Psychology - Recommended Sources


Developed by MIT Press, MIT CogNet is an online resource for the brain and cognitive science community’s scientific research and interchange.

Since 2000 MIT CogNet has become an essential resource for those interested in cutting-edge primary research across the range of fields concerned with understanding the nature of the human mind. Individual and institutional subscribers to MIT CogNet have access to a comprehensive platform which includes pre-eminent resources from several fields, such as artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and education. The platform provides an ever-growing electronic collection of relevant books, journals, conference proceedings, calls for papers and grey literature, and provides searchable access to ten major reference works published by the MIT Press; 480 MIT Press books in full-text PDF; the full text of six MIT Press journals; and abstracts from more than 25 journals from other publishers like Cambridge University Press, the British Psychological Society, Kingston Press, Ltd. and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

Access to the Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy & Education 2012 e-book collection.

Collection of Psychology ebooks

Additional Sources

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

• NHS - Behind the Headlines not in Discovery 

Your guide to the science that makes the news.

Access the full text of books about quantitative and qualitative research methods and many more social science research topics.

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