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Welcome to the research guide for Psychology at TLU!
1: Find background information in reference books
2. Need books or ebooks? Search the Library Catalog
The Library Catalog is the gateway to finding books on psychology. Search the catalog for books about cognition, personality, or social psychology.
Blumberg Memorial Library arranges materials by the Library of Congress Classification System. Books on psychology generally fall into the following call numbers:
Psychiatry RC 435-571
How to find a book
3. Need articles? Search the databases
Databases are large, searchable collections of articles, including scholarly articles. To see all of TLU's databases, visit the Blumberg Memorial Library Resources page and select either Databases by Subject or Databases by Title. The Databases by Subject pages also include links to recommended websites.
The key database for Psychology is PsycINFO:
Provides citations and abstracts of articles, book chapters, books, reports, and dissertations. Covers psychology and related fields (medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, business, and law).
Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarian
--Finding a particular journal--
To see if a journal or magazine is available, either online or in print, look in the Publications by Title list.
Need an item that our library doesn't own? No worries, you can email the title, author and date of what you need to email@example.com or fill out a form. We can get most (but not all) articles within 2 days and many books within 4-8 days.
For more information, visit our interlibrary loan page.
--Using databases off-campus--
If you are using an off-campus computer, you will be prompted for your last name (Not your network username but last name only) and your 8-digit TLU number.
--Evaluate and cite sources--
Ask a Librarian
TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.
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Ask a Question: The system will prompt you to send a text or an email, or a live chat if a librarian is available.
During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian.