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Psychology Subject Guide

  • American Psychological Association Logo the APA website is a packed with information related to all aspects of psychology.  Explore the website for more information about the field, career opportunities, resources, and more.

  • NIMH LogoNIMH offers brochures and fact sheets on mental disorders and related topics for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public.


  • PsychOpen publishes a wide range of psychology journals covering a variety of psychological topics. All journals conduct strict peer review and adhere to the highest scientific standards.

  • MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for YouWorld’s largest up-to-date medical library, brings information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in easy-to-read terms. Learn about latest medical research, view videos, or illustrations, look up treatments, and information on drugs or supplements.
  • Monitor on Psychology top banner April-May 2023

APA's magazine is a must-read for psychology educators, scientists, and practitioners.



  • Speaking of Psychology

    Speaking of Psychology is an audio podcast series highlighting some of the latest, most important, and relevant psychological research being conducted today.  Produced by the American Psychological Association.


  • APA Journals DialogueAPA Journals Dialogue is an audio podcast series featuring interviews with early career psychologists. In each episode, authors describe their findings, methodologies, and implications for future work.


  • Progress Notes: Keeping Tabs on the Practice of PsychologyProgress Notes is a podcast produced with practicing psychologists in mind. Episodes cover a range of topics that affect practitioners, including the financial and legal aspects of running a business.

Searching Tips & Techniques

Before you start your research, make sure to read the assignment to understand what your professor is requesting from your writing.  This is always a good idea, but it is especially useful for conducting searches in a field such as Psychology

Focus on the purpose and length of the paper to develop your thesis statement.  The shorter the paper length, the more narrow your thesis should be. 

Compile a list of potential keywords to help you in your research, think of synonyms, overarching topics, and possibly information from outside of the specific field - what was happening with government, culturally, philosophy, or other topics. 

  • Use common keywords such as psychology, mental health, or behavioral psychology.
  • Search by particular treatment or addictions, specific types of psychology, or counseling styles.
  • Combine keywords with topical word (e.g. psychology social anxiety, psychology depression, or adolescent psychology)
  • Browse the subject Psychology or Developmental Psychology  in the Library Catalog, OneSearch, eJournals, Databases, and even the Wyoming State Library.
  • If you are looking for a specific event or treatment, use the specific name. 
  • For best results, try an advanced keyword search using a combination of terms with any or all of your identified keywords.
  • Putting your search term within quotes (e.g., "Developmental Psychology") may produce more relevant content.

Find more Search & Writing Tips on our Writing Assistance Tab

Pro Tip - Once you have found a source that is perfect for your writing assignment, look at that book or article's sources.  The author has completed a lot of research on the subject.  Using the already researched items is a great way to work smarter, not  harder.

Another Tip - Use the filters on your searches.  These will appear on the left side of your screen after your initial search.  You will be able to refine your searches by content type, discipline, publication date, and more.