Library Services



Book collections

Psychology books

Related collections

Relevant UCL Libraries

Full text services

All full text services are included in the database lists. 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
  • Books @ Ovid
  • DawsonEra provides access to the full-text e-books from various publishers covering a wide variety of subjects areas
To find a book:
  • Search Explore, selecting Library catalogue from the drop down menu

    • Print material is shelved by Classmark - Psychology Classmarks
    • Individual e-books are listed alongside print, follow the View Online or findit@UCL links
    • See our guides and leaflets for more searching tips

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact me with queries or to suggest a purchase, try another library or consider an Interlending & Document Supply request.

Journal collections

Psychology journals

To find a journal:
  • Use Explore to search for a journal title, selecting the drop down menu for UCL Journals

Online resources


Indexing and abstracting databases are important for identifying literature by topic.

Lists of journals and databases that UCL subscribes to by subject include:

Which databases to search?
Tips for using e-resources

NHS Athens 

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.

General Resources

UCL Libraries

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:

Useful libraries in London


Further information

  • 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.

News and updates

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: biblio-support@ucl.ac.uk
  • 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. 

Trial access to The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991

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 […]

Trial access to Basilica Online (Brill)

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 […]

Trial access to Gender: Identity and Social Change (Adam Matthew)

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 […]

UCL now has access to HSTalks: The Business & Management Collection (Henry Stewart)

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 […]

Trial access to Area Studies: China and Southeast Asia (Adam Matthew)

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, […]

New UCLH computers

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 […]

BMJ Best Practice App

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. […]

E-resource of the month (June) - Dynamed Plus

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 […]

ProQuest guides and help

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 […]

E-Resource of the month - SPORT Discus

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 […]

New Subject Librarian contact for Psychology & Biosciences

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 […]

Mendeley on Desktop@UCL

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, […]

Accessing UCL and IOE libraries for UCL and IOE students

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 […]

Happy New Year! Opening times on 3rd & 4th Jan 2015

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 […]

Welcome! Library tour for Biosciences at 14.00 today

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 library@ucl.ac.uk. If you haven’t yet attended a library orientation, I’m running a Science library tour covering […]