This section describes resources available to you as a student of psychology at Carleton College. It includes information on books, journals, and equipment available for check-out; descriptions of faculty laboratories; links to campus resources like the Gould Library, the Internal Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Career Center; and links to professional societies and organizations.
For a full list of online databases geared toward Psychology, click here. Popular databases are highlighted below.
PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO Use these online databases to locate sources. PsycARTICLES searches journal articles with pdf's only (it's a sub-set of the PsycINFO. PsycINFO searches journals, book chapters, dissertation abstracts, and more.
ScienceDirect This online database is useful for multidisciplinary research.
Reference Works This link lists the general reference publications available in the library and online.
EndNote Use this resource as an on-line search tool, a reference and image database and a bibliography and manuscript maker.
Internal Review Board
If you are planning on doing research with human participants, you will be required to request approval through the Internal Review Board (IRB).
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
If you are planning on doing research using animals, you will be required to complete an approval process through the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Looking for an internship? Thinking about your career path? Considering graduate school? The Career Center is a great place to start! They have up-to-date information on everything related to employment, internships, and career paths during and after Carleton.
Societies and Professional Organizations
Consider browsing the websites linked below to get a sense of what goes on in the professional community. Most of these websites have job postings, salary indexes, graduate school and career information. Not all organizations are linked below.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- American Psychological Society (APS)
- Animal Behavior Society
- Midwestern Psychological Association
- National Science Foundation
- Sigma Xi
- Social Psychology Network
- Society for Neuroscience
Right Stat - Free iPhone app that helps the user decide which statistical test to use based on the data collected
Forensic Psychology Degree and Career Guide - This resource answers some of the most-asked questions by students such as:
- What level of degree do I need to be successful?
- What jobs are available with a forensic psychology degree?