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Psychology: Books

The place on the Library website for students in Psychology.

Theses and Dissertations

PhD/ MPhil theses

  • the library holds print copies of all University of Southampton doctoral level theses; these are listed on WebCat
  • many of these are now also available online from ePrints Soton

Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations

  • a limited number of these are held in the library
  • for most subject areas students should ask at their Faculty Office for access
  • there are more details about finding theses available

Psychology Menu

Call Numbers Explained

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

You should use WebCat to find call numbers for related items, Health psychology is at:  WM 90

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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Uisng eBooks

Cannot Find What You Are Looking For?

  • 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.


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