PSYC 20700 Statistics in Psychology

Principal Periodical Databases

PsycINFO -- This is the first place to start for most research in psychology. Created by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO contains more than 3 million citations and abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and other materials. The earliest citations date back to the nineteenth century, and the most recent are less than a month old. Almost all of the material you will find will be peer-reviewed.

STEM databases.
  • MathSciNet
    MathSciNet contains millions of items and direct links to original articles from over 1,800 journals. Bibliographic data from retrodigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s. Access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications from 1940 - present.
  • ScienceDirect
    Full-text scientific, technological, medical journals; subjects covered include biology, biochemistry, business management and accounting, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, nursing, physics, psychology, education, and communication. Includes access to selected full-text reference books. Indexing/Abstracts to additional titles.
  • JSTOR
    Covers journals in many disciplines, including psychology and statistics. Especially useful for older articles. Recent coverage (one, three, or five years, depending on the journal) will not be available for most journals.
  • MEDLINE (EBSCO)
    MEDLINE is the primary biomedical journal citation database. MEDLINE (EBSCO) provides links to some full-text articles

Frequently Used Statistics

Statista
A statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources.  The content is purely aggregated statistics, geared towards business and marketing statistical needs, with a focus on current awareness.  Easy-to-use infographics and tables are available for download as images to insert into presentations.

American FactFinder
Current population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the US Census Bureau.  Includes the Annual Survey of Manufactures, Economic Census, Current Population Estimates, Business Patterns, and American Community Surveys.  The Guided Search walks you through each step in picking the data and/or geographies you want to download.

Data USA
The most comprehensive visualization of U.S. public data. Data USA provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge.  The software code is open source - users can build custom applications by adding other data.

SPSS

  • SPSS Official Manuals
    The official manuals for version are free to the public online from SPSS website.
  • SPSS Tutorial
    Prepared by UCLA's Academic Technology Services. Includes a Starter Kit for beginners, plus help for advanced topics related to data analysis models.
  • SPSS Syntax
    "For those who want to take full advantage of SPSS's power!"

Data Sets in the Social Sciences

These are a few of the sources for publically available data sets.

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APA Style for Works Cited

There are several copies of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth edition, 2010) at the reference desk in the library.

APA has its own APA Style website with both quick answers and tutorials.

In addition the IC Library has a couple online guides that will help you figure it out:

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