- UCL Science Library, 1st floor
Relevant UCL Libraries
- UCL Biomedicine and Health Libraries including the UCL Cruciform Library and UCL Language & Speech Science Library.
- All UCL libraries
Full text services
Collections of e-books that may be browsed or searched.
- PsycBOOKS provides access to the full text of over 2,000 titles
- PEP-Web includes the complete works of Freud
- DawsonEra provides access to the full-text e-books from various publishers covering a wide variety of subjects areas
- All full text services are included in the database lists
To find a book:
Search Explore, selecting Library catalogue from the drop down menu
- A-Z list of e-journals available
- Some print journals are available to browse on library shelves, including the UCL Science, UCL Cruciform and the UCL Language & Speech Science libraries. Others are held off-site in Stores and may be requested.
To find a journal:
Use Explore to search for a journal title, selecting the drop down menu for UCL Journals
- For electronic access, follow the View Online or SFX links
- For print items, check the Classmark as for books
- PSYCHOLOGY Pers: UCL Science Library, first floor. Arranged alphabetically by journal title. (Pers stands for Periodicals, a term used for journals.)
- STORES Pers: Print volumes held in Stores - Stores request form
Indexing and abstracting databases are important for identifying literature by topic.
MetaLib can be used to generate and search lists of journals and databases that UCL subscribes to, by subject. Including;
Which databases to search?
- Key databases for Psychology include PsycInfo, Medline (via PubMed or Ovid), The Cochrane Library, CINAHL Plus, ERIC and HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments). Web of Science and SCOPUS are large interdisciplinary databases that offer features such as citation searching.
- For more about Databases for Psychology and finding information see our online literature searching course WISE for Life and Medical Sciences.
- The training and support tab provides links to guides and training available. Feel free to contact me with queries. Getting help in the library.
Tips for using e-resources
- When using databases off campus, always start from our lists of resources and Sign On with your UCL userid and password.
- SFX links speed up the use of e-resources. Available in Explore, MetaLib and most databases. To display SFX links in Google Scholar, go to Scholar Preferences > Library Links > and select "UCL (University College London) - SFX@UCL - Fulltext"
NHS staff may also register for an NHS OpenAthens account which gives access to NHS-purchased online resources. Online registration form.
- Bibliographic software such as Endnote/EndnoteWeb and Mendeley can be used to manage your references, PDFs, create bibliographies and remove duplicates from your combined search results. Both Endnote and Mendeley are available on Desktop@UCL. Training are guides are available from UCL Library Services and ISD.
- SPSS (statistical package) is free to all students while studying at UCL.
UCL biomedical and health libraries offer key collections and services in the area of Biological and Medical Sciences. Principle collections and sites of relevance include:
- Science Library
- Clinical Medicine - Cruciform Library
- Neurology and Neurosurgery - Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library
- Language and Speech sciences - Language & Speech Science Library
- List of all UCL libraries
Useful libraries in London
- British Library
- Institute of Education Library and Archives, University of London
- Institute of Psychiatry Library
- A list of medical and nursing libraries that may be of interest is available courtesy of the Institute of Neurology Library
- Senate House Library (University of London's central library in Malet Street) - includes the British Psychological Society book and journal collection. UCL staff and students can join and borrow books, and may access e-resources
- UCLH Library and Information Services provide a range of services to support UCLH staff, usually holding general multidisciplinary material along with more specialist and focused material. Please contact individual Libraries for further details.
- Wellcome Library
- Use Copac to search the catalogues of approximately 90 major libraries.
- Please check the local registration procedure before traveling to another library.
- Other Libraries available to UCL users and useful catalogues
A wide range of training and support is available for staff and students. Contact your Subject Librarian (details on the right) with queries or for an appointment.
- Guides and leaflets for using the library, finding information and managing references
- Our Moodle module WISE for Life and Medical Sciences is one of a number of 'WISE' training modules on Information Skills by Library Services. Particularly useful for students carrying out literature reviews or systematic searches, all Psychology students are encouraged to enroll and read through the module. (No enrollment key is required.)
- Forthcoming training sessions - list of library run training sessions you may be to attend
- Help is also available through our Enquiry Services: email@example.com
News and updates
- News is published on our library homepage and through our news feed.
- Relevant blogs include the Library Biosciences Blog and the Cruciform iskills blog
- We're also on twitter; @UCLLibraries @uclsciencelib, @ucl_crucitwit and Facebook; Science Library, UCL Language and Speech Science Library, UCL Cruciform Medical Library...
Beyond Library Services
- The ISD help-desk is located on the ground floor of the Science Library for queries relating to your email or computer accounts.
- ISD also provide IT training and resources, and an email address for bibliographic software queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Training is available for graduate research students via the UCL Doctoral School, including information skills sessions run by library staff.
Library Services offers research support and skills training opportunities to all staff and research students. Please get in touch with queries.
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
UCL has trial access to The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991 until 11th July 2018. The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio – and later, television – programmes in print. It is the only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. With […]
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
UCL has trial access to Basilica Online until 12th July 2018. Basilica Online is a fully-searchable online edition of the 17 volumes of the Basilica text and its scholia, as edited between 1945 and 1988 by H.J. Scheltema, D. Holwerda, and N. van der Wal. The Basilica is a major source for Byzantine law throughout […]
Thursday, 07 June 2018
UCL has trial access to Gender: Identity and Social Change until 4th July 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial. Gender: Identity and Social Change features essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to […]
Thursday, 31 May 2018
UCL now has access to HSTalks: The Business & Management Collection HSTalks provides access to world class lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia, in one online resource. The Business & Management Collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, video lectures and case studies. Please send feedback […]
Thursday, 24 May 2018
UCL has trial access to Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia until 21st June 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial. Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia is a primary source database which features a varied array of records of traders, travellers, missionaries and diplomats, […]
Friday, 07 August 2015
A very brief blog post to highlight recent updates to facilities at the Cruciform Hub. Since August 2015, there are now UCLH computing facilities (aside from the Explore Access Point machines in the Library and existing computers/laptop loans for UCL students & staff). These are available near the library desk with two dedicated machines as well as a printer […]
Friday, 19 June 2015
This post is a brief set of instructions for UCL medical students trying to download the BMJ Best Practice App:- Create a personal Best Practice username and password first, whilst on a UCL computer. Accessing Best Practice on a UCL computer should recognise UCL as your home institution on the right hand side of the screen. […]
Monday, 08 June 2015
This month’s Cruciform Hub e-resource is aimed squarely at UCLH NHS clinical staff and requires an up-to-date Open Athens login. Dynamed Plus is a point-of-care tool building on its precursor, Dynamed, but with additional features which users familiar with point of care tools may have come to expect such as images, medical calculators, overviews of conditions […]
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
As a result of recent advertised platform changes to how NHS UCLH users (ie those working solely for UCLH NHS) are able to access Medline and PsycInfo remotely via OpenAthens, this short blog post highlights some guides available for ProQuest databases for users who may be unfamiliar with the new interface. Support is available via […]
Friday, 29 May 2015
With recent ‘fever-pitch’ level interest in sports-related topics in the media and an increasing number of sports medicine enquiries at UCL Cruciform Hub this month, SPORT Discus is this month’s e-resource of the month. Whilst Sports Science researchers may already be familar with databases such as Pubmed, Medline or multidisciplinary resources like Web of Science, SPORT Discus is […]
Friday, 09 January 2015
The new year sees a temporary change of library contact for the Faculty of Biosciences and the Department of Psychology. I have recently moved to the UCL Language & Speech Science Library as Acting Site Librarian on a temporary basis. I am pleased to introduce Jacqui Smith, who has joined the UCL Library Biomedical Team […]
Monday, 05 January 2015
Are you getting organised for the year ahead? Did you know that reference management software Mendeley is now available on Desktop@UCL? For more information about Mendeley, see my colleague’s post on the Cruciform Library iSkills Blog, “E-resource of the month: Mendeley“. A web account and desktop software can be downloaded for use on personal computers, […]
Friday, 02 January 2015
The exciting news that the Institute of Education (IOE) became part of UCL in December, means that UCL and IOE students may use library services of both institutions. To visit IOE’s Newsam Library and Archives UCL students will need to present their UCL ID card at IOE Library and register. As announced in our November news […]
Friday, 02 January 2015
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had a relaxing vacation. We’ll be opening the Science Library this weekend for the following times: Saturday 3rd January Library open 11:00-21:00 (Assistance Desk 11:00-17:45) Sunday 4th January Library open 11:00-21:00 (Assistance Desk closed) Opening dates and hours vary for other sites (smaller sites may not […]
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
Hello! I’m the Subject Librarian for Biosciences & Psychology and my colleagues and I are here to help you find information for your studies and research! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries by emailing email@example.com. If you haven’t yet attended a library orientation, I’m running a Science library tour covering […]