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Psychology Research Guide

This guide is designed to help SNHU users finding research on psychology related topics.

Mental Health


The following resources on mental health can help you narrow your topic, learn about the language used to describe these psychology topics, and get you up to speed on the major advancements in this field.

Mental Health Subject Headings


You may find it helpful to take advantage of predefined subjects or subject headings in Shapiro Databases. These subjects are applied to articles and books by expert catalogers to help you find materials on your topic. Learn more about subject searching:

Consider using databases to perform subject searches, or incorporating words from applicable subjects into your keyword searches. Here are some mental health subjects to consider:

  • anxiety
  • counseling
  • depression
  • mental disorders
  • personality
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • therapy

Mental Health Example Search


Not sure what you want to research exactly, but want to get a feel for the resources available? Try the following search in any of the databases listed above:


"Mental Health" AND Psych*


There isn't just one accepted word for this area of psychology, so we use OR boolean operators to tell the database any of the listed terms are relevant to our search. We use parenthesis to organize our search, and we stem or truncate the word psychology with the asterisk to tell the database that any ending of the word, as long as the letters psych are at the beginning of the word, will do. This way, the word psychological and other related terms will also be included.

Mental Health Organization Websites