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Psychology: Getting Started

Guide to resources in psychology and related fields.

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The purpose of this guide is to help you locate resources for researching psychology topics. if you have questions or suggestions regarding this guide, please use the contact information in the "Ask a Librarian" box to the left.

Reference Works

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks can provide definitions, summaries, or context to help you get started researching a topic. Textbooks can also give background information. Below are some reference books related to psychology from the UW Libraries.

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