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How To Use This Guide!

Welcome to the Psychology Program Libguide!  This web page is designed to give you easy access to the fundamental resources for your classes and reliable information written, read and researched by professionals in the Psychology field. Within this site, you will find links, tools, recommended readings and professional organizations helpful to your studies and also professional employment.  So don’t wait till the last minute to get ahead on your academic goals, begin navigating with ease through this virtual site filled with essential psychology components!

Photo: Wilhelm Wundt in 1902

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."                                                                                                                                                                                       -- William James 

Researching Psychology in our Cumulative Search Engine, Ebsco Discovery Service EDS

Books From The Collection

Click the image below to search our catalog for "psychology" or whatever subject might interest you

On the other hand, sometimes you might simply want to go to the shelves in the libraries and browse through all the psychology or psychiatry books there, to get a sense of what kinds of books a library has in this subject area.

You can use the following Library of Congress numbers to find the areas of the libraries where those books are shelved.  Many Psychology books have call numbers which start with BF.  For example:

BF 1 - 990  Psychology

BF 76  Psychology as a career 

BF 81   History of Psychology

BF 173-175.5  Psychoanalysis
BF 176-176.5  Psychological tests and testing
BF 180-198.7  Experimental psychology
BF 203             Gestalt psychology
BF 207-209     Psychotropic drugs and other substances
BF 231-299     Sensation
BF 309-499     Consciousness. Cognition (Includes learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue)
BF 501-505     Motivation
BF 511-593     Affection. Feeling. Emotion
BF 608-635     Will. Choice. Control
BF 636-637     Applied psychology
BF 660-685     Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology
BF 692-692.5  Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
BF 697-697.5  Differential psychology. Individuality. Identity. Self
BF 698-698.9  Personality
BF 699-711     Genetic psychology
BF 712-724.85 Developmental psychology (Includes infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood)

QP 351-495  Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology

RC 321-571  Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

RC 454  Psychiatry

RC 554-569.5  Personality disorders. Behavior problems. Includes sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse

Recommended Databases

Access library resources from off-campus with your Student I.D. number. Your Student I.D. number is your library card number. 

If you are on campus, just click any database below for access. 

The Databases below focus specifically on psychological subjects. Their holdings are indexed and retrieved in our Ebsco Discover Service EDS (the box to the left) but you are welcome to search them individually:

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