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Library Resources and Services for Dr. Randall Richardson's Research Project - Resources for Research on Different Forms of Persuasion


Library Resources and Services for Dr. Randall Richardson's Research Project

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Randall Richardson's Fall 2019 research project. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones of relevance to topics in social psychology, clinical psychology, business market research, advertising, psychotherapy, and self-help. The guide also includes a section describing research consultation and assistance services and options for document retrieval and delivery available to all members of the Teachers College community.

Online Catalogs


EDUCAT - The most definitive record of the holdings of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, including books, e-books, journals, e-journals, dissertations, media, and other specialized collections of all kinds.

CLIO Catalog

CLIO Catalog - A union catalog of Columbia University Libraries (exclusive of the libraries of Teachers College, the Columbia Law School, and Jewish Theological Seminary), providing the most definitive record of individual libraries' holdings of books, e-books, journals, e-journals, dissertations, media, and other specialized collections of all kinds.


WorldCat - A union catalog of the contents of over 10,000 libraries worldwide, providing the means to do exhaustive searching by author, title, subject, and numerous other criteria and to find locations for specific items in libraries nearby and elsewhere.  WorldCat is also freely accessible on the Web at

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are the official subject terms prescribed by the Library of Congress for the cataloging of books and are in use in essentially all academic libraries. To find works relating to social psychology, clinical psychology, business market research, advertising, psychotherapy, and self-help and related subjects, it may be useful to use some of the subject terms, or combinations of terms, listed below when searching the online catalogs of libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University, and other institutions.

  • Advertising [HF5801-HF6182]
  • Advertising -- Psychological aspects [HF5822]
  • Attitude change [HM1186-HM1201 (Social psychology)]
  • Clinical psychology [RC466.8-RC467.97]
  • Marketing [HF5410-HF5417.5]
  • Marketing -- Psychological aspects
  • Marketing research [HF5415.2] (Use for Market research)
  • Mental health promotion
  • Mental illness -- Alternative treatment
  • Mental illness -- Prevention
  • Mental illness -- Treatment [RC475-RC489]
  • Motivation research (Marketing) [HF5415.34]
  • Opposition, Theory of [BF455 (Psychology)]
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
  • Persuasion (Psychology) -- Social aspects
  • Psychology, Applied [BF636-BF637]
  • Psychotherapy [RC475-RC489]
  • Self-help groups [HV547 (Social service)], [RC488.8 (Group therapy)]
  • Self-help techniques [BF632 (Psychology)]
  • Social marketing [HF5414]

For an overview of the call number system used in our library and many other academic libraries, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline page.

Periodical Indexes

Psychology/Psychotherapy Databases

APA PsycNET - Single search interface for PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and PsycEXTRA; provides access to 100+ journals and 3,500+ books in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

PsycINFO (CU) - Covers the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Advertising/Marketing Databases

ABI/INFORM Global (CU) - Covers the contents of over 1,800 "premier worldwide business periodicals for information on advertising, marketing, economics, management techniques, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more."

Business Abstracts with Full Text (CU) - Provides indexing and abstracting of articles from over 800 English-language business magazines and trade and research journals, plus the full text of selected periodicals.

Business Source Complete (CU) - Provides full text for over 10,000 scholarly business journals and other sources, including more than 1,150 peer-reviewed business publications, and more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. Coverage includes educational administration, management, and leadership and related topics.

Biomedical Databases

CINAHL Plus with Full Text - The online version of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, providing full text for more than 750 journals indexed in CINAHL from 1981-present.

MEDLINE - MEDLINE covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 3,900 journals published world-wide. Our library makes the database available via the Ebsco platform; ISI Web of Knowledge Medline (CU) and Ovid MEDLINE (CU) are also available via Columbia.

PubMed (CU) - "Provides access to over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."

Social Science Databases

Communication Abstracts (CU) - A comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 244,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of communication discipline and depth encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline.

Social Sciences Full Text - Provides coverage of English-language journals across social science disciplines, with indexing from 1983, abstracting from 1984, and select access to full text from 1984 to the present.

SocINDEX with Full Text (CU) - Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. The database contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908, more than 830 books and monographs, and over 16,800 conference papers.

Sociological Abstracts (CU) - Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, covering such major areas as culture and social structure, family and social welfare, history and theory of sociology, radical sociology, rural and urban sociology, and the sociology of the arts, business, and education.

Education Databases

ERIC - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs. In addition to this version, made available via the ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site and through Ebsco ERIC.

Education Full Text - Provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.

Education Index Retrospective - Provides cover-to-cover indexing for an international range of English-language periodicals and yearbooks; coverage from 1929 through mid-1983.

Education Research Complete - Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Premier - A multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals. See also Academic Search Complete (CU), a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.

JSTOR (CU) - An online archive of over 1,200 leading scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles.

Periodicals Archive Online (CU) - Archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

ProQuest (CU) - Provides broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly journals, newspapers, dissertations, and other types of publications; for international coverage and access to full texts of dissertations only, search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, a subset of ProQuest.

Federated Search Engines

Super Search

Super Search (via Gottesman Libraries) - To search some or all of our periodical indexes, plus EDUCAT and CLIO, simultaneously for books, journal articles, reports, dissertations, etc.

Quicksearch (CLIO)

Quicksearch (via Columbia University Libraries) - To search the catalog, multiple periodical indexes, and other web resources simultaneously within a variety of subjects and disciplinary subcategories.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar - Provides the means to search for scholarly research across many disciplines and sources:   articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Print Resources

The Blackwell Encylopedia of Social Psychology (1995) (see also electronic version in E-Resources)

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (2007) (see also electronic version in E-Resources)


The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (CU) - This resource describes itself as "the definitive resource for all students, teachers and researchers of social psychology eager to know more about a particular phenomenon, concept, or theory. Each key topic is addressed by internationally recognized authorities, making the encyclopedia both comprehensive and authoritative."

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (CU) - This resource comprises "more than 600 entries chosen by a diverse team of experts to comprise an exhaustive list of the most important concepts. Entries provide brief, clear, and readable explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology."

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (CU) - This key reference work comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (2nd Edition) - In more than 650 entries covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing (CU) - Published in 2010, "with 360 entries from over 500 global experts, the Encyclopedia offers one of the premier business reference sources available worldwide . . . Authors from across the world offer their expertise on topics from global e-business to customer-centred organization."


Entirely Online Materials

Ebook Central - Online books across a range of subject areas; searchable, under Browse Subjects, by Health and Medicine (then Psychology, then psychology / social psychology) Social Science, and various sub-topics, and by author, title, and other criteria.

PEP Web (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Archive) (CU) - Provides access to an extensive archive of both books and journal articles, including the full text of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Freud's letters to his major collaborators, major works of other major psychoanalytic authors, and the full text of many premier English-language journals in psychoanalysis.

PsychiatryOnline (CU) - Provides access to the full text of journals published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (APPI), including the American Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Neuropsychiatry. - A collection of online training videos for mental health professionals, this streaming library provides "clinical demonstrations along with interviews, discussion and voiceover commentary that allow one to learn from the master therapist’s clinical rationale and approach."

Handbooks of Research

Print Resources

Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology, 3rd Edition (2007)

Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology, 3rd Edition (2001)

Handbook of Clinical Psychology (2008)

Handbook of Integrative Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Medicine: Perspectives, Practices, and Research (2010) (see also electronic version in E-Resources)


Handbook of Integrative Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Medicine: Perspectives, Practices, and Research - "Text on interdisciplinary treatment and assessment of, among other clinical topics, brain-derived behavioral, cognitive, and neurological disorders ... [A] comprehensive textbook written by world-renowned experts in their field."

Handbook of Social Psychology (CU) - The second (2013) edition of this handbook "provides a broad overview of the field of social psychology and up-to-date coverage of current social psychological topics. It reflects the recent and substantial development of the field, both with regard to theory and empirical research."

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology (CU) - This updated (2014) edition "synthesizes writing on clinical psychology since the late 1960s in one volume. With updated information from the DSM-5, it comprises articles from the foremost scholars in clinical psychology, providing even and authoritative coverage of the research, practice, and policy factors that combine to form today's clinical psychology landscape.

Psychologists’ Desk Reference (2nd Edition, 2005) - An important clinical psychology handbook comprising 140 chapters divided into 11 sections covering assessment and diagnosis; psychological testing; individual psychotherapy and treatment; couples, family, and group treatment; child and adolescent treatment; biology and pharmacotherapy; self-help resources; ethical and legal issues; forensic matters; practice management; and professional resources.

The SAGE Handbook of Advertising (CU) - Published in 2007, this resource "includes contributions from leading academics based in both the UK and the USA. [The editors] Tim Ambler and Gerald J. Tellis achieve their aim of setting advertising and the theory that underpins it in its historical and societal context, show-casing the most significant advertising research questions of our time and pointing readers in the direction of future avenues for fruitful investigation."

The SAGE Handbook of Persuasion: Developments in Theory and Practice, Second Edition (CU) - In this resource, published in 2013, "persuasion is presented . . . on a micro to macro continuum, moving from chapters on cognitive processes, the individual, and theories of persuasion, to chapters highlighting broader social factors and phenomena related to persuasion, such as social context and larger scale persuasive campaigns. Each chapter identifies key challenges to the area and provides research strategies for addressing those challenges."

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology (Second Edition) (CU) - This 2017 publication "provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography."

The SAGE Handbook of Social Marketing (CU) - This 2011 publication states: "For academics, this book will fill the gap in comprehensive social marketing literature, while being of interest to policymakers and graduate marketing and health studies students alike as it explores the idea that tools used to market fast-moving consumer goods and financial services can also be applied to pressing social problems, such as HIV/AIDS and global warming."

Wiley Online Library (CU) - Provides full-text access to reference works in the social sciences and humanities; see research handbooks and companions in Psychology and other subject areas. Notable titles include the Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Group Processes, the Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes, and the Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology.

Reviews of Research

Current Overviews of the Literature

Annual Reviews (CU) - Reviews of topics in biomedical, physical, and social sciences published as annual journals; see series for Clinical Psychology, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology, and others.

Citation Indexes

Databases for Tracing Responses to and the Influence of Authors and Writings

Google Scholar - Provides the means to search by author or publication title, and indicates and provides links to works that have cited the documents retrieved.

Scopus (CU) - Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.

Web of Science (CU) - Comprising the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, the Science Citation Index Expanded, and other sources, this database supports searching by topic, author, or publication name, and is also a major means for doing cited reference searching to find articles that cite a person's work.

Digital Archives

Online Digitized Collections

Academic Commons - Columbia University's online repository, where current faculty, students, and staff can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research.

Internet Archive - A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies, and music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.

PocketKnowledge - The social archive of Teachers College, including unpublished manuscripts and archives from the library's collections, documents from other departments and administrative offices College-wide, and the work of TC students, faculty, and researchers.

Bibliography and Citation Management Programs

Software for Organizing Your Research

Citation Management Software - An extensive description of and guide to the use of Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, courtesy of Columbia University Libraries.

Library Services

Ask A Librarian

Ask a Librarian - To explore a variety of kinds of research support: submit an email reference query to librarians onsite; request a research consultation with a Gottesman librarian; review frequently asked questions via the library's Knowledge Database.

Course Reserves

E-Reserves - Provides online access to digital course readings, including e-journal articles and book chapters, as well as call numbers for physical course reserves materials (books, DVDs, videos, etc.).

Document Delivery

Document Delivery - The means to recommend items for purchase and/or to request from other libraries materials (books, book chapters, dissertations, journal articles, etc.) not available through the Gottesman or Columbia University Libraries.

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