Welcome to the Richter Library's Guide to Psychology!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Looking for the DSM 5 online? Look no further. The DSM 5 is available through Psychiatry Online. Find it here:
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.
ERIC (Education Resource Center) (EBSCO)
Essential for education researchers of all kinds, it features journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. It also includes records for books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers and more.
Provides research on "cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI). These studies are rated for their methodological quality, evaluating various aspects of scientific rigour."
SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Indexes international literature of sports medicine, exercise physiology, sports psychology, training, nutrition, coaching, sociology of sports, and related topics. Also covers recreation, games, play, and dance.
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.
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.
Looking for journal impact factors? Look no further! Citation Indexes can be found here.
Journal Citation Reports
(From Web of Science)
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".
- Conducting assessments and developing diagnostic judgments, systematic case formulations, and treatment plans.
- Making clinical decisions, implementing treatments, and monitoring patient progress.
- Possessing and using interpersonal expertise, including the formation of therapeutic alliances.
- Continuing to self-reflect and acquire professional skills.
- Evaluating and using research evidence in both basic and applied psychological science.
- Understanding the influence of individual, cultural, and contextual differences on treatment.
- Seeking available resources (e.g., consultation, adjunctive or alternative services) as needed.
- Having a cogent rationale for clinical strategies.
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".
A list of DVD's related to Psychology will appear.
Looking for the APA's Systems of Psychotherapy Series? Look no further!
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."
Looking for Psychological Tests? The Richter Library carries some tests and measurement tools. For a particular type of test, e.g., personality test, type the words in the main search box on the Libraries' home page. On the results page, left hand side, use Refine My Results to narrow the results to improve relevancy.
Twentieth Mental Measurments Yearbook 2017 print edition:
Call Number: LB3051 .M48
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What is plagarism?
Ideas - and the words that express them - can belong to people. So when you use someone else's words and ideas, especially in your essays and written assignments, you have to tell people where you got your ideas and quotes from. If you don't cite your sources, it's considered a type of stealing.
Don't be an idea thief!
Use the links and videos on this page to learn what plagiarism is, and why your professors don't want you to do it.
- What is Plagiarism? An interactive game and guide from Rutgers University.
- Plagiarism 101.
- Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize and Avoid It.
- Avoiding Plagiarism. A guide provided by the Purdue OWL.
- The Writer's Handbook to Avoiding Plagiarism. By the University of Wisconsin Writing Center.