Journal Articles

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The following are some core journals in psychology in the Carleton University Library collection.

Note: The Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Psychology Committee has developed a database approach to ranking journals in psychology. This database analyzes psychology titles using citation metrics; useful for collection development or for general "rankings" of psychology journal titles based on citations metrics. Use alongside "Impact Factor" from "Journal Citation Reports" to "rank" journal titles in psychology.

For a more complete listing of core journals in various areas in Psychology see:

General Psychology

Acta Psychologica

Advances in the Study of Behavior

American Journal of Psychology

American Psychologist

Annual Review of Psychology


British Journal of Psychology

Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science

Canadian Psychology

Current Directions in Psychological Science

Current Psychology

Journal of General Psychology

American Journal of Psychology

Psychological Bulletin

Psychological Record

Psychological Report

Psychological Review

Psychological Science


Cognitive Psychology

Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition

Applied Cognitive Psychology

Brain and Cognition

Brain and Mind

Cerebral Cortex


Cognitive Brain Research

Cognitive Linguistics

Cognitive Neuropsychology

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Science: a multidisciplinary journal

Consciousness and Cognition

Human Brain Mapping

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

Journal of Cognition and Development

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Journal of Consciousness Studies

Language and Cognitive Processes

Learning and Memory

Learning, Memory and Cognition

Machine Learning

Memory and Cognition

Minds and Machines

Neural Computation

Pragmatics and Cognition

Spatial Cognition and Computation

Thinking and Reasoning

Topics in Cognitive Science

Visual Cognition

Developmental Psychology

British Journal of Developmental Psychology

Child Development

Developmental Psychology

Developmental Science

Journal of Adolescence

Journal of Adult Development

Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Journal of Genetic Psychology

Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Merrill-Palmer Quarterly

Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

Psychology and Aging

Research on Aging

Social Development

Youth & Society

Forensic Psychology

Behavioral Sciences & the Law

Criminology: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Criminal Justice and Behavior

Crime and Delinquency

Journal of Forensic Sciences

Law and Psychology Review

Legal and Criminological Psychology

Law & Human Behavior

Psychology, Crime & Law





Data & Statistics


Data & Statistics

To search for Canadian Census Data, use Beyond 20/20

For instruction on how to use this database, consult the handout "Using the Beyond 20/20 Data Browser to Locate Census Data".

Odesi is a digital repository for social science data, including polling data.

A few guides will help you nagivate Odesi:

Finding, Subsetting and downloading a survey

Searching for variables

To cite data & statistics, consult the recommended guides.

For more information on data, contact the Data Centre.

Government Information

Canada - Federal: 

We have an extensive print collection of Canadian federal official publications dating from the Province of Canada period. The Library has been a selective depository for federal government publications since the 1950s and selects the majority of available material of research interest. To find print publications, use our catalogue and limit search to 'Government Information'.

For more  information, consult the  Canadian Government: Federal webpage.

Canada - Provincial: 

We have a large collection of provincial and territorial government publications including annual reports, legislative debates, commissions of inquiry reports, budgets, and public accounts and statistics. For more information, see Canadian Government: Provinces and Territories Library webpage.


We have a rich collection of resources for the study of the City of Ottawa, its history, geography, economic conditions, and social and cultural life.

To search for these resources in our Library, consult the guide on "Finding Government Publications in the Catalogue"


Consult the webpage on Foreign Government Information.



Some of the following webpages may be useful:

International organizations

League of Nations

United Nations

World Bank

State of the world's cities provides links to information about municipal government from official sources as well as non-governmental organizations that collect municipal data.


Psychology Gateways:


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Personality and Social Psychology:

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