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This library guide will help you plan your research assignment and effectively find and use resources including article databases such as PsycINFO.

Browse the Shelves

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:

BF 173-175 Psychoanalysis
Psychological Tests and Testing
180-205 Experimental Psychology
207-209 Psychotropic Drugs
231-299 Sensation, Aesthiology
309-499 Consciousness, Cognition, Perception, Intuition
501-504.3 Motivation
511-593 Emotion, Feeling, Affection
608-635 Will, Choice, Volition
636-637 Applied Psychology
660-685 Comparative Psychology
698-698.9 Personality
699-711 Genetic Psychology
712-724.85 Developmental Psychology
721-723 Child Psychology
HQ Family, Marriage, Women
HV Social Service, Welfare, Criminology
RC 321-571 Neurology and Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry

Where do I begin my research? With a reference resource!

Credo Reference has over 500 items in their virtual reference resource collection, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries & almanacs.


Print Reference Resources

Psychology Tutorials on YouTube

Check out the Psych Research Skills Level 1 and Level 2 playlists on the CapU Library channel for easy-to-follow tutorials covering the basics of Psychology research and beyond.

Want assignment ideas? Try Psychology News!

A free collection of articles about psychology and psychologists published in The New York Times.

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