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Psychology Subject Guide: Library Resources

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

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This guide will give you an introduction to finding information on psychology. You can use it to: 

  • locate books, eBooks and journal articles
  • search relevant databases
  • connect to useful websites 
  • reference properly and avoid plagiarism

The books in the library are organised first by number and then alphabetically by author's surname. Each book number corresponds to a subject area. Use the Library Catalogue to search for books from your reading lists and course material. If you need help using the Library Catalogue, take a look at our Finding Books guide.

Remember to consult your reading lists and course material for more detail on your recommended texts. To help you get started the numbers below may be helpful for finding books. You can take a look at the Library Map to see where the subject areas are located in the library

Psychology Subject Areas:

105 Psychology
150.15195 Statistics in Psychology
150.72 Research (Methods) in Psychology
150.9 History of Psychology
152 Biological Basis of Behaviour
153 Cognitive Psychology
155 Developmental Psychology / Lifespan Development
155.2 Personality and Individual Development
302 Social Psychology
302.35 Organisational Behaviour / Workplace Psychology
616.0019 Health Psychology
616.89 Abnormal Psychology

You can also access some relevant material by using the eBooks available through the library. You can access our main ebook databases here.

Recommended Psychology eBooks:

Gravetter, F. J., & Forzano L.B. (2011). Research methods for the behavioral sciences (4th intl. ed.). Dawsonera.

Howitt, D., & Cramer, D. (2014). Introduction to research methods in psychology (4th ed.). Dawsonera.

Hogg, M. A., & Vaughan, G. M. (2011). Social Psychology (6th ed.) Dawsonera. Pierce, W.D., & Cheney, C. D. (2013). Behavior analysis and learning (5th ed.). Dawsonera.

 

You can find more eBooks by searching the library catalogue or the following databases:

DawsonEra Books by DawsonEra

User Guide

EBSCO eBook Business Collection by EBSCO

User Guide

APA PsycBOOKS by EBSCO

User Guide

O'Reilly Learning by O'Reilly

User Guide

In order to access journal articles and other online material for your subject area, you can consult the recommended databases that are relevant to your particular subject area individually and are displayed below. For a full list of databases NCI Library subscribes to, go to A-Z Databases on the library webpage.

Recommended Psychology Databases:

Database & Subject Areas Access Through

Academic Search Complete
Subject Areas: Multi-disciplinary database including Education

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

APA PsycArticles
Subject Area: 
Psychology

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide
APA PsycExtra
Subject Area: 
Psychology

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

APA PsycInfo
Subject Area: 
Psychology

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

APA PsycTests
Subject Area: 
Psychology

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

Business Source Ultimate
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Management, Marketing, Psychology

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

ProQuest Business Premium Collection
Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing

Discovery

A-Z Databases

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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Subject Area: 
Psychology

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

SAGE Journals 
Subject Areas: Economics, Management, Marketing

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide
SAGE Research Methods

Includes over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos from SAGE’s research methods list.
Subject Areas: writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analysing data and writing up findings

A-Z Databases

User Guide

Scopus

Abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature review
Subject Areas: Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

You can access the journals below through the A-Z eJournals page or through Discovery.

Recommended Business Journals:

British Journal of Psychology (Database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection / Business Source Ultimate / Academic Search Complete)
Crime & Delinquency (Database: SAGE Journals)
Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health (Database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection /  Academic Search Complete)
Criminal Justice & Behavior (Database: SAGE Journals)
Journal of Interpersonal Violence (Database: SAGE Journals)
Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology (Database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection / Business Source Ultimate / Academic Search Complete)
Journal of Psychology (Database: ProQuest Business Premium Collection)
Personnel Psychology (Database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection / Education Research Complete / Business Source Ultimate)
Psychology Today (Database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection / Business Source Ultimate / ProQuest Business Premium Collection / Academic Search complete)
Sexual Abuse (Database: SAGE Journals)
Work & Stress (Database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection / Business Source Ultimate / Academic Search Complete)

In addition to using the college resources, your reading lists also recommend consulting a number of external sites. Below is a selection of some recommended websites.

Recommended Business External Websites:

American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/
Association for Psychological Science http://www.psychologicalscience.org/
The British Psychological Society http://www.bps.org.uk/
Encyclopedia of Psychology http://www.psychology.org/resources/
The Psychological Society of Ireland https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/

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