joseph E. Trimble (Editor); Ann Kathleen Burlew (Editor); Frederick T. L. Leong (Editor)
GN502 .H3635 2003 (Richter Reference)
This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience.
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The Praeger Handbook of Education and Psychology
Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor); Raymond A. Horn (Editor)
LB1051 .P635 2007 (Richter Reference)
Cognition, mind, counseling psychology, lesson plans, learning styles, and Vygotsky are just a few of the many subjects discussed in this exciting work. This work, a rethinking of the field of school psychology, will be an essential resource for anyone interested in teaching and learning.
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The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks
Michael A. Arbib (Editor)
QP363.3 .H36 2003 (9th floor stacks)
A key feature is the introductory background article in part 1, with an overview of the whole field. Part 2 is a very helpful set of 22 "Road Maps" to enable readers to look for the articles in part 3 that are most relevant to their special interests, e.g., vision, psychology, or artificial intelligence.
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The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Mark H. Beers (Editor); Justin L. Kaplan (Editor); Michael Berkwits (Editor); Thomas V. Jones; Robert S. Porter
RC55 .M4 2006 (Richter Reference)
The Merck Manual is organized, like most internal medicine textbooks, into organ systems, such as heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, muscular system, etc., dealing with each major disease of that system in turn, in the standard format of diagnosis (symptoms), prognosis and treatment.
Psychology Dictionaries
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A Dictionary of Psychology
Andrew M. Colman
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APA Dictionary of Psychology
Gary R. Vandenbos (Editor)
BF31 .A63 2007
Online Encyclopedias
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Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine
Marc Gellman (Editor); J. Rick Turner (Editor)
R726.5 INTERNET
E-journals & E-journal Collections
Google Scholar Search
Core Psychology Databases
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Additional Databases

Don't see what you need in the Core Psychology Databases section? Psychology topics can cross a wide variety of disciplines. Check out these databases for further help.

Psychology Databases

You can also use databases in other subject areas to help you find what you need. Just use the drop menu on the Databases page to navigate to the subject you prefer.

Web of Science: Journal Citation Reports

Looking for journal impact factors? Look no further! Citation Indexes can be found here.

Journal Citation Reports
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Quick Guides
Use these codes to help narrow your searches to particular fields of interest. These are especially helpful if you would just like to browse certain sub-fields or topics.
This guide explains what all of the database field codes mean.
This guide explains what each methodology means. For example, it will tell you that an empirical study is a study based on facts, systematic observation, or experiment, rather than theory or general philosophical principle.
Locating EBP Guidelines
Treatments That Work

Looking for some Treatments That Work? The Richter Library owns several books in Oxford University Press' Treatments That Work series. According to Oxford, Treatments That Work is "Comprised of guides for therapists and workbooks for clients, the TreatmentsThatWork series contains all of the step-by-step details involved in delivering scientifically-proven treatments for psychological disorders."

Treatments That Work Series

Find something you want? Check it out in IBISWEB to see if the Richter Library owns it.

Treatments That Work at the Richter

If the Richter doesn't own the book you're looking for, contact Interlibrary Loan or the Psychology librarian!

What is Evidence Based Practice?

What is Evidence Based Practice (EBP)? According to the American Psychological Association, EBP in Psychology is:

"Evidence-based practice is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture and preferences."

The APA's Policy Statement on Evidence Based Practice in Psychology (EBPP) further elaborates that:

"The purpose of EBPP is to promote effective psychological practice and enhance public health by applying empirically supported principles of psychological assessment, case formulation, therapeutic relationship, and intervention."

The APA's Policy Statement identifies eight "competencies that promote positive therapeutic outcomes".

  1. Conducting assessments and developing diagnostic judgments, systematic case formulations, and treatment plans.
  2. Making clinical decisions, implementing treatments, and monitoring patient progress.
  3. Possessing and using interpersonal expertise, including the formation of therapeutic alliances.
  4. Continuing to self-reflect and acquire professional skills.
  5. Evaluating and using research evidence in both basic and applied psychological science.
  6. Understanding the influence of individual, cultural, and contextual differences on treatment.
  7. Seeking available resources (e.g., consultation, adjunctive or alternative services) as needed.
  8. Having a cogent rationale for clinical strategies.
Locating Evidence-Based Practices
Evidence Based Practice Resources
UM's EBP Collection

Looking for the Richter Library's Clinical Psychology Professional Collection?

Clinical Psychology Professional Collection

The core materials of this collection are resources relating to empirically supported treatments, as defined by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, which is the Society for Clinical Psychology.

Looking for Psychology Videos?

Need some videos and documentaries on psychological topics?

From the catalog, leave the first drop menu on "Keyword". Set the second drop menu to "DVD's/Videos". Click "Search".

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A list of DVD's related to Psychology will appear.

APA Psychotherapy Videos

Looking for the APA's Systems of Psychotherapy Series? Look no further!

Systems of Psychotherapy

From the APA: "The APA Psychotherapy Video Series presents distinguished psychologists demonstrating specific approaches to a wide range of patient problems. Designed for clinical training and continuing education, these videos and DVDs were created to provide psychology students and practitioners with expert introductions to various therapeutic approaches and hands-on knowledge of how to treat particular patient issues."

Locating Dissertations
Older UM Theses & Disserations

To locate University of Miami PhD Theses and Dissertations:

Go to the IBISWEB Advanced Search Page

Enter your search term(s)

Under "Material Type", select "UM Theses"

Contact the Department of Special Collections to locate masters theses.

Databases
Find Health Statistics
Did you know...

Did you know that the all of the Information Commons computers, located on the first floor of Richter Library, have SPSS and SAS installed?

General Statistics
Database Resources
Testing and Assessment Books
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Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD, Second Edition
John P. Wilson (Editor); Terence M. Keane (Editor)
RC552.P67 A85 2004
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Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures
Bert A. Goldman; David F. Mitchell
BF431 .G624
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Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research
Sandra L. Hofferth (Editor); Lynne M. Casper (Editor)
HQ10 .H24 2007
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Handbook of Multicultural Assessment
Lisa A. Suzuki (Editor); Joseph G. Ponterotto (Editor)
BF176 .H36 2008
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Handbook of Psychiatric Measures
American Psychiatric Association Staff
RC473.P78 A46 2000
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Measures for Clinical Practice and Research
Joel Fischer; Kevin Corcoran
BF176 .C66 200
Looking for Psychological Tests?

Looking for Psychological Tests? The Richter Library carries a variety of tests and measurement tools. For a complete list, perform a Subject Search in IBISWEB to browse, or click on the link below.

Psychological Tests

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Welcome to the MED 551 Intro to Research Guide!

Welcome to the Music Therapy Intro to Research Guide! This page on the Psychology Libguide is specifically designed to assist with MED 551. Think of it as a one-stop-shop for all your research needs. Take a look through this page and other tabs throughout the Psychology guide for research help.

If you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to Ask a Librarian!

Online Databases
How to Use Keywords in a Database

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Databases
Welcome to the MED 259 Research Guide!

Welcome to the Music Therapy Pre-Practicum Research Guide! This page on the Psychology Libguide is specifically designed to assist with MED 259. Think of it as a one-stop-shop for all your research needs. Take a look through this page and other tabs throughout the Psychology guide for research help.

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Welcome to Psych 190!

Welcome to the Orientation to Psychology! This page on the Psychology Libguide is specifically designed to assist with PSY 190. Think of it as a one-stop-shop for all your research needs. Take a look through this page and other tabs throughout the Psychology guide for research help.

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