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Psychology: Welcome!

Need help in finding information resources about psychology? This guide will walk you through the research process.

Welcome to Your Resources!

Your research librarian has put together a guide for your assignment needs. This guide will be helpful when finding information for your presentation.

We have already reviewed your topics and you can find valid, accurate, and credible sources for a variety of topics in the resources we've listed on this guide.

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google which are questionable and often times may lack credibility or factual correctness.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and ebook resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

When in doubt about your topic use these resources to find general information; encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

InterLibrary Loan - ILL

If the Lyman Beecher Brooks library does not own an item you need for research, teaching or study, you may request it through the InterLibrary Loan service. This free service allows user to borrow materials from other libraries and pick them up at the first-floor circulation desk.

Users may request the following items:

  • Books
  • Articles
  • DVDs and other movies
  • Dissertations

 To make a loan request please use the lliad InterLibrary Loan service.

For any questions about InterLibrary Loan, please contact the ILL supervisor by email at or by telephone at: (757) 823-2426.



Collection Range

Subclass BF  
BF1-990  Psychology
BF 173-175 Psychoanalysis
BF180-210 Experimental psychology
BF636-637  Psychology, applied
BF660-685 Psychology, comparative
BF712-724.85  Developmental psychology Including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence,
BF721-723 Child psychology
BF1001-1389  Parapsychology