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Background information: Psychology information resources

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Handbooks

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Online library encyclopedias will provide you with a foundational overview of your topic before you start researching and writing. Scholarly encyclopedias are written specifically for academic researchers by experts in the field.

There are encyclopedias published on almost every topic. Find encyclopedias in the catalogue by doing a keyword search for encyclopedia + your topic. For instance, a search for encyclopedia sleep returns The Encyclopedia of Sleep!

General Psychology Encyclopedias

Biological Psychology & Neuroscience

Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Developmental Psychology

History of Psychology & Biography