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?
  • 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.
  • 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

NHS Athens 

NHS staff may also register for an NHS OpenAthens account which gives access to NHS-purchased online resources. Online registration form.


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

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 Service 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 Moscow Defense Brief

UCL has trial access to Moscow Defense Brief until 18th November 2019. Published from 2004 to 2018 by the Moscow-based non-government think tank, the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), Moscow Defense Brief was an an English-language journal and an important resource for researchers to gain insight into the inner workings of Russia’s […]

Access to Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History now available

UCL now has access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, a collection of in-depth, peer-reviewed articles written by subject experts across a wide-range of topics in Latin American history. The articles are designed to give readers a solid foundational overview of a given topic as well as forming the basis for further […]

Trial access to Statista

UCL has trial access to Statista until 13th December 2019. Statista is an online portal for statistics, which makes data collected by market and opinion research institutes and data derived from the economic sector and official statistics available in English, French, German and Spanish. Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources […]

Trial access to reference content in biomedical sciences, life sciences and neuroscience & biobehavioral psychology

UCL has trial access to three of Elsevier’s Reference Modules until September 2020. The Reference Modules are subject-focused collections intended to provide authoritative, foundational content for students and interdisciplinary researchers. The Reference Modules are each overseen by an editorial board and combine a set of curated and updated articles from Elsevier’s major reference works with […]

Trial access to Prosecuting the Holocaust: British investigations into Nazi war crimes, 1944-1949

UCL has trial access to Prosecuting the Holocaust: British investigations into Nazi war crimes, 1944-1949 until 14th August 2019. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Drawn from the UK National Archives Prosecuting the Holocaust: British investigations into Nazi war crimes, 1944-1949 contains a wealth of information regarding the British government’s efforts to investigate and prosecute […]

UCL now has access to Avant-Garde and Architecture in Czechoslovakia 1909-1938

UCL has purchased permanent access to Avant-Garde and Architecture in Czechoslovakia 1909-1938 . Brill’s Avant-Garde and Architecture in Czechoslovakia 1909-1938 collection (earlier published in a microfiche collection by IDC Publishers) makes available a number of leading periodicals and monographs with special importance for the study of the Czechoslovak avant-garde and architecture in the period before the […]

Trial access to Newspapers.com : World Collection

UCL has trial access to Newspapers.com : World Collection until 2nd May 2019. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere. Newspapers.com : World Collection  provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, this database contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local […]