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Psychology: In the Library

This is a guide to the Library's collection in Psychology. It is not comprehensive, but rather provides a good starting point for research

Find Sources

Search multiple databases and the library catalog.

Type in keywords, titles, or authors to find what the library has to offer on your topic.

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID



If you have a DOI or a PubMed ID (PMID), enter it here to begin your request. This will point you to immediate full-text access through our subscriptions or Open Access (if available).

Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Psychology.

  • BF 173: Psychoanalysis
  • BF 176: Psychological Tests
  • BF 180: Experimental Psychology
  • BF 203: Gestalt Psychology
  • BF 231: Sensation
  • BF 309: Consciousness
  • BF 501: Motivation
  • BF 638: Applied Psychology
  • BF 712: Developmental Psychology

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Psychology resources in the Library Catalog:

  • Applied Research
  • Basic Research
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Case Study
  • Demand Characteristic
  • Double blind Study
  • Longitudinal Study
  • Mental Health
  • Psychoanalysis


The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:

Discovering Psychology

"Highlighting major new developments in the field, this updated edition of Discovering Psychology offers high school and college students, and teachers of psychology at all levels an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Based on extensive investigation and authoritative scholarship, this introductory course in psychology features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation."

Call Number: BF131.D58 2001 DVD (Instructional Videos)


Psychology Media Suite

Disc 1. Introduction to psychology; Learning ; Brain neurology ; Sensation and perception -- disc 2. Attention/consciousness ; emotions, stress and health -- disc 3. Language and intelligence... This suite is a blend of documentary segments illustrating foundational psychology, concepts and principles, reports on cutting edge research in psychology, and active teaching modules designed to... enable instructors to recreate studies such as the Asche Conformity Experiment and the Stroop test, conduct psychology experiments on selective attention and eyewitness memory.... ; Memory ; Developmental psychology -- disc 4. Social psychology; Personality ; Abnormal psychology; Therapy/treatment;

Call Number: BF121 .P79 2007 (Instructional Videos)

Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.

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