check out current research topics at the Association for Psychological Research,
and subscribe to PeePs*!
*Particularly Exciting Experiments in Psychology™ (PeePs) is a free summary of ongoing research trends common to six APA journals that focus on experimental psychology.
Reference Material in the form of subject dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks typically provide background essays, definitions, broad overviews of various topics, or other pertinent facts.
These can be found in specific encyclopedias - use the library catalog to search for psychology encyclopedias, or use one of these resources:
Or, try a database that carries multiple encyclopedias: