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Research Guide for Origins of American Obesity (Bio Sci 104-6): Getting Started


Dictionaries help to clarify terminology by providing definitions of terms. These can also be a good source of potential keywords for searches in the catalog or databases.

  • APA Dictionary of Psychology.
    Publisher: Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007.
    Location: MAIN Reference
    Call Number: 150.3 A639
  • The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology.
    Publisher: Leiden: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
    Online Access: click for full text
  • A Dictionary of Psychology.
    Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
    Online: via click for full text
  • The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology. 3rd. ed.
    Publisher: New York: Penguin Books, 2001.
    Location: MAIN Core
    Call Number: 150.321 R291p 2001
    Online: via click for full text


Encyclopedias provide background information on key concepts, theories and measures to help you better understand the field. Encyclopedia articles typically provide references to further readings where you can find additional detailed information on your topic.

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