Psychology Research Guide


Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
Transcripts of thousands of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works that contextualizes the primary material. 

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Video collection of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling with 400 hours and more than 330 videos on completion. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible. This current release includes 276 videos totaling roughly 300 hours.

Kanopy Streaming Video
Streaming video collections, including Psychology.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests In Print
Offers more than 2,000 commercially-available educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement and intelligence tests.

The full-text of 53 journals, most published by the APA. Select the PsycArticles limiter before you search.

Full-text of over 1500 books, most published by the APA. Each chapter is available as a separate pdf.

Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics. This is a bibliographic database with abstracts covering 1806 to the present.

Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection
This is a comprehensive database from EBSCO covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 600 journals.

From the National Library of Medicine, PubMed includes MEDLINE and related databases. Over 18 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. PubMed may link to content the George Fox University Library does not have online access to. Please contact a librarian if you need assistance.

Includes Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology, The Prescriber's Guide, Stahl's Illustrated, and more.

Other Useful Databases

Academic Search Premier
The world's largest scholarly, multidisciplinary, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications, in nearly all academic areas of study.

Cabells Directory
The Cabells Directory is designed to help professors, graduate students and researchers publish their manuscripts.  Select the directory for Psychology & Psychiatry at the bottom of the page.

Web resources

General Information & Research

Nielsen's Psychology of Religion Pages
There is no better website on the psychology of religion.

The Personality Project
A well-organized, academic site, with good content and suggestions for further reading.

Social Psychology Network
An excellent portal to the world of social psychology on the Internet.

World Database of Happiness
This site is a collection of available studies on happiness, or “subject well-being.” More than 7,000 publication, 759 measures of happiness, and 1,500 studies covering 165 countries are included on this site.

Instruments/Mental Measurements
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements
The Buros home page includes citations to reviews of educational and psychological tests citations; descriptions of tests, and names and addresses of over 900 major commerical test publishers.

Careers & Internships

APPIC Online Directory
A directory of professional psychology internship and postdoctoral training sites throughout the USA and Canada. This site is from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.

Have you ever wondered what you could/can do with a degree in Psychology? The Careers in Psychology web site provides information on psychology-related careers as well as internships that are available.

Finding books

Watch this short video on how to search for books and other materials in Primo, the GFU library system.

By subject search

Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the "Subject" tab in GFU Primo. For more information on "power searching" by subject, ask your reference librarian. These searches were limited to items available through the George Fox University Libararies in either print or electronic format. To expand your search, try using the GFU + Summit filter or the Everything filter.

Adjustment (Psychology)

Behaviorism (Psychology)

Ego (Psychology)


Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939

James, William, 1842-1910 

Stress (Psychology)

Values (Psychological Aspects)

By call number

If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.

BF 38-80 Philosophy of Psychology
BF 81-149 History of Psychology
BF 150-172 Mind and Body
BF 173-175 Psychological tests & testing, Attitudes, Abnormal Psychology
BF 180-210 Experimental Psychology
BF 231-299 Senses, Sensation
BF 309-499 Cognition, Perception, Learning, Memory
BF 501-504.3 Motivation
BF 511-593 Emotion
BF 608-635 Will, Volition, Choice
BF 636-637 Applied Psychology
BF 638-648 New Thought
BF 660-697 Comparative Psychology, Animal and Human Psychology
BF 698-698.9 Personality
BF 699-711 Genetic Psychology
BF 712-724.85 Developmental Psychology
BF 725-727 Psychology of Special Groups
BF 751-755 Psychology of Nations, National characteristics
BF 761-789 Humanistic Psychology
BF 795-839.5 Temperament, Character
BF 1001-1999 Parapsychology
HD 58.7-58.95 Organizational Behavior
GN 502 Psychological Anthropology
HF 5548.7-5548.85 Industrial Psychology
HM 1041-1101 Social Psychology, Social Perception, Social Cognition
HM 1106-1171 Interpersonal Relations, Social Behavior
HM 1176-1281 Social Influence, Social Pressure
LB 1050.9-1091 Educational Psychology
JA 74.5 Political Psychology
QP 351-495 Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology
R 726 Medicine and Disease in Relation to Psychology
RA 790-790.95 Mental Health, Mental Illness Prevention
RA1151 Forensic Psychiatry
RC49-52 Psychosomatic Medicine
RC 321-346 Neurosciences, Biological Psychiatry
RC 435-475 Psychiatry
RC 475-489 Psycotherapy
RC 490-499 Hypnosis
RC 500-510 Psychoanalysis
RC 512-528 Psychoses
RC 530-552 Neuroses
RC 554-569.5 Psychopathology
RC 569.7-571 Mental retardation, Developmental disabilities
RC 952-954.6 Geriatrics
RC 963-969 Industrial Psychiatry
RJ 499-507 Child Psychiatry
RM 315-334 Neuropsychopharmacology
RM 735 Occupational Therapy
RM 931 Special Therapies A-Z (Art, Dance, Pet, etc)
U 22 Military Psychology