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Evaluating Web Sites
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Recommended Web Sites
Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900
"This permanent online exhibit from the National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division provides a concise overview of pre-20th-century US psychiatry." -- Choice Reviews Online, August 2009
Classics in the History of Psychology
"The site provides access to approximately 450 original documents and includes a topic bibliography to group related documents. The site covers classic documents in a broad range of disciplines, among them biology, philosophy, education, ethics, child development, sociology, and history in addition to psychology. The Google search engine, added in 2002, permits searching by author or topic." -- Choice Reviews Online, Sept 2009
Gateway to government science information and research results. Searches content on authoritative science websites and on federal science agencies' databases.
American Psychological Association: Topics
Information compiled by the APA on topics in Psychology.