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This guide provides descriptions of commonly used library resources for research and scholarship in the field of psychology.

Wellness Exchange

The NYU Wellness Exchange Hotline is available 24/7 by calling: 212-443-9999. Students can access this private hotline, to contact professionals for help with day-to-day challenges or other crises, including:

  • depression
  • sexual assault
  • anxiety
  • alcohol and drug dependence
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • eating disorders
  • other mental health issues

If you just need to talk, or call about a friend, the Wellness Exchange is there to listen. Not ready to call? Send an email to:

Online: Students in Crisis: Handbook for Faculty and Staff



This guide gives an overview of materials and resources available at NYU Libraries for research in psychology. There are other guides to more specific areas listed to the left.

Use the tabs above for help finding background information, articles, and more.


Ready to jump in? Here are the top 4 things to know about starting your research in psychology:

1. Article literature is indexed in the main psychology database, PsycINFO. PsycINFO comes on two different search platforms:

Both platforms have the same PsycINFO content, just different search interfaces. PsycNET is a little more user friendly, while Ovid has more advanced features.

2. Get background information by using a reference work in the field, such as:  

3. Manage all the materials you find from various sources using a bibliographic management tool to save, organize, and format your citations.

4. Ask me when you get stuck! I'm here to help you with your research needs, just use one of the contact modes to the right to get help.


Psychology at NYU in NYC

Subject Librarian

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Stephen Maher
Bobst Library
Mezzanine, 1M-04B
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2490