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Books are the best resource for comprehensive information, background, and classic presentations of theories and findings. Search the Library Catalog to find physical and 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
The Interpretation of Dreams by
Call Number: BF1078 .F72 1999
Publication Date: 2000-11-23
Over a hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published The Interpretations of Dreams, a book that, like Darwin's The Origin of Species, revolutionized our understanding of human nature. Also available at Ebook Central.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by
Call Number: RC351 .S195 1985
Publication Date: 1986-01-01
Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality.
Man's Search for Meaning by
Call Number: D805.G3 F7233 1984
Publication Date: 1988-02-01
This book - at once a memoir, a self-help book, and a psychology manual - has become a classic. Man's Search for Meaning tells the chilling and inspirational story of eminent psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, who was imprisoned at Auschwitz and other concentration camps for three years during the Second World War. Immersed in great suffering and loss, Frankl began to wonder why some of his fellow prisoners were able not only to survive the horrifying conditions, but to grow in the process. Frankl's conclusion - that the most basic human motivation is the will to meaning - became the basis of his groundbreaking psychological theory, logotherapy.