- 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
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
- 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 findit@UCL 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.
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
- When using databases off campus, always start from our lists of resources and Sign On with your UCL userid and password.
- findit@UCL links speed up the use of e-resources. Available in Explore, and most databases. To display findit@UCL links in Google Scholar, please see our findit@UCL in Google Scholar information page.
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 Hub
- Neurology and Neurosurgery - Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library
- Language and Speech sciences - Language & Speech Science Library
- Institute of Education Library and Archives
- List of all UCL libraries
Useful libraries in London
- British Library
- 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
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
- 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 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: 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.
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