Psychology Research Guide

This page lists only subject-specific resources for Psychology. General information about searching for resources is available on the Guides page and in the options at the right (or at the bottom) of this page.

Related Guides

Psychology Terms and Topics

APA Dictionary of Psychology: “More than 25,000 authoritative entries across 90 subfields of psychology.”

APA List of Psychology Topics: Includes term definition, related topics, links to research, and related reading.

DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Mookini Library physical copies: RC 455.2.C4 D536

  • Closed Shelves: ask at Circulation Desk
  • Reference Collection: Library Use Only
  • General Collection: 1st floor (Lower Level)

Writing Academic Journal Articles

A Brief Guide to Writing the Psychology Paper (.pdf) by Harvard College Writing Center

Understanding Academic Journal Articles

Journal Articles

See the Find Articles page for general information about finding magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, including how to:

  • search specialized databases
  • understand the difference between a scholarly journal and a magazine
  • request articles that are not immediately accessible

Psychology-Focused Journal Article Databases

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Also search some of the General Databases and related Subject Area Databases:
UH Hilo General | UH Hilo Subject Area || HawaiʻiCC General | HawaiʻiCC Subject Area

  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    Over 500 journal titles indexed, many with full-text.
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) (Hawaiʻi CC access)
    Over 500 journal titles indexed, many with full text.
  • PsycNET (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    An index to literature in psychology. Contains the full text of articles and books from the publications of the American Psychological Association, entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology, and citations to journals, books, reviews, and dissertations from other publishers.
  • PTSDpubs (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    This database, formerly called PILOTS, is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. The database provides citations and abstracts (not all full-text) to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma.

Dissertations and Theses

The library has access to the full-text of many theses and dissertations, most of which have extensive lists of references. Some examples of material available in full-text:

Avitia, Alicia.  Trauma, Resilience, and Social Support of First-Generation College Students. University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. 2020.

Moevao, Lovina H.  Alternative education with at-risk adolescents in Hawaiʻi: A follow-up study on Lanakila Learning Center students. University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. 2008.

Johns, Edward M.  Drag families in Hawaiʻi: Exploration of Māhūwahine social support systems. University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. 2009.

Tresky, Shari.  Gender Sensitive Counseling, Gender Role Values Conflict and Session Evaluation Among Female College Students in Rural Hawaiʻi. University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. 2010

Vrooman, Victoria.  The acceptance of domestic violence in the local culture of Hawaiʻi. University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. 2015. 

Dissertations and Theses from ProQuest (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
Online access to full text of doctoral dissertations and graduate theses from universities around the world, including all campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi.

Citation Style

APA Style Guidelines