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.

Getting started

All required reading for your modules should be available from your online reading lists. In addition to prescribed reading, when doing your own research ‘beyond your reading list’, LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to simultaneously search for academic content across a number of different sources. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.

Journal collections/databases

he key resources for your subject area are:

  • PsycArticles 
    Access to full-text of journals published by the American Psychological Association. Many journals have full 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 Online 
    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.
  • Taylor & Francis Online 
    Access to over 1100 social sciences and humanities journals including the the British Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science (previously Web of Knowledge) is a leading research platform and provides a comprehensive database indexing all subject areas within the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities from 1900 onwards.
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including the Journal of Cognition & Development and The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.


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

Your Academic Librarian

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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Other resources and support

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