Library Collection of Research Abstracts
Psychologists are trained
as researchers as well as clinicians. The internet is a very powerful vehicle for
library research and provides psychologists a wonderful opportunity to expand our
knowledge to help our clients. Speaking only for myself, I wish I could say I
understand everything I now am easily able to find and that what I understand always turns
out to be useful to my clients. I'm not that competent and life is not that simple.
It's a shame (especially after all that education). On the other hand, I am
developing a swell collection of abstracts from my Medline data base searches.
Endowed with 90MB of server space that is this Website, I've not been able to resist
including the fruits of my recent library research labors for anyone who is
interested. Each topical
button will one day take you to a directory where you can look through an incomplete
and inconclusive collection of scientific abstracts on various aspects of that interest
area. In other words, use what you read here to help you start reading more about a
topic; not for making a decision about it. Remember, these abstracts are
not full articles, just summaries of articles (authors are generally more equivocal in
their full text).
If you want to do more
than read about the cutting edge of clinical research, mercy, rethink your
position; especially if your plans included a do-it-yourself project. Life is
dangerous enough. Let me take this golden opportunity to urge you to use just
slightly less abandon and put yourself in the hands of a clinical trial investigator
for a safer experience. Here's even where you can find a bunch of them:
To Home Page of John J. Herr, Ph.D.
[This page last edited on 11/27/99]