Before You Begin - A Checklist
To successfully find information you will need:
|Use "quotation marks" for exact-phrase searching||
|Search for keywords within specific fields - use the drop-down list beside the search box.||
|Use suggested topics, subjects and thesaurus terms for more refined searching|
|Use the available limiter options (left side of results page)||
|Use narrower keywords||
|Check "Books & Media" to find just books, ebooks and media|
|Use "OR" to look for versions of the same concept (synonyms, related words)||
|Use * [shift+8] after a word's root to search all endings||
|Use broader keywords||
|Uncheck “CapU Library Collections and Subscriptions” in Discovery
If you find an item we don't have, get it via interlibrary loan.
Many CapU Library online resources (databases, electronic books) want to authenticate you to ensure you're a CapU student before giving you access. When you try to access these resources off-campus, and occasionally when you are on campus, the CapU account login page will appear.
Just enter your CapU Network ID:
password: CapU password
If you are asked to log in to a page that doesn't have the CapU logo, something has gone wrong. Contact us to help sort it out.
There is no charge to bring in any article or book from outside CapU Library.
Remember to plan ahead - it can take a few days or a few weeks to get your item, depending on availability.
Did you know you have borrowing privileges at other universities?
Visit the Library Services counter to get a reciprocal borrowing card and start taking books out from UBC LIbraries, SFU Library and more!
General materials in Psychology are shelved together in the BF section of the Library of Congress classification system. To assist you in browsing the library collection, the following provides a further breakdown:
|Psychological Tests and Testing|
|309-499||Consciousness, Cognition, Perception, Intuition|
|511-593||Emotion, Feeling, Affection|
|608-635||Will, Choice, Volition|
|HQ||Family, Marriage, Women|
|HV||Social Service, Welfare, Criminology|
|RC||321-571||Neurology and Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry|
Peer-reviewed is the highest level of academic or scholarly publishing. The quality of the articles is maintained through a review process conducted by experts prior to publication. Not all academic journals are peer-reviewed, but all peer-reviewed journals are academic.
Articles submitted to a refereed or peer-reviewed journal are examined by one or more people with expertise in the field with which the article deals. This process gives the scholartic community assurance that the information in the article is credible and original. Some disciplines require peer-reviewed status more than others.
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