Finding a shelfmark
To find an item's location, search the library catalogue using Explore and open the Locations tab under the title information for the library and shelfmark details.
What it means
Located at the UCL Science Library in this instance.
Psychology collection, 1st floor of the Science Library.
This may be abbreviated on the book's spine label.
Indicates a topic area within the subject.
In this example, B 55 is for books by and about Freud.
See below for an outline of your subject's classification.
The first three letters of an author's surname.
Please note, some of our medical-related libraries use different classification schemes, mostly that from the National Library of Medicine in the US, or developments of it.
|PSYCHOLOGY B||Systems (theories including psychoanalysis)|
|PSYCHOLOGY C||Methodology (research methods, tests, statistics)|
|PSYCHOLOGY D||Physiological Psychology (genetics and evolution, neuropsychology)|
|PSYCHOLOGY G||Psychological Processes (cognition, intelligence, memory, emotion)|
|PSYCHOLOGY K||Developmental Psychology (child development, ageing)|
|PSYCHOLOGY M||Educational Psychology (schools, truancy)|
|PSYCHOLOGY P||Personality (gender, ego, self)|
|PSYCHOLOGY Q||Abnormal Psychology (psychosis, behavioural disorders, therapies)|
|PSYCHOLOGY S||Social Psychology (groups, beliefs, conflict, communication)|
|PSYCHOLOGY V||Applied Psychology (occupational psychology, clinical psychology)|
|PSYCHOLOGY W||Comparative Psychology (animal behaviour)|