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Psychology Research Guide

Use this guide for coursework in Psychology.

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  • Select Advanced Search screen - this allows you to control your search to specific fields
  • Select the fields  you want to search ex., title, author, subject  and fill in the information
  • Limit your search to Books under  "Material Type" listed on the right side of the screen. You can  limit your search by language and date. You can  further refine your search by using available options listed under Filter My Results 
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Other Catalogs

For library materials not available at QC or CUNY, searching other catalogs might be helpful. Here is a brief list: 

WorldCat - searchable online catalog combining thousands of library holdings from around the world. Can help to verify citations, find books on certain subjects, identify subject headings, and where to locate certain books, serials, DVDs, and more. 

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Online and print reference sources

APA Style Resources

Dissertations and Theses


Many databases cite doctoral dissertations but as a general  rule, the Library does not acquire doctoral dissertations. In rare cases when the Library purchases a dissertation, it is  treated as a " library book" and it is cataloged and shelved as such. To find out if the Library owns a particular dissertation, in OneSearch, search for  author and title.  Check CUNY/Graduate Center for  CUNY dissertations which might be available there.  

WorldCat lists dissertations available at other libraries, and these might be available for loan. Check WorldCat holdings prior to requesting specific dissertation via Interlibrary Loan. 

Dissertations not available otherwise, can be purchased via the ProQuest Dissertation Express .


A limited number of QC student theses and capstone projects are available in the Library. To find current theses holdings and call numbers, use  Advanced Search feature of OneSearch :

  • For theses from various departments: select  Any field and type, using quotation marks,  the following phrase:  "thesis. m.a. queens college". Under  Material Type, select: Dissertations 
  • Theses must be requested at the Borrowing Desk - provide staff with the exact call number listed in OneSearch.

Non-QC theses might be available for loan via Interlibrary Loan. Check WorldCat for availability.