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Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (professional and consumer editions)
Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible.
American Psychological Association
The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
Association of Psychological Science
The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS)
The academic arm of the VPA, the Virginia Association for Psychological Science is dedicated to advancing psychology as a science, enhancing the teaching of psychology, and fostering high standards of ethics and training by providing the opportunity for the exchange of experience and research among psychologists through discussions, presentations, and publications as well as by educating the public about the purposes and goals of the science of psychology.
Virginia Psychological Association
The Virginia Psychological Association is a tax exempt organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Virginia dedicated to the advancement of psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting human welfare.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. It is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
The Encyclopedia of Psychology is intended to facilitate browsing in any area of psychology
Social Psychology Network
One of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching.
Evaluating Web Resources
Evaluating Internet Information
Google and other research engines are frequently the first place that people look for information. The internet provides useful, current and interesting information as well as very biased, inaccurate or incomplete information.
The following criteria may help you determine whether to use a specific web site for information.
- Look at the URL and determine the type of domain (.com, .edu, .gov, .org, etc.).
- Identify who created the site; this information may or may not be listed on the website.
- Find the author's or publisher's credentials; this information may or may not be listed on the website. On many websites, the section called 'About Us' will provide this information.
- Consider the purpose of the site.
- Find out when the site was created and how frequently it is updated. Check to see when was it last updated. Older information may or may not be useful to you.
- Determine if the website provides unbiased information and/or covers cover more than one side of the topic.
- Try to evaluate if the information factual or opinion.
- Consider whether the information can be verified elsewhere. Wikipedia is an example of an informational website that you might use if you can verify the data or facts in another reliable source.