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* Psychology

This guide provides reliable resources pertaining to the study of behavior and the mind, including books, journals, databases, videos, and reference sources in the psychological sciences.

Getting Started: Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Getting started on your topic? Begin by reading some background info in an encyclopedia or handbook. They'll provide you with a basic foundation for your topic, often with a list of important papers published on your topic. This is a great time-saver and a good way to start thinking about keywords for your database searches.

When you have a list of books or articles to search for, you can search for them using DiscoverUR on our homepage.


In addition to searching for e-books in DiscoverUR on the Libraries homepage, you can also try browsing or searching in these ebook databases:

Books & Multimedia

Search DiscoverUR to find books, journals, and videos on psychology topics in the UR Libraries' collections. While many of the print books and journals in psychology are in Rush Rhees Library, some useful materials will be in other UR libraries or online. You can request that print materials be sent to any of the UR libraries for pickup by using the "Request" link when logged into DiscoverUR.

Sign in on the yellow bar under "Get It" 
Yellow bar displaying text that reads, "Please sign in to check if there are any request options. My Account."

Then, use the request item link:
Example of a menu titled "Get It." Displays the following request options: Request / Interlibrary Loan - Miner/URMC / Interlibrary Loan - River Campus Libraries/RCL / Interlibrary Loan - Sibley/ESM / Digitize Chapter

If you need help locating something in the stacks, stop by the Q&i Desk.

Most books on psychology are in the BF 1–990 Library of Congress classification range, which is on level G100 in the stacks (blue elevator access).

Note: For other call number ranges and stacks locations, see this Call Number Directory.

Most DVDs can be checked out or viewed in the Art & Music Library in Rush Rhees. To search what we have, select "Videos & More" in the dropdown menu in DiscoverUR.

Still can't find what you're looking for? Please contact me!