LSCS Libraries | Research Guides | Research Guides - Montgomery |

Psychology

Jump to a section of this guide . . .

Getting Research Assistance Library Catalog Catalog Tips Databases Database Tips Websites


Print

Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Psychology BF1-990 Parapsychology BF1001-1389 Occult Sciences BF1404-2055
Aesthetics BH1-301

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Psychology & Mental Health REF BF636 .P86 2010
Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology REF BF204.6 .O95 2011
21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook REF BF131 .A15 2008
The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology REF BF698.95 .H36 2005
Find More

The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Psychology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Psychology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
The Belief Instinct BF51 .B47 2012
The Lab Rat Chronicles QL737.R666 L33 2011
The Recursive Mind BF701 .C665 2011
Vygotsky in Perspective BF109.V95 M55 2011

Find More Psychology Find More Parapsychology Find More Applied Psychology


To search the Library Catalog for books about Psychology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Psychology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
New Ideas about Eating Disorders EBSCO eBook
Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality netLibrary eBook
Increase Your Influence at Work EBSCO eBook
How Learning Works EBSCO eBook

Find More Motivation Find More Personality Find More Witchcraft


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Psychology or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Psychology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
This Emotional Life BF531 .T45 2010
Mind Control BF633 .M56 2010
Psychology, Criminality, and Incarceration in America HV6089 .P89 2010
The New Science of Learning LB1060 .N49 2009

Find More Psychology Find More Self-esteem Find More Personality


To search the Library Catalog for books about Psychology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Psychology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Psychology Today ePeriodicals Collection
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services Periodicals Collection
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry Periodicals Collection
The Skeptical Inquirer Periodicals Collection

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

STAT!Ref Full-text electronic medical library; over 30 titles including CPT,  ICD-9-CM, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer™ reference books.
Project Muse Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection Nearly 575 full-text publications, including some 550 peer-reviewed journals, in psychiatry, psychology, and related fields.
Films on Demand High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Digital Librarian—Psychology digital-librarian.com/psychology.html
American Psychiatric Association psych.org
American Psychological Association apa.org

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936 273 7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.edu Phone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: https://www.lonestar.edu/psychology-dept-montgomery.htm

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Karen Buckman, Lead Faculty karen.h.buckman@LoneStar.edu 936.273.7371 G121-E
Mike Devoley, Faculty Adviser michael.s.devoley@LoneStar.edu 936.273.6116 G221-E
Mike Green, Department Chair michael.j.green@LoneStar.edu 936.271.6108 G221-J


Would you like to suggest a resource? Contact Us!
preload menu background image