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This volume provides an extensive annotated bibliography for advanced high school through doctoral students and practitioners researching in the field of psychology. The book opens with a discussion of reference works, handbooks, journals, and books in general and distinguishes between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources. At sixty pages, the second chapter is by far the largest contribution to the text. The alphabetical arrangement, by psychological subfield, identifies major works in those subfields. Industrial and organizational psychology, geropsychology, and neuropsychology--fields predicted by the APA to be on the rise--were included. Chapter 3 introduces online databases that support current research in psychology and related fields, namely medicine and education. A handful of figures are provided; most appear in this chapter and illustrate online search strategies via the EBSCOhost PsychINFO interface. Other database interfaces cited by the author were not similarly illustrated. Chapters 4 through 14 follow the alphabetical arrangement of chapter 2 and reference materials germane to psychological tests and measures, theses, dissertations, bibliographies, government documents, biographical materials, directories, style guides, diagnostic manuals, career information, book reviews, and museums/archives. Entries overlapping multiple categories are repeated. The work represents a wealth of information and includes an item number index. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Undergraduates through faculty and professionals. --Brenda G. Turner, Faulkner University
Author notes provided by Syndetics
Deborah Dolan is associate professor of library services and subject specialist for psychology at Hofstra University. She has an M.A. and doctoral credits in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.L.S. in library science from Queens College, City University of New York. She has taught various psychology courses at University College of Maryland, State University of New York at Old Westbury, and Nassau Community College. Since 2001, she has been teaching information literacy to and conducting research consultations in psychology with undergraduates, doctoral students, and faculty at Hofstra University. She has published articles within library science and psychology.