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American Psychological Association (APA)
With over 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. More than 50 sub-organizations of the APA are listed under Association Info > Divisions of APA.
Conference information is often included on the web pages of Professional Organizations. (See above)
Provides access to a comprehensive collection of funding sources for academic research. Pivot compiles pre-populated researcher profiles and matches them to current funding opportunities in the Community of Science database.
Main Research Questions (Hot Topics)
This Thomson Reuters site tracks trends and performance in basic research areas.
Provides access to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference sources that can give you background information on your topic. See Topic Pages and create Concept Maps.
Primary vs Secondary Sources
- Report of scientific discoveries
- Results of clinical trials
- Social and polotical science research results
- Factual, not interpretive
e.g results of a clinical trial to treat ADD by modifying diet
- Analyzes and interprets research results
- Analyzes and interprets scientific discovers
e.g. book about ways to treat childhood ADD without drugs
Source: Research Help: Primary vs Secondary Sources. Randolph Memorial Library, Borough of Manhattan Community College. http://lib1.bmcc.cuny.edu/help/sources.html
Primary Publications: Finding Books
Melvyl Catalog (All UCs)
Search for books at UC Merced, other UC campuses, and libraries outside the UC system.
Mental Measurements Yearbook
The Library has volumes Fourteen, Sixteen and Seventeen of Mental Measurements Yearbook. Mental Measurements Yearbooks are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. Find these books in the library stacks under Call Numbers BF 431 .M46 2005, BF 431 .M46 2007, and BF 431 .P53 2001.