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What is Reference ?
Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and biographies help you find factual and background information about your topic.
It is advisable to look at more than one source of information to get the most information and to have a more balanced view of the topic.
Google and Wikipedia could be good places to start your search for general and initial ideas about your topic. But you will always have to use Library resources to get more credible information.
Need background information on Psychology? Use our below selected Reference Books:
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences by
Publication Date: Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, c2010
Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences.
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology by
Publication Date: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Group, c2001
Covers recent and historical phenomena, topics, concepts, cults, personalities, organizations, and publications associated with the fields of occultism and parapsychology. Includes over 2,000 biographies of prominent individuals and personalities in these fields.
Learning and Memory by
Publication Date: Oxford, UK ; San Diego, CA : Elsevier, 2008.
Presents a summary of the present state of research in the neurobiology and psychology of learning and memory.
Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science
Call Number: J 155.4:H236L
Publication Date: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2015
A reference for educators, policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience