Psychology: Overview


Welcome to the Psychology guide which highlights key resources and information in this subject area. Use the tabs above to explore.

If you would like one to one advice contact your Academic Liaison Librarian, Joanne McPhie. Please book an appointment or email I can help with using resources like databases and journals, literature searching, referencing and finding information and data.

For guidance on selecting and accessing key databases such as APA PsycInfo click on our databases tab.

Books are shelved over Floors 1-3, and all print journals can be found on Floor 3. If you want to browse, here are some key shelfmarks to get you started. Alternatively, to do a more thorough search, use the library search below.

Subject Shelfmark Floor
Developmental psychology BF309-499 1
Consciousness/cognition BF309-499 1
Personality disorders RC554-569.5 2
Psychoanalysis BF173-175.5 1

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Our discovery tool will look for books, journal articles and more in one quick easy search - a great place to start your research. For a more comprehensive search, individual databases offer greater functionality and give full access to a tailored suite of resources for your subject.

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Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing.

From June to mid September you can chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 1-4pm. Select the purple LibSmart Chat widget to begin the chat.

When term resumes in September you can join us in person at the LibSmart Point desk on the first floor of the Library between 1-2pm on weekdays, and chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 2-4pm. 

Occasionally, and outside of these times, your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.


APA/BPS Referencing

If you would like help understanding how to cite and reference with APA or BPS referencing contact your Academic Liaison Librarian. Or view our  quick guide to APA 6th or 7th edition


APA 6th edition quick guide

APA Referencing Guide

APA 7th edition quick guide

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