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SAILS, Learning Resources Center's online catalog contains all the books and other materials that the Library purchases. Use it to search for a specific author or title or to compile a bibliography on a specific topic. The Learning Resources Center uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. To find books on a particular subject, use the Keyword search option. Then look at the subjects under which it has been cataloged to find additional items on the subject.

Massachusetts Virtual Catalog

The Virtual Catalog is the easiest way to get a book if you can't find it in the SAILS online catalog. The Virtual Catalog is the combined catalog of Bridgewater State College, CLAMS Library Network, Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing, Inc.(C/W Mars), Fenway Libraries Online (FLO), Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, MetroBoston Library Network, Minuteman Library Network, North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), Old Colony Library Network (OCLN), SAILS Library Network (SAILS), University of Massachusetts, Boston, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Westfield State College

After doing a search in SAILS, you can click the "Search the Virtual Catalog".   You can also click on the link for the Virtual Catalog to log into the virtual catalog directly.

The Virtual Catalog allows library users in good standing to:

  • Simultaneously search several library catalogs.
  • Request items that are unavailable at any SAILS Library.
  • Have a total of 5 active requests at any time.

Credo Reference

Listed below are some of the titles available in Credo Reference under the heading of "Psychology".

The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology
Completely revised and updated, this new edition of the best-selling Penguin Dictionary of Psychology explores the latest developments in psychology, psychiatry and related fields, including new material on neuroscience and social psychology.

Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology
The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology is a comprehensive and authoritative study covering the field of applied psychology. It includes articles on various aspects of this subject. Each article (from Academic Failure, Prevention of to Youth, Employment of) provides a focused description of the given topic, intended to inform a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from research professionals through to students and the interested general public. The articles are self-contained and can be read in isolation, but there is a general scheme linking related topics by means of cross-referencing.

The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science
Named "Reference Book of the Year" by the American Library Association, The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science sets a new standard for psychology references. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect all developments in psychology that have occurred since the publication of the second edition. It was edited with the guidance of 36 consulting and associate editors (including 17 past presidents of the American Psychological Association) and now contains many new entries in all major categories of psychology - written by esteemed authorities in their fields. It provides comprehensive coverage from Acquired Drives to Z-score, from conduct disorders to shamanism.

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology
This Dictionary provides biographical and bibliographical information on psychologists (from Norman Abeles to Thomas d'Zurilla) from all over the world from 1850 to the present day. All branches of psychology and its related disciplines are featured.