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Psychology: Research Help

This library research guide will provide quick, organized access to online databases and articles, ebooks, videos, and more for Psychology majors.

Welcome to the Psychology Research Guide!

The purpose of this guide is to direct students and faculty in the Department of Psychology to library resources that support learning and teaching in this field of study.


Sherratt Library provides access to a number of databases on a wide range of subjects. Below is a list of databases with content related to Psychology.

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Journals and Periodicals

Although many of the journals we have in Sherratt Library are available in electronic form, there are times when a print copy is the way to go. Below is a list of journals we have in print and electronic formats. (Note: Print copies of journals are housed on the first floor of Sherratt Library, organized alphabetically by title.) Follow the links below to access journals online.

Print Books and E-Books

Here at Sherratt Library, we use the Library of Congress classification system (call numbers) to organize most of our items, including print books and e-books. Below is a general list of call numbers that relate to Psychology. (Note: this following list is from the Library of Congress and may not represent the collection at Sherratt Library.)

  • BF1-990 Psychology
  • BF38-64 Philosophy. Relation to other topics
  • BF173-175.5 Psychoanalysis
  • BF176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing
  • BF180-198.7 Experimental psychology
  • BF203 Gestalt psychology
  • BF207-209 Psychotropic drugs and other substances
  • BF231-299 Sensation. Aesthesiology
  • BF309-499 Consciousness. CognitionIncluding learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue 
  • BF501-505 Motivation
  • BF511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
  • BF608-635 Will. Volition. Choice. Control
  • BF636-637 Applied psychology
  • BF638-648 New Thought. Menticulture, etc.
  • BF660-685 Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology
  • BF692-692.5 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
  • BF697-697.5 Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
  • BF698-698.9 Personality
  • BF699-711 Genetic psychology
  • BF712-724.85 Developmental psychology, including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood
  • BF725-727 Class psychology 
  • BF795-839 Temperament. Character 
  • BF839.8-885 Physiognomy. Phrenology 
  • BF889-905 Graphology. Study of handwriting 
  • BF908-940 The hand. Palmistry 
  • BF1001-1389 Parapsychology 
  • BF1001-1045 Psychic research. Psychology of the conscious 
  • BF1048-1108 Hallucinations. Sleep. Dreaming. Visions 
  • BF1111-1156 Hypnotism. Suggestion. Mesmerism. Subliminal projection 
  • BF1161-1171 Telepathy. Mind reading. Thought transference 
  • BF1228-1389 Spiritualism Including mediumship, spirit messages, clairvoyance 
  • BF1404-2055 Occult sciences 
  • BF1444-1486 Ghosts. Apparitions. Hauntings 
  • BF1501-1562 Demonology. Satanism. Possession 
  • BF1562.5-1584 Witchcraft 
  • BF1585-1623 Magic. Hermetics. Necromancy 
  • BF1651-1729 Astrology 
  • BF1745-1779 Oracles. Sibyls. Divinations 
  • BF1783-1815 Seers. Prophets. Prophecies 
  • BF1845-1891 Fortune-telling 
  • BF2050-2055 Human-alien encounters. Contact between humans and extraterrestrials
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APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major

Did you know that the American Psychological Association has a set of guidelines for undergraduate psychology majors? Well, they do!

These guidelines cover five learning goals"
Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology
Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
Goal 4: Communication
Goal 5: Professional Development

Download the guidelines at