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Finding Books

The main library catalog provides information on all the materials that the library owns; videos, and music recordings, in addition to books. 

I-Share is the shared catalog of the over 70 university and college libraries that belong to the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).  You can use the I-Share catalog to see if books, videos or DVD’s are available for you to request to be sent here.  (You use a different procedure to get copies of articles.)  Items available in the I-Share catalog can be requested directly through a catalog link for delivery to Bradley at no charge.

Worldcat is the 3rd library catalog provided.   Worldcat is catalog that lists what materials are available through thousands of libraries located all throughout the world.   If a book, video  or DVD is not available through the Bradley library or I-Share, then Worldcat has a built in form for borrowing the item through the interlibrary loan office.

Psychology Index/Databases

Internet Resources


  • A - Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug AbuseREF RC 564 .N667 2002 Good source of information on this topic. Includes definitions and explanations of drug slang.
  • Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences REF BF 31 .E52 2001 This four volume set serves as a concise and handy reference for individuals interested in the topics of psychology and behavioral sciences.
  • Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology REF BF 636 .E52 2004 This three-volume set contains but is not limited to topics such as aging (geropsychology), assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial/organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology.
  • Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders REF. RC553.A88 T87 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy REF RC 489 .B4 E485 2005 This three-volume set provides a thorough examination of the components of behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings.
  • Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders REF QP 376 .T87 2002 Containing more than 800 entries, the volume also includes three directories (of self-help, professional and governmental organizations), a glossary, and an extensive list of references. An index facilitates access to the wide range of terms that are covered.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders REF RC 437 .G35 2003 This two-volume set provides a good overview of mental illness, psychotherapy, and other treatments.
  • Oxford Companion to the Mind BF 31 .O94 2004 This one-volume encyclopedia covers all aspects of the human mind and related disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, biology, philosophy, and medicine


  • APA Dictionary of Psychology REF BF 31 .V295 2007
  • Campbell's Psychiatric Dictionary REF RC 437 .H5 2004
  • Dictionary of Behavioral Science REF BF 31 .W64 This dictionary covers words and terms in all areas of psychology, including terms in the disciplines of psychiatry, biochemistry, psychopharmacology, and clinical practice.
  • Dictionary of Psychology REF BF 31 .C65 2006
  • International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis REF RC 501.4 .D4313 2005
  • Students Dictionary of Psychology REF BF 31 .S64 2003 Introduces basic concepts of psychology


  • Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment REF BF 176 .C654 2004 Four volume set includes information on modern technology and new assessment devices.
  • Handbook of Child Psychology REF BF 721 .H242 2006 This work presents a comprehensive overview of child psychology. Topics covered include history, theory and methods, infancy and developmental psychobiology, cognitive development, socialization, personality, and social development. Four volumes.
  • Handbook of Counseling REF BF 637 .C6 H365 2001 Contains 43 chapters organized into six major areas, including foundations of the field, settings and interventions, and research.
  • Handbook of Innovative Therapy REF RC 480.5 .H2765 2001 2nd edition.
  • Handbook of Interpersonal Communication REF BF 637 .C45 H287 2002 Key theoretical and methodological issues of interpersonal communication, including verbal and non-verbal behavior, situational and cultural influence, and temporal processes are included in this revised 3rd edition..
  • Handbook of Multicultural Counseling REF BF 637 .C6 H3174 2001 Contains information of interest in counseling, clinical psychology, and multicultural counseling. Name and subject indexes are included.
  • Handbook of Psychology REF BF 121.H1955 2003 Twelve volume comprehensive encyclopedia and handbook devoted to psychological topics.
  • International Handbook of Psychology REF BF 21 .I62 2000 Provides convenient way to find authoritative, up-to-date information about psychological knowledge and research around the world
  • Psychology Research Handbook REF BF 76.5 .P795 Provides guidance in planning, designing and carrying out research and data analysis. Describes how to obtain research grants.

Additional Reference Books

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) REF RC 455.2 .C4 D54 1994 Fourth edition of the "ultimate mental health reference." Used by practitioners requiring diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, dementia, and delirium, as well as for sleep, mood, somatoform, and dissociative disorders.
  • Ethical Conflicts in Psychology REF BF 76.4 .E814 2003
  • Mental Health Diagnostic Desk Reference REF RC 455.2 .C4 M86 2001 A visual guide that will help users learn and apply the DSM-IV system. 2nd edition.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook REF BF 431 .B8 This regular series publishes reviews of psychological tests.
  • Psychologist's Desk Reference REF RC 467.2 P78 2005 The 2nd edition of this title contains 140 small and concise entries..
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, BF76.7 .P83 2010 (several locations) Style manual of choice for psychology professionals.
  • Tests in Print REF BF 431 .B82 T47

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