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This subject research guide serves as a roadmap to the psychology resources available at the Rutgers University Libraries

Getting Started with Using the Rutgers Libraries to do Psychology Research

Welcome to the Rutgers University Libraries. Our goal is to provide the collections and services that are to be expected from a major research library, and to make sure we are serving the needs of our university community. Psychology materials, at one time, were mainly housed at the Library of Science and Medicine on the Busch Campus-with collections also housed at the Newark and Camden campuses. Now, many of our journal (and many ebook) collections are online and available remotely to all researchers at all locations.  So, please use the search box on the front of the library website (QuickSearch) to access the materials that you will need-before traveling to the library. You may use QuickSearch to find both books, journals, articles and other scholarly content. Much of what you likely need for your research will be found online, and if we don't have access to (or own) any other material you need, we also provide rapid delivery of any material (to your email in the case of articles).  Please contact Laura Mullen via the contact box at the right, if you need any assistance, or have suggestions to offer. Thank you.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty at Rutgers have a liaison librarian that is usually a subject specialist. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the libraries collections and services, I would be happy to speak with you. I build the psychology collections and provide reference services in psychology and in sciences. Please refer to the "Faculty Services" portion of our website for general information about reserves, borrowing, and other specific library services.

Please email me at anytime.

For Psychology Students

Psychology students will find that the Rutgers libraries have a great collection of books, journals, and other types of resources for use in writing papers, doing research, or finding background reading for coursework. If you have any questions at all as you use the library, librarians are available to help you. We all enjoy working with you, and welcome emails, phone calls, chat, or visits to our reference desks. "Ask a Librarian" is our popular online help portal, but we may still be found in the libraries as well. Don't wait until time is short to "ask a librarian" about any assistance that you might need. Let me know how I can help!

Welcome to the Psychology Research Guide

Welcome to the Psychology Research Guide. This guide has been prepared for use with the Rutgers University Libraries' collections and services. Hopefully you will find that Rutgers Libraries have excellent content in your research area -as well as the services to quickly obtain any materials we do not happen to own. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you might have. I would be happy to assist you. Please start with any of the red tabs just above this message. Thank you.

Other Subject Guides Useful to Psychology

In addition to this Psychology subject guide, there are other guides that researchers might find useful. Please see the following resources authored by other Rutgers librarians:

Tutorials on Doing Research in the Rutgers Libraries

...more Rutgers-specific tutorials coming soon; thanks for your patience!

Library News of Interest to Psychology

This section will be used to relay any important messages about new psychology resources or library issues. Please contact Laura Mullen with any questions or suggestions:

1.The New Brunswick Libraries are offering a series of open workshops on topics on research tools and methods in Data Analysis, Digital Humanities, and more.

If you are interested in a chronological list of all workshops, click here to see descriptions, times, and to register:
If you are interested in viewing the workshops by topic (Python for Data Analysis, Digital Humanities, Qualitative Analysis (Nvivo), and Statistical Software (SAS, R)], click here to see descriptions, times, and to register:
These workshops are offered  in the Library of Science and Medicine (LSM) and Alexander Library.  Hope to see you there!

Links to resources, screencasts, and other information can be found here:

2.. ICPSR Summer Program Diversity Scholarship

The ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is excited to announce the 2019 Diversity Scholarships. These scholarships provide funds to support training in statistics and quantitative methods for incoming and returning graduate students from underrepresented groups in any academic discipline, with the objective of improving their academic performance and optimizing their professional advancement. Applicants must be enrolled in universities based in the United States.
The Diversity Scholarship is a waiver of registration fees to attend one or both of the Summer Program’s 2019 four-week sessions (held in Ann Arbor, Michigan). Recipients of the Diversity Scholarship will also receive a stipend for travel, lodging, and living expenses.
Applications are due March 31, 2019. Please refer to the Diversity Scholarship application page for more information and to apply, or contact or (734) 763-7400.
Support provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and the Office of the Provost.
About the ICPSR Summer Program
Founded in 1963, the ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. Participants in the ICPSR Summer Program learn how to understand data and gain valuable research skills that help them to advance their education and careers. 
From May through August 2019, the ICPSR Summer Program will offer more than 80 courses in Ann Arbor, Michigan and other cities around the world. Registration is now open for all courses.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is offering funds to support training in statistics, quantitative methods, research design, and data analysis at the 2019 ICPSR Summer Program. 
The following ICPSR Summer Program scholarships are open to students (unless stated otherwise) in the specified disciplines, fields, or areas of research.  All ICPSR Summer Program scholarships cover the registration fees for one or both four-week sessions in the 2019 ICPSR Summer Program. The application deadline for all 2019 ICPSR Summer Program scholarships is March 31, 2019. For more information, visit or contact the Summer Program at

3.. RUL has acquired the APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology. You may access it by clicking on the "Encyclopedias" tab above this guide, or by searching the library catalog through the books and media tab on the library website. Search there by title: APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology

4.. For information on the University's Open and Affordable Textbook program, please see:

5. The Rutgers Open Access Policy went into effect on Sept. 1, 2015.

Please visit the SOAR website for information on the policy, the Senate resolution, to deposit your work, or to request presentations, consultation, or other services.

This Rutgers Open Access Policy ensures the widest dissemination of Rutgers scholarship via the SOAR (Scholarly Open Access at Rutgers) website and suite of services. Depositing work in SOAR, which is crawled by Google, allows articles to circulate worldwide on the internet. Researchers without access to subscriptions will be able to access the results of Rutgers research. When an article is accepted for publication (post peer review, all revisions complete), Rutgers faculty, doctoral students and postdocs should upload the author version (typically a Word doc or PDF) to SOAR at SOAR staff take care of researching all permissions and handle other issues. Please send all inquiries about the OA policy or SOAR to Laura Mullen at lbmullen(at) All questions welcomed!

6. Open Access/Open Data journal from APA

APA is publishing a pioneering open access, open data, open methodology journal, "Archives of Scientific Psychology."  For information, please see:

7. Open Access Textbooks: many sources under the Open Educational Resources tab above
Check out this open access textbook builder for psychology: Knowledge Evolved/Noba (more info under tab "Open Educational Resources (OERs)" See:

Also, see the tab above labeled "Open Educational Resources" for more open textbook resources. There are many good sources of quality open textbooks listed under the OER tab above.

8. Newly Acquired Psychology-related Databases at RUL (please click "view all databases" ini the search box on the library homepage for the alphabetical list:

Mental Measurements Yearbook (with Tests in Print)

Springer Ebooks in Behavioral Sciences

Added content to Counseling and Therapy in Video

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

Search Tip: Start your search for a few good Psychology articles right in the large search box (QuickSearch) on the library homepagex on the library homepage under the "Articles and more" tab.

Behavioral Sciences Librarian; Open Access Specialist

Laura Bowering Mullen's picture
Laura Bowering Mullen
Rutgers Library of Science and Medicine
165 Bevier Road
Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8009 (email is the best way to contact me)

For access to selected publications, please see:

Psychology Librarians by Campus

For inquiries related to behavioral sciences/psychology services or collections in New Brunswick/Piscataway,

please contact Laura Bowering Mullen at

For inquiries about behavioral sciences/psychology  services and collections in Newark Dana Library,

please contact Ann Watkins at

For questions about behavioral sciences services and collections at our Camden Paul Robeson Library,

please contact: Katie Elson Anderson  at

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