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Psychology: Search the literature

Find recommended readings

To find a recommended reading, search the library catalogue.  To identify additional readings, use one or more of the library databases that I recommend on this page.  To explore the full range of databases that the Library makes available to you, use the Database Search A-Z in the library catalogue.


Find journal articles: recommended library databases

I consider the library databases listed here as key resources for the subject of psychology.  These databases act as indexes to many thousands of journals and some include other sources, such as books and conference papers.

Find journal articles: other useful library databases

These library databases index journals from across a range of subjects, so you may find them useful if your research spans a number of disciplines.

Find books and book chapters

Have you tried the library catalogue?  I recommend it as your starting point for books, as well as reviews of books.  Alternatively, why not get some ideas from one of the Oxford Bibliographies Online?  In each commentary by an academic expert about current scholarship, you will find recommendations for the best readings available in each discipline, including books, chapters and websites.

Keep up-to-date: new books in the collection

This month, a special mention must be given to undergraduate Rajavee Arora, whose book My mind on a couch has been published by Amazon.  I would like to congratulate Rajavee on the publication of her first book.

I welcome your suggestions for new books to support your studies, research or teaching: email your recommendation to  Let us work together to ensure that the Psychology book collection continues to develop and reflect the Department’s activities.

Did you know that you can create a catalogue alert for new library materials that match your research topic?  Just sign in to the library catalogue, run a search, select Save query and then go to My Favorites to set an alert for your saved search.

Need alternative sources?

Find more systematic reviews by searching databases, including PsycINFO

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Read research published by the Department

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