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Library Search  Library Search is the one-stop shop for searching all of our collections - physical and electronic. It attempts to pull in data from every database we have access to, and is a good place to start a search.
Find Databases The Library subscribes to many databases, and to get the best results you'll need to search subject-specific databases individually (rather than through Library Search).
Find E‑Journals Each database we subscribe to includes content from many different journals. If you want to look at articles from just one, use the Find E-journals tool to see which journals we have access to.


More information on how to navigate these tools can be found in our library search guide.

The reading & writing up process The reading & writing up process

Researching and writing at university is a far more independent process than at school or college. You will need to take responsibility for selecting and finding your own material to read, this may take time to get used to but should become an exciting and rewarding process. This blog will help you work through some of the key stages. 

Key resources for Psychology Key resources for Psychology

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
ASSIA is a journal article index covering social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

Medline (PubMed)
PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

PsychSource is a searchable gateway to the British Psychological Society's 11 journals and books programme, plus 32 other key psychology journals, together with multimedia resources.

PsycINFO® is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioural sciences and mental health. Full text of all APA journals is available through this database.

Scopus is a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database.


Other useful resources for Psychology Other useful resources for Psychology

American Psychological Association
APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. 

Box of Broadcasts
Search and view thousands of hours of TV and radio programming including regional, foreign language, news and freeview.

British Psychological Society
The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. 

Psychometric testing and research information from the world's premier test review centre.

Cite them right
Guide to referencing different information sources.

For practising and aspiring clinical psychologists


PsychCentral is the Internet's largest independent mental health social network.

Social Psychology Network
One of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching.

Statista is a quick and easy way to find statistics on a whole range of subjects. Extremely useful for research and it's easy to incorporate their graphs into your assignments and presentations. 

Social Sciences Social Sciences

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