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- American Psychological AssociationThe website of the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, whose "mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives."
- Careers in PsychologyIncludes an extensive database of careers in all fields of psychology as well as a collection of interviews with experts in the field.
- Codes and Standards for Using TestsProfessional standards, codes and guidelines that address psychological testing and assessment practices. From the Buros Center for Testing.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)Includes educational resources, statistics, and a Health Topics section with information on mental illnesses, as well as information on funding opportunities for research
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Mental HealthIncludes mental health information, data and statistics.
- Resources for Teaching Social PsychologyAn annotated collection of links to resources and ideas for teaching social psychology and related course. Organized by topic.
- PsychWebPsychology related information for students and teachers
- American Psychiatric AssociationWebsite of the world's largest psychiatric organization whose "member physicians work together to ensure human care and effective treatment of all persons with mental disorders." Includes information for students, physicians, researchers and the public.
- Encyclopedia of PsychologyProvides access to information in numerous areas of psychology
Evaluating Non Scholarly or Web-Based Sources
A resource can still be credible even if it isn't scholarly. There are several questions you can ask to determine whether a non-scholarly source or website is reliable and appropriate to use in your research.
- Purpose: What is the purpose of the source? Is it to educate and inform, or to persuade?
- Authority: Who is the author of the resource? What are her or his credentials?
- Accuracy: Is the information presented factually accurate? Does the resource list or link to its sources?
- Timeliness: How current is the information? When was it last updated?
- Scope: Does the source present information in an overly simplistic way, or does it seem more deeply engaged with its subject matter?
Website EvaluatorNeed help determining whether a website is reliable, relevant and appropriate for your research? Try this useful tool.