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Psychology

In Print at Spiva Library

These books can be found, by the call number indicated, in our Reference collection located on the 3rd floor.

Reference Sources

Reference sources are usually items such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, almanacs or yearbooks that contain an overview of a topic or brief factual information that is generally subject specific.

Why Use Reference Books?

Use reference books to:

  • Get an overview of your topic
  • Get ideas for a research paper
  • Find keywords to search with
  • Find important authors on your topic
  • Find important works on your topic

Reference works are a good place to start, but typically should not be cited in your research. The only exception is when reference works contain primary and secondary sources (like collections of documents and essays).

Accessing eBooks Off Campus

To access the full-text of ebooks from off-campus you must be a current MSSU student, faculty or staff member with a username and PIN.  If you don't know or can't remember your Missouri Southern Username or PIN, please contact the IT Help Desk.

eBooks - available full-text online, anywhere, anytime

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