Background Sources

The encyclopedias and other sources on this guide provide good overview information, including key search terms and often lists of more sources.
Additional print sources on Psychology can be found in the BF and RC call number area of the first floor Reference Room.

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Background Information

Child Development, 2002

Encyclopedia of Aging, (4 v.), 2002Also available in paper copy: Ref. HQ 1061 E53 2001

Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, 2nd edition, (4 v.), 2001Also available in paper copy: Ref HV5804 .E53 2001

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology, Ref LB1050.9 .E63 2008

Encyclopedia of Psychology, Ref BF 31 E52

Encyclopedia of Gerontology, 2nd edition (2007)

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law [2 v.], 2008

Handbook of Forensic Psychology, Ref HV 8073 H46

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, (2 v.), 2003

Psychology of Terrorism, Ref HV 6431 .P798 2002