Why use psychology dictionaries and encyclopedias?
Reference materials like dictionaries and encyclopedias provide important background information for understanding your topics. If you can't clearly define the theories you are researching, you won't be able to understand the scholarly research. Use these materials before you start reading articles, and then revisit them when concepts are unclear.
Why use psychology handbooks?
Handbooks offer comprehensive overviews of topics, methods, and procedures, and can be helpful for guiding researchers through their projects.