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 a one to one advice contact your Academic Liaison Librarian. 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 key databases such as 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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Support during Coronavirus outbreak

Your Academic Liaison Librarian will still be available to support you online. You can get help with:

  • Finding and using Library resources
  • Literature searching
  • Referencing and referencing software
  • Troubleshooting access to resources
  • Finding data

Please feel free to get in touch by email or LibChat. We can also arrange online consultations. 

Or you can take a look at one of our online guides include our Library Guides or Library webpages

You can also look on our Library webpages to get updated information on the Library opening hours and borrowing during this period. 

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


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