Wikipedia:Visiting Scholars/Participating institutions/University of North Carolina

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About the University of North CarolinaEdit

UNC's Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) was founded in 1789, making it one of the oldest public universities in the United States. One of the original Public Ivy schools, it consistently ranks among the best universities. It is committed to making the best quality education and information available to the widest audience possible.

About the Department of Psychology & NeuroscienceEdit

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience was founded (as the Department of Psychology) in 1921. Its mission is "to engage in psychological research and scholarship of the highest quality and to provide excellent teaching and service, informed and enhanced by our efforts to discover, synthesize, and transmit knowledge." The department is rated as one of the nation's best by U.S. News and World Report, with the Clinical Psychology program in particular ranking #2 for 2017.

Overview of library resourcesEdit

Davis Library

UNC has a large library system that includes more than 7 million volumes. The Visiting Scholar working with UNC will have a university login which carries the same access to resources a student would have. Databases include Academic Search Premier, AccessScience, AccessMedicine, ACM Digital Library, American National Biography, Annual Reviews, ASSIA, BioMed Central, bioRxiv, Cochrane Library, eClinics, ERIC, F1000Prime, FMG Master Academic Collection, HAPI: Health and Psychosocial Instruments, JSTOR, Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print, ProQuest, PsycCRITIQUES, PsychiatryOnline,, PsycTESTS, PubMed, SAGE Knowledge, SAGE Research Methods, Tests in Print, Vascoda, and many others.

Position announcementsEdit

The University of North Carolina is current accepting applications.

UNC and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience would like to work with an experienced Wikipedian to improve articles about clinical psychological science, with a possible emphasis on evidence-based assessment (especially open access/public domain tools, rather than commercial products).

In addition to general library databases and other resources, the department has a collection of meta-analyses and systematic reviews, relevant to the focus area, which will be available to the Visiting Scholar.

This Visiting Scholarship is an extension of an existing project to improve public knowledge about evidence-based assessment. There may be opportunities to get involved in the project in other ways if the Scholar is interested, but these will remain completely optional and not part of his her her responsibilities as a Visiting Scholar.

This Visiting Scholars opportunity comes with a $350 honorarium.

The contact for this position is Eric Youngstrom.

To apply for this position, send a copy of your resume or CV to and head to the Visiting Scholars application.