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This guide is your starting place for research in the field of psychology.

The Library has Subject Guides for most of the programs at KPU.

In these guides, librarians have brought together the best library and web resources to research in your area of study.

Use the grey tabs to find information and links to different resources.

If you still need help after looking at these resources, Ask A Librarian.

Overview of Library Resources

If you are new to KPU, this video will give you a quick overview of the most popular library services & resources on our website.

Please note, due to Covid-19, the group study room booking mentioned in the video is not available at this time.

The Library's Welcome Guide for New Students will probably answer most of the questions you have about the Library.

Summon Search

The Summon (search box below) a quick way to search most of the Library's collection at once.

The video here will give you a quick how-to intro to Summon.

If you aren't finding what you need, check the other tabs on this guide to find specific databases & other online information resources.



This video will give you some tips on how to pick a topic, as well as picking the best words to use when searching for information on your topic.

If you are still stuck, you can look in the review journals below, which talk about research trends in psychology. Or check out the next tab, which has links to books about famous studies, and topics with a lot of research articles in psychology.

Annual Review of Psychology - The "most cited", "most downloaded" and "top scoring reviews on Altmetric" on this website, will give you an idea of the popular research areas.

Clinical Psychology Review - You also want to look at the "top cited" and "most downloaded" lists here. Note: this is a subscription journal so you'll need to use your KPU login to access it off campus.

Not finding what you need?   

From our Ask Us page you can:

  • Email a Librarian
  • Text a Librarian
  • Chat with a Librarian
  • Book a Virtual Appointment with a Librarian
  • Phone the Library

Library employees are monitoring the queues above and will respond to you as soon as possible.

Go to the Ask Us page