Welcome to the Psychology subject page.  This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.

Your Librarian is Carolyn Mustard. Carolyn can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: c.mustard@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308891

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Journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • PsycArticles 
    Access to full-text of journals published by the American Psychological Association. Many journals have ful text items dating from1988 to the present and some have holding dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. 
  • Psychology and Behavioural Sciences 
    Provides access to full-text articles from around 410 journals (articles for the past year may not be available for some titles). Subject coverage includes: Emotional & Behavioural Characteristics; Psychiatry & Psychology, Mental Processes, Anthropology, Observational & Experimental Methods.
  • Sage Journals 
    Full-text of nearly 500 Sage journals including several psychology and counselling journals. 
  • ScienceDirect 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,000 journals in the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection, covering all disciplines. Most titles are available from 1997.
  • SpringerLINK 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,500 journals including Psychometrika and Social Psychology of Education.
  • SPORTDiscus 
  • Includes over 200 full-text academic journals and several hundred magazines covering all areas of sports including sports psychology. A further 100 titles are covered with abstracts only, although the full-text may be available elsewhere at Abertay – check the ‘Full text at Abertay’ button from Sport Discus, or the find a journal to check if we have access.
  • Scopus 
    Access to the largest abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature. Coverage is multidiscipinary.
  • Web of Science 
    This database indexes over 10,00 journals in science, social sciences, arts and humanities, including psychology, from 1900 onwards.
  • Taylor & Francis Online 
    Access to over 1100 social sciences and humanities journals including the the British Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science.
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including the Journal of Cognition & Development and The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.


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Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Key websites for your subject area include: 

  • Classics in the History of Psychology. Provides online access to the full-text of a large number of historically significant documents, available in the public domain, from the scholarly literature of psychology and related disciplines. Over 25 books and about 200 articles and book chapters.

Evaluate your sources

Remember, when deciding which resources to use for your research, ask yourself the following questions:

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Other resources and support