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Research Guide to Psychology: Web Sources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching psychology


MLA-style and APA-style guidelines change over time, especially for citing sources accessed electronically.  For the most up-to-date information about how to cite sources correctly, visit these pages:

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These are open-access websites:

American Psychological Association (APA)
News and more from the country’s preeminent association for psychology and related fields

APA Online Psychology Laboratory
Highly interactive resources for teaching and learning psychology

BBC Future: Psychology 
Reporting on psychology from the BBC

Center for Evolutionary Psychology
UC Santa Barbara’s Center publishes research, news, and provides access to Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer

Classics in the History of Psychology
Historically significant documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines

Discovering Psychology
Annenberg Learner's companion website to the video series and telecourse

‚ÄčNIMH: National Institute of Mental Health
Information about mental health from the National Institutes of Health

WHO: Mental Health
Statistics and other information about mental health from the World Health Organization

TED Talk

Martin Seligman on positive psychology

Martin Seligman talks about psychologyas a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become (23:42)?

For more information about this subject or this speaker, visit this talk at

More TED talks

For more talks on psychology topics, visit

Ted Talks Tag >Psychology


Ted Talks Themes > How the Mind Works

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