Films on Demand is a popular PCC Library subscription database which provides streaming video on various subjects. Think of it like YouTube, without the funny cat videos. Click on the link below to access the video database. There are a number of videos on the subject of Abnormal Psychology. If you are accessing them off-campus you will be asked to provide your MyPima username and password.
NOTE: These videos are better viewed by using the Firefox or Chrome browsers.
There are 2 databases that can get you started on gathering general, big-picture overviews about your topics, from specialized encyclopedias.
Gale Virtual Reference Library includes a number of specialized encyclopedias related to psychology:
Encyclopedia Britannica is a great all-around general database.
What exactly do we mean by "Abnormal Psychology?" How is it defined? One succinct definition is: A branch of psychology devoted to the study of the classification, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and disabilities. Also called psychopathology. (Source: Oxford Dictionary of Psychology)
The following topics are generally considered some parts of the field of Abnormal Psychology:
First, you need a research question or a research statement. To begin your research, select the keyword(s) in your question/statement that are closest to your topic.
EXAMPLE: What are the causes of excessive hand-washing?
What keywords could you use?