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A Notice about New Resources for Social Psychology

August 19th, 2010 by David Michalski

The University Library has acquired the fifth edition of this classic reference source which offers “historical, integrative, and penetrating surveys on the topics that constitute the discipline” of Social Psychology.

Handbook of social psychology 5th edition.
Edited by Susan T. Fiske, Daniel T. Gilbert, Gardner Lindzey.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2010.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HM1011 .H37 2010 Lib Use Only

This handbook is complemented by these other important sources.

Handbook of social psychology

Edited by John Delamater.
New York : Springer, c2006.
( Handbooks of sociology and social research)
Online to Faculty, Students and Staff: :
Use VPN when off campus:

Encyclopedia of social psychology

Edited by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2007.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HM1007 .E53 2007 Lib Use Only

Social psychology : handbook of basic principles

Edited by Arie W. Kruglanski, E. Tory Higgins.
New York : Guilford Press, c2007.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HM1033 .S637 2007 Lib Use Only

If you need help locating other resources in Psychology and Sociology visit our Subject Guides pages or contact David Michalski, Social and Cultural Studies Librarian.

New Online Reference Resources – CQ Electronic Library

August 3rd, 2010 by


The Library has added several new titles to our CQ Electronic Library collection of  essential resources for the study of American Government and politics, and congress .  In addition to The CQ Researcher, a weekly analytic tool devoted to one topic with references (ideal for term paper research),  and CQ Weekly, which tracks current congressional issues,  the following new titles are now available at:

CQ Almanac (back to 1945)
CQ’s Politics in America
Congress and the Nation
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History
Guide to U.S. Elections
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court
Historic Documents
Political Handbook of the World
Washington Information Directory

More titles are to be added as they are published later this year.

New Database! LexisNexis Statistical Insight

August 3rd, 2010 by

LexisNexis Statistical Insight is a new database that combines Index and abstract records previously available from print indexes:  American Statistics Index (ASI), Index to International Statistics (IIS) with records from 1973 forward available.  LexisNexis Statistical Insight enables easy access to statistics produced by the U.S. government and international organizations.   The database includes thousands of statistical tables as well as abstracts, or summaries, of statistical publications and some full text.

Statistical Insight enables searching in indexed statistical tables, publication titles or abstracts to find where data in published.  The library has many of the indexed publications in print or electronic format.  Many of the entries are accompanied by tables in spreadsheet format, or pdf versions of the tables.

The new index was licensed beginning with the new fiscal year.

Please ask about training sessions at the end of August if you are interested in seeing how this database works.

Redalyc: Acceso Abierto for Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal

August 3rd, 2010 by David Michalski

The Redalyc academic publishing system has greatly increased access to Spanish and Portuguese language journals, allowing UC Davis researchers even more opportunities for international collaboration. 


Redalyc is a network of academic journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences from Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. Many of these journals are open access. The project is supported by the State Autonomous University of Mexico (UAEM), with the aim of contributing to the dissemination of scientific activity that occurs in and about Latin America.