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Psychology Subject Guide: Books and eBooks

This guide will give information on books, ebooks, databases and other useful resources.


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All the books in the library are organised first by number (which corresponds to a subject area) and then alphabetically by author’s surname. Use the library catalogue to search for books from your reading list.

To help you get started, the first box below provides a few selective helpful numbers – consult your reading lists and course material for more detail on your recommended texts; for assistance in using the library catalogue, please use this guide.


These numbers may be helpful for finding books in the following subject areas:

150 - Psychology

150.15195 - Statistics in Psychology

150.72 - Research (Methods) in Psychology

150.9 - History of Psychology

152 - Biological Basis of Behaviour

‚Äč153 - Cognitive Psychology

155 - Developmental Psychology/Lifespan Development

155.2 - Personality and Individual Differences 

302 - Social Psychology

302.35 - Organisational Behaviour/Workplace Psychology

616.89 - Abnormal Psychology


You can also access some relevant material by using the eBooks available through the library. The following key texts from your reading lists are available in eBook format.

Gravetter, F.J.J. & Forzano, L-A.B. (2012) Research methods for the behavioural sciences. 4th ed. 

Hogg, M.A. & Vaughan, G.M. (2011) Social psychology. 6th ed. 

Pierce, W.D. and Cheney, C.D. (2013) Behavior analysis and learning. 5th ed.

There are more eBooks available by searching in the following databases or by searching in the library catalogue:-

APA PsycBOOKS - user guide.

Dawsonera - user guide

EBSCO eBook Business Collection - user guide

Safari Books Online - user guide.


Communications from the library

Please note all communications, from the library, concerning renewal of books, overdue books and reservations will be sent to your N.C.I. student email account.