Dr. Pamela Louderback

US-UK Fulbright Scholar in Governance

Queens University Belfast, Belfast Ireland


Assistant Professor/Library Services

Information Services Librarian


State University - Broken Arrow
E235 Library (
Broken Arrow Campus Library)
3100 E.
New Orleans

Broken Arrow, OK 74014

Telephone (918) 449-6453  
FAX (918) 449-6454
Email: louderba@nsuok.edu

 Research Tools



All the resources listed below may be accessed remotely 24/7 through the links listed below.

NSU Broken Arrow Library: http://library.nsuok.edu/nsuba/index.html

NSU John Vaughan Library Web Page: http://library.nsuok.edu/index.html


Suggested Key-Word/ Subject Search Terms

 One of the first steps in creating a research plan is to select “key words” which best describe the topic you plan to research.

If you are unfamiliar with the terminology you may wish to refer to sources such as textbooks, dictionaries, and other reference resources in the field of study. Contact your instructor if you are unsure if a particular topic is appropriate. It is usually wise to make sure if you are on target with your topic before you begin to spend much time researching a project.

1.) Key terms to use individually and in combination with each other:                   Psychology

Psych* (truncated version)


                                                                                                                        Behavior* (truncated version)

                                                                                                                        Specific aspects such as:



                                                                                                                        Specific behaviors or disorders:




2.) Combine key words with Boolean operators (and, or, not). 

3.) Phrase terms ie: psychological testing can be searched by placing the phrase in quotation marks “psychological testing”



Print format books are available by searching the NSU online catalog.

NSU Libraries Catalog: http://library2.nsuok.edu/

Searches may be limited to just the Broken Arrow campus for convenience. Books available on the Tahlequah campus may be ordered for delivery to the Broken Arrow campus. It usually takes two to three days for materials to arrive via campus mail.

 Electronic books: NSU subscribes to an extensive electronic book service called NetLibrary.

Netlibrary provides full-text access to over 42,000 academic books to NSU students 24/7.  

You may access these ebooks at the following link: http://library.nsuok.edu/Refdesk/vrdbks.html

Please note:  NSU Off Campus Users: When you get to the NetLibrary page, you must set up an account before you can use the service. If you have set up your account on campus, login to begin searching for titles. (Click on the Netlibrary icon)





Article Databases and Indexes

 Journal articles may be accessed through our various online databases available through the following link:

Articles page: http://library.nsuok.edu/Indexes/index.html

Recommended Databases

            EbscoHost: (contains the following relevant databases. You may search multiple databases simultaneously)

Academic Search Elite:


Masterfile Premier




            Wilson Omnifile



Additional Useful Article Internet Sites

 AMA Publications


(Making of America Digital Library)

 Pediatrics Electronic Pages
 (Official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics)

 American Medical News (weekly newspaper)

 First Monday (Peer-reviewed journal)

 PsyArt (Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts)

 Annals of Internal Medicine

Human Nature Review

 Psyche  (Interdisciplinary journal of research on the scientific study of consciousness)

 APA Monitor

 NSF E-Bulletin (National Science Foundation)

 Psychology Related Periodicals  (extensive list maintained by J. Krantz from Hanover College Psych Dept)

 Behaviorial & Brain Sciences Index

 Other Voices (e)Journal of Cultural Criticism

 Psychological Online Documents (free journals list  via Leiden Univ)

 BMJ: British Medical Journal

 Overland Monthly 

(Making of America Digital Library) 

 Psychology WWW Virtual Library (extensive list of journal links)

 Connexions (online journal of cognitive science)

 P & S Medical Review (peer-reviewed journal by the students of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Psycoloquy (Refereed international, interdisciplinary electronic journal sponsored by the APA)


Bibliography and References Citation Format Guides:


            There are several print copies of the Publication Manual (APA) on Reference and Reserve.  Additional earlier editions are available for check out                  

Call #    BF 76.7 .P83 


APA Electronic Style Guides    http://apastyle.apa.org/




Psychological Test Resources:

Library materials for Testing and Measurements are listed in the library catalog under the following suggested subject headings:

Broad Terms:         Achievement tests                                                                     Narrow Terms:             Ability -- Testing

                              Educational tests and measurements                                                                              Binet-Simon Test

 Intelligence tests                                                                                                                Psychological tests for children

Personality tests                                                                                                            Test bias

Psychological tests                                                                                                        Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children


FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests (from the APA)


Psychological Test Reviews:


BUROS Mental Measurements Yearbook Online  (Test critiques for the Social Sciences)

Mental Measurements Yearbook access via EbscoHost

Mental Measurement Yearbook (print version)              Call # LB 3051. M458  Reference Collection


Tests in Print (print version)     Call #  LB 3051 .T45



ERIC Online: http://www.eric.ed.gov/

ERIC/AE Test Locator: http://ericae.net/testcol.htm





Useful General Internet Search Engines

 Internet Search Engines Available

The Internet Public Library
JVL NSU Subject Listing of Web Resources
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Search Engines Showdown




Statistical Resources on the Internet for Psychology

SMSU PsychStats statistical resources on the web.   Sponsored by The Psychology Department at Southwest Missouri State University.   Constructed by David W. Stockburger.



Other Helpful Psychology Resources on the Web

 E-Help.com  Psychology and psychological testing resource page maintained by Peter Migaly

National Library of Medicine  the world’s largest biomedical library of supplemental resources

Psychology and Human Development Bibliography Internet resources (and more)

list maintained at Vanderbilt University

 Free Associations Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere

 Psychiatry.Com  site that provides information about mental retardation

and psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and psychiatry and the law. It also

hosts websites relating to psychiatry for a variety of organizations and services.

 Psych Web This Web site contains lots of psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology.  Organized by broad subject area.

 Institute of  Psychiatry Library Kings College (largest psychiatric

library in Western Europe)

PsychClassics    Classics in the History of Psychology’  by C. D.

Green of York Univ.

 Rhodes.edu Compilation of  resources (Rhodes College)

Internet Mental Health  Internet Mental Health is a free

encyclopedia of mental health information.


 PsychCrawler  a product of the American Psychological Association

that provides quick access to quality content in the psychology field

WWW Virtual Library (Psychology)



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