References Resources:


A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

A Dictionary of Psychology

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness


Credo Reference (articles from almost 900 reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias)

Britannica Academic Edition (a general encyclopedia aimed at college students)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (a small set of reference resources on various subjects)

Oxford Reference (almost 900 reference resources, such as subject-specific encyclopedias, in all subjects)

Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)

Periodical Article Databases



Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (full-text articles from almost 400 journals in the social sciences)

Social Sciences Full Text (full-text articles and citations to articles in core journals in economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (over 500 full-text scholarly journals)

MEDLINE with Full Text (full-text articles from nearly 1,500 medical journals)

ERIC (probably the most comprehensive database in education; covers thousands of periodicals and other resources focusing on the field of education, but, compared to other education databases, does NOT provide a high percentage of full-text journal articles)

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association


Academic Search Complete (one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects)

Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (magazine articles in all subjects)


Converse’s Mickel Library Catalog

Psychology Ebook Collection (335 eBooks in the Psychology collection of Oxford University Press’ University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO).

Ebook Central (ProQuest) (over 200k academic books)

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (over 130k academic books)

PASCAL Delivers (combined catalog for South Carolina’s college/university libraries)

WorldCat (combined catalog for most U.S. college, university, and public libraries)

Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (2.5 MILLION FULL-TEXT DISSERTATIONS/THESES [1997 – ] as well as 5 million citations to dissertations/theses, from thousands of universities around the world)

OpenDissertations (citations to dissertations/theses from the early 20th to the present; OCCASIONALLY provides a link to the COMPLETE DISSERTATION/THESIS)

Periodicals Available at Converse

Interlibrary Loan/PASCAL Delivers

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