Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Online Resources

How can you use the library to search for psychology-related material? Is a Psychology major right for you? What kind of training programs are there? What sorts of work do people do with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in Psychology? Browse these links for useful information (and talk to your faculty advisor):

  • Library Resources for Psychology (link to the Science Library's Psychology Resource Guide)
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • PsychWeb. Here is one of those sites which will help restore your faith in humanity: this site is a marvelous service to psychology majors. Many career paths are suggested. You can learn what a Forensic Psychologist does, how to become a sports psychologist, etc., etc. It is updated frequently. There have been over 2.5 million visits: try it.
  • Psi Chi Help Manual (SUNY Albany) by the undergraduate psychology honors society, for info on the psychology major and careers in psychology
  • The Social Psychology Network lists links to psychology topics, career and graduate school options, research tools and resources, and more
  • U. S. Government Office of Postsecondary Education lists financial aid resources.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook lists the wide variety of careers in psychology
  • Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs lists current training programs nationally.
  • http://clinicalpsychgradschool.org/ This is a very helpful web site for undergraduate students interested in attending graduate school in Clinical Psychology.
  • http://www.careersinpsych.com/ This seems like a good starting place for students who may not know what career options are available to them. There is a broad range of career and educational opportunities included on this site, but it does not go very in-depth into these different areas.  It would be best as a place to start the career search.
  • https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/careers-in-psych  This seems helpful in that many professionals have posted writings about their specific area of work, and what that looks like in their own life. This is helpful to get a first-hand account of a certain career, and some detail the steps they took to get there (i.e., graduate school, licensing exams). There are also some "specialty topic" posts like how to balance family and career, what can a student do with only a Bachelor's degree, and the sort. 
  • http://beginnersguidetocollegesuccess.com/  This is less psychology specific, and more general tips to becoming a more effective/efficient college student. It seems to be written by a college professor, and he is essentially passing down wisdom about study habits, advising appointments, etc. This is the less formal of the three links and is set up more like a blog, but could still be useful for students who may be looking for guidance about more general topics related to being a student.