Psychology Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.

Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.

Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. Drop by the library to get this information.

Online Databases

  • Online Databases

    Databases are available off-campus to registered members of the VMC community with exceptions marked below. From off-campus, log in using your VMC username and password.

    Health and Natural Sciences

    PsycINFO – Full text database of peer-reviewed sources for information in psychology, behavioral sciences, and mental health.

    PubMed Central – Full-text journal articles in medicine, biology, life sciences and psychology from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    · Psychology Collection- Gale Group database through NOVEL

    · Gender Studies Collection Full-text journal articles on all aspects of gender studies, including family and marital issues, health aspects, and culture.


    Academic OneFile – Full-text journal articles covering multiple disciplines.

    Academic Search Premier – Full-text journal articles covering multiple disciplines.

    Directory of Open Access Journals – Full-text, open-access journal articles in all subject areas and languages.

    Expanded Academic ASAP – Full-text journal articles and images covering multiple disciplines.

    General OneFile – Full-text journal articles covering multiple disciplines.

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context – Full text viewpoint articles, journal/magazine/news articles, statistics, image/video/audio files and primary source materials related to various current controversial topics.

Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.

Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.

Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!


Search for ebooks directly:

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Online Encyclopedias

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:

Britannica Online

Anatomy Atlases

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, 20th Ed.

Additional Resources

Internet Resources


An electronic archive for self-archive papers in the areas of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, biology and more.

Dedicated to promoting the field of psychology in research and supporting students, recent graduates and professionals in the field. Includes an encyclopedia of psychology.