Psychology (Carmarthen and Lampeter)

Subject Guides include information on subject specific web resources, ebooks, ejournals and helpful classification numbers. Digital and Information Literacy Skills Sessions can be arranged for groups or individuals. If you would like additional help please use our booking form to arrange a session. 

Print books and ebooks are available through the LLR (Library and Learning Resources). The main collection of Psychology print books is located at the Carmarthen campus. Please use our catalogue to locate relevant items.

If you know the author or title of an e-book, the easiest way to access it would be through the catalogue.  To search for information on a subject, access one of the ebook collections below. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. A full list of e-book packages is also available.

Dawsonera E-Books

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A general collection of e-books covering a wide range of subjects

EBL E-Book Library

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A general collection of e-books covering a wide range of subjects.

EBSCO E-book Collection (NetLibrary)

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A general collection of e-books covering a wide range of subjects.

Oxford Scholarship Online

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A searchable full-text database of scholarly books in a range of subjects including Business, Management, Classical Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion.

Taylor and Francis E-Book Library

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A collection of psychology e-books.

Many of our e-journals require you to login using your university IT account Please see ejournals  for additional help with logging in.

Current copies and back issues of these journals are kept in the Library on the Carmarthen campus. Please ask at the Information Point if you need help locating them.

A database is an index to journals and sometimes to books and reports. Some provide provide full-text e.g. a journal article; others provide abstracts and references. This is a list of those most relevant to psychology. A full list of E-resources is also available.

Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. Please see all resources for additional help logging in.


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Contains references to over 3800 biomedical journals, from 1966 onwards. Covers all aspects of medicine with a worldwide focus.


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PsycARTICLES is a psychology database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.

Social Care Online 

Free access

Social Care Online is the UK's most extensive free database of social care information. With everything from research briefings, to reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites and you find it all with the click of a button. Updated daily by SCIE's experienced information managers, Social Care Online offers unrivalled free access and ease of use. Social Care Online is a product of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

American Psychological Association
Includes links to articles on current topics in psychology.

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


Material in the Library is arranged by subject using a classification scheme. These are the numbers you see on the spines of the books. The letters following the number are usually the first three letters of the authors surname but may be the start of the title. Below are some examples to get you started. You can also use Worldcat local to search for specific titles and subjects.

005.55 SPSS
150 Psychology
155.4 Child Psychology
158.3 Counselling: Psychology
158.7 Organisational Psychology
300.723 Social Research
301 Sociology
302 Social Psychology
305.23 Adolescence / Children
305.231 Child Development
305.4 Women's Studies
305.5 Class
305.8 Racism
306.461 Sociology of Health
361.06 Counselling : Social Work
370 Education
370.15 Education Psychology
371.30281     Study Skills