General Psychology

Psychology Reference Works with Wiley

Psychology Reference Works with Wiley

What reference resources does Wiley offer?

Single-Volume Reference. Our Handbook series and other single-volume reference series provide a critical introduction to new areas of study and offer field-defining collections of essays from key scholars.

Two-Volume Reference. Our two-volume reference sets off in-depth exploration of special topics in psychology.

Multi-Volume Reference and Encyclopedias. Wiley Blackwell’s publishing program includes a number of comprehensive multi-volume reference sets. Explore some of our key reference works here:

Reference in the Classroom

A recent study conducted by Wiley showed that many students have difficulty delving into the research literature when preparing research assignments. Prepare your students for success by incorporating reference sources in your teaching and resources for your students.

For more classroom resources, explore the TED Studies materials created in partnership between Wiley and TED.


How can I use these resources to help my students?

Your students look to you to help them improve their research skills and help them enter the scholarly landscape of your field. Here are some ways to help your students find and use high-quality resources instead of questionable Internet search results in their research.

Provide suggested resources. Provide your students with a list of suggested resources when you assign research projects. Include key journals, single-volume reference, and multi-volume reference. Encourage them to start with encyclopedia-like resources to learn baseline information about their research topic instead of starting with sources such as Wikipedia.

Assign readings from other sources. Teach your students that narrative textbooks are not the primary source of knowledge in the academic research community. Supplement narrative survey texts with primary document readers or assign journal articles and chapters from reference volumes—and discuss those reading assignments in class.

Encourage students to join the scholarly community Encourage your students to subscribe to social media, RSS feeds, and other notifications from publishers and key societies in your subject community. Show them that their subject community is a vibrant, active collection of scholars and researchers who are excited about their work. For Wiley content, encourage them to subscribe to our @WBPsychology and journal email alerts.

Help your students know their library. Make sure your library has critical reference resources that your students can use in your courses—and then make sure your students know where to find them! Make sure your students are familiar with how to use your library’s online portal and know how to find online and print resources, either in the library or through programs such as Inter-Library Loan.