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Psychology: Home

The place on the Library website for students in Psychology.

Welcome to the Subject Guide for Psychology

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Did you know?

Ever been in a lecture and started to think about your dinner plans? Read about the effects of mind wandering including the benefits and consequences. Do you know how you allocate visual memory working resources and how they are used in your life?

You too can be a part of the world leading research at our university that achieves real life benefits through Psychology.

Where do you go to find that research? Books and Journals provide information about the vast field of Psychology.

Need to contact one of the libraries? Here are phone numbers, emails and addresses of the library sites.

Understanding An Article Reference

A correctly formatted reference will tell you exactly where to find the full article:

DING, Y., JACOB, E. K., ZHIXIONG, Z., FOO, S., ERJIA, Y., GEORGE, N. L. and LIJIANG, G. (2009) Perspectives on social tagging, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (12), 2388-2401.

This article was written by Y Ding & colleagues, and the article's title is "Perspectives on social tagging". It was published in 2009 in the journal called "Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology". It was published in volume 60, issue 12, and the article ran from page 2388 to 2401.

Subject Guide

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Marcia Ostrowski
Level 4, Hartley Library
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Books and Journals

Looking for a book?    stack of books

Go to the library catalogue WebCat and search by title, author, or keywords.

Is the book out on loan? - Place a hold

Is the book at another library site? - Place a hold

Is the book not held by the library at all? - Use the Inter library loan service to borrow it from another library

Recommend a book? - Contact your Academic Engagement Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library.


pile of magazines   Looking for articles or information on a topic?

Try searching in DelphiS for information on any topic. You will find things that the library has and may not have. Contact the Interlibrary Loan service to see if you can get the resource that the library does not own.

Looking for an online journal?    

Search for the title of the journal in eJounals


  magnifying glass APA, Locating Thesis or Dissertations:

The free tutorial, The Basics of APA, provides information about the APA citation style.

Here is a link to locating a Thesis or Dissertation at the University of Southampton.


computer with extension cord to the world   Not on campus? Use SVE:

  Very few of our resources are freely available to any web user. If you're at home, the easiest way around this problem is to sign into the University's SVE service.  Alternatively, some resources may have an "institutional" or "Shibboleth" login option. Use this and log in with your University username and password.

Library Chat

The library chat service is staffed 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday, except for University closed days. Click the image below to open chat.

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You will be asked to log in using your university password. If you don't have one, or have forgotten your log in details you can send us your question through the library enquiry form

Explaining the Library of Congress Classification System

What is a call number and how do I use it?

When you enter the details of the item that you want on the catalogue it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.

The call number will usually look something like these examples:

TK 2380.45 GAR 

306.47 GEL 

B OCEAN (Physical) Kna 

Although the codes look different, they work in much the same way: the combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.

The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored

Floor plans

The vast majority of the books for Psychology are shelved on Level 3 of the Hartley Library.

Key locations

Psychology books are at BF call numbers on Level 3 of the Hartley Library. 

BF 21- BF 990 Psychology

BF 76.5 Research in psychology

BF 233 Sensation

BF 311 Cognitive psychology

BF 721 Child psychology

BF 698 Personality

WM 90 Health Psychology

You will also find some health-related books at the Health Services Library (General Hospital).

Education psychology books may also be shelved at: 370.15 in the Hartley Library (Dewey Decimal Classification). 

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