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Psychology Resources: Books

Locate a variety of basic psychology resources. The tabs above provide links to databases that search thousands of journals, newspapers, and books, as well as videos and quality Web sites.

Library Catalog

Books are the best resource for comprehensive information, background, and classic presentations of theories and findings.  Search the Library Catalog for physical books and some ebooks.

Call Numbers of Books in Psychology

Information on psychology is usually found at the following call numbers (book shelf addresses): 

  • BF - BF 990            Psychology
  • RA 790                   Mental Health
  • RC 435 - RC 571    Psychiatry

Call numbers are the same across all the branch libraries.

Search by Subject Heading

Searching by subject heading is a powerful way to locate books on a topic.  In the Library Catalog, select the "Subject Browse" in the Search Within menu. 

Subject heading listings also provide related terms, narrower terms, and subdivision, for example, Sex role--Economic aspects.

Some Significant Books in Psychology