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Psychology: Books, E-books and Reference

Our guide for Pyschology students - helping you make the most of the library

Finding books and e-books

Your first stop to find books and e-books is Library Search.

Library Search will tell you:

  • whether we have an e-book, a print book, or both
  • where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
  • how many copies we have and - if they’re checked out - when they’re due back

To only see e-books in your search results, limit your results to 'eBooks' using the Material Type filter on the left-hand side of your search results page.


Using reference sources

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources can help you find your way into your assignment reading or research. They're also great if you need a quick definition or an overview of a subject.

Printed reference sources

Many of these sources are in our Reference section on level 1 of the library.

Online reference sources

Links and search boxes for our key online reference sources are available below. If you are not on campus, you may need to sign in to OpenAthens to use these resources.

Shelf locations for Psychology

Psychology (general) 150
Cognitive Psychology 153
Developmental Psychology 155
Psychology of personality 155.2
Determinants (biologcal psychology) 155.234
Child Psychology 155.4
Social development 155.418
Applied Psychology 158
Interpersonal relations 158.2
Psychology of families 158.24
Psychology of work 158.7
Sociology 301
Social Psychology 302
Sociolinguistics 306.44
Educational Psychology 370.15
Psycholinguistics 401.9
Abnormal Psychology 616.89
Sports psychology 796.01

Did you know..?

The West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy (WMIP) is a Birmingham-based organisation that promotes study and research in psychotherapy.

We host its printed reference collection on level 1 of the library.

You are welcome to browse the shelves and use any of the resources, however, you cannot borrow or take them out of the library.

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