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CIIS Research Guides

Drama & Expressive Arts Therapy Research Guide (CIIS Library)
Guide for researchers in the fields of drama therapy and espressive arts therapy. Includes search tips, databases, key journals, organizations and more.

Somatics Therapy Research Guide (CIIS Library)
Guide for researchers in the field of Somatics therapy. Includes search tips, databases, key journals, organizations and more.

Literature Indexes and Full Text Collections

Annual Review of Psychology
Provides full text access to the Annual Review of Psychology from 1950 to 2005.

Archive of Research in Archetypal Symbolism
This is an encyclopedic collection of 17,000 alchemical images and corresponding study sheets that draw on East-West traditions from 50,000 BCE to 2,000 CE .  Selected subjects of special interest for the CIIS community include: psychology, anthropology, archaeology, expressive arts, drama therapy, somatics, archaeomythology, mythology, theology, thealogy, spirituality, religion, philosophy, ecology, and cosmology.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCO)
Contains references from biomedical and social sciences worldwide on the growth and development of children through the age of 21. This database includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927 – 2001 (by the Society for Research in Child Development) plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues. Includes abstracts of articles from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations.

Classics in the History of Psychology (Internet)
Includes the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines. Over 25 books and 200 articles and chapters, in addition to links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites. The CHP Special Collections are sets of documents focused on a particular topic in the history of psychology. Each Special Collection is edited by a professional in the field who brings together a number of related and historically-signficant primary source documents, interspersing them with short essays setting them in their intellectual, institutional, and broader social contexts.

International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (Internet)
Three-volume encyclopedia summarizes the sexual attitudes and behavior patterns of thirty-two countries. Written by 170 sexologists in the respective countries and cultures, each entry explores such areas as heterosexual relationships, children, adolescents, adults, gender-conflicted persons, unconventional sexual patterns, contraceptions, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, sexual dysfunctions, and therapies. It also includes sexual issues for older persons and physically and mentally challenged individuals.

ProQuest Psychology Journals (ProQuest)
This database provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.

PsycARTICLES (ProQuest)
Includes full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. Date coverage is from 1894 – current.
Search PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO together.

PsycBOOKS (ProQuest)
PsycBOOKS, from the American Psychological Association (APA), contains full-text access to books and book chapters from over 1400 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. This database has one record per chapter (more than 10,000 total); each chapter a separate PDF document. Includes most scholarly books published by APA from 1806 – current, as well as 100 out-of-print books and an additional 70+ classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology. For recent books there may be an embargo period of 2 – 5 years.

PsycINFO (1806 – current) (ProQuest)
PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linquistics, anthropology, business, and law. Coverage includes international material selected from more than 1800 periodicals professional journals, chapters, books, reports, theses and dissertations written in over 25 languages, and over 8 million cited references in 185,000 journal articles, books, and book chapters. The database is updated weekly.
Search PsycINFO and (the full-text) PsycARTICLES together.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing - PEP Web (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing)
PEP-Web contains the complete text and illustrations of 72 journals in psychoanalysis, 100 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and Editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the 19 volume German Freud Standard Edition Gesammelte Werke. It contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1871 through the present. There are 75 videos that are professionally transcribed and full-text indexed. PEP-Web also includes continuing weekly additions to IJP-Open, where you can view papers submitted to the International Journal of Psychoanalysis before peer review and before the process of development and selection, and participate in the discussion.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Full text of more than 550 full text journals, including more than 525 peer-reviewed titles. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. The database is updated daily.

Instruments, Tests & Measurements

Mental Measurements Yearbook (in paper - Ref BF 176 .B87 year)
The Mental Measurements Yearbook series contains information to evaluate test products within psychology, education, business, and leadership. All Mental Measurements Yearbook entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing, population, scores) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts.

Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests Available in Compilation Volumes (Internet)
Compilation of tables of contents from approximately 140 different collections of testing resources. Includes psychology, education, and other disciplines. Contains basic information about the tests; does not contain the full text of the tests.

NOTE: Be sure to also search our catalog for books, videos and dissertations on mental measurements, as well as searching our journal databases for any published tests and review literature.

Organizations of Interest

American Psychological Association (Internet)
Based in Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

American Psychological Association Practice Organization (Internet) contains news, press releases, HIPAA compliance information, legislative action, and more. The APA Practice Organization promotes the professional interests of practicing psychologists.

Psychology Videos

Counseling and Therapy in Video (Vols. I & II) (Alexander Street)
Online collection of video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling over 730 hours and more than 700 videos. Includes filmed footage of actual therapy sessions, re-enacted therapy sessions, and scripted sessions designed by counseling professionals to illustrate common issues and scenarios that arise during courses of therapy. Also includes consultations by experts in particular courses of therapy advising other therapists on the application of their methods, as well as lectures, presentations, and interviews that feature well-known therapists discussing their own work and issues affecting the larger fields of mental health and wellness. Volume I includes content that provides a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. Volume II both updates and expands upon the first collection, with special emphasis on contemporary topics such as family therapy, child therapy, geriatric therapy, play therapy, weight control and eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, narrative therapy, social construction, art therapy and more cognitive behavioral.Features include the ability to select short clips for presenting and to create playlists.

CIIS Psychotherapy VHS and DVD Video Collection (CIIS Library)
The Laurance S. Rockefeller Library has assembled a sizeable collection of videotaped psychotherapy sessions, addressing a wide range of counseling situations, populations, approaches, and issues. Two multi-format video players (VHS or DVD) in the Library are dedicated to the viewing of these and other CIIS videos; they may also be checked out for one week by students, faculty and staff (and for two weeks by distance students).

Web Guides

Current Topics in Psychology (Internet)
This Internet directory provides a well-organized, quick reference collection of articles, Web sites, and research tools.

Humanistic Psychology Research Portal (Internet)
Provided by the Association of Humanistic Psychology, a Web page with articles on topics in humanistic psychology.

Psyc Central (Internet)
News, connections, drug information, blogs, listservs, diagnostic information and quizzes, community support and more. Includes an annotated and rated directory of psychology and mental health resources on the Internet.


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