PSYC 20700 Statistics in Psychology
Principal Periodical Databases
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
- Harvard Dataverse: the largest collection of s\ocial science data set in the country.
- Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. Includes politcal data, but also other areas such as Health and Retirement Study
- Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES): Transcripts and tools for using transcripts.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Use and Consumption Tables: Data sets and text files on alcohol use and abuse.
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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