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Where are the psychology books? abnormal developmental educational health occupational social environmental psychotherapy intelligence forensic personality neuropsychology clinical theoretical organisational
Where are the psychology books? Psychology is a cross-disciplinary subject. Books on the various aspects of psychology will be shelved in all areas of the library. To find specific titles in their own particular locations it is essential that you can use the Library Catalogue effectively.
Books How are they arranged?
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Middlesex University campus libraries (Hendon, and Trent Park) use the Dewey system. Each subject has its own subject number as follows: 100 Philosophy and psychology 300 Social sciences 400 Language 500 Science, maths and statistics 600 Technology 800 Literature 900 Geography and history
The wide range of psychology: SubjectShelf No. Floor clinical 616.89 3 developmental 155.4 1 educational 370.15 2 forensic 364.3 2 health 610.19 3 neuropsychology 612.82 3 occupational 158.7 1 psychotherapies 616.8914 3 personality 155.2 1 social 302 1
Reading lists: book or article author date title of book Barnes, R.(1995). Successful study for degrees. 2nd ed. London: Routledge. edition publisher A reference for a book
Reading lists: book or article authordate title of article Ellis, N et al. (2007) Exercise interventions as an adjunct therapy for psychosis: a critical review, British Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol.46, no. 1, pp. 95-111 part journal title volume page nos A reference for a journal article
The Library Catalogue The library catalogue lists all the material (books, journals etc.) held in all the Middlesex University libraries. You may borrow from any campus library or, using the catalogue, you may request books from another campus to be sent here for you to collect. http://library.mdx.ac.uk
The Library Catalogue The catalogue includes several different search types. Each is useful depending on the information available to start with.
The Library Catalogue http://library.mdx.ac.uk Activity: (10minutes & in pairs) Try the following 3 examples and decide which of the listed search types is most appropriate for each – using the information provided. Find “Forensic psychology : concepts, debates and practice” Find a book on cognitive development Find a neuropsychology book by Neil Martin bbbb
The Library Catalogue Best options would be:- For the first, where the title is fully known, use Title A-Z For the second where a topic is known, use Title Keyword Where a part title and author are known, use General Keyword
The Library Catalogue
The Library Catalogue Click to request if no copies are available
Making a Request Use your ID/ student number & your date of birth as “Pin”
Renewing Use the My Account option to see what items you have on loan and to renew them. NB You will not be able to renew books which are requested
RenewingSelect titles for renewal then click the Renew button
Journals How are print journals arranged?
Print Journals are arranged:- Alphabetically by the exact title of the journal. Within each title, journals are arranged: overall by date : volume number : part/issue number The vast majority of our journals are now provided electronically and accessed through the Library Catalogue Print journals are located on the 2nd floor in the Law Wing
Print/Online? Check the Catalogue Online only
Print/Online? Check the Catalogue Online and print formats. Note varying date ranges.
myUniHub for alternative access to the catalogue etc.Logging in here enables access to electronic resources without further authentication.
Electronic Resources Login Accessing resources without going through myUniHub may require frequent logins using your usual IT ID and password. Use the orange link to the Middlesex screen
Electronic Resources Login Setting the “cookie” as described below will open the Middlesex login screen more immediately when accessing e-resources subsequently
Library and IT Support Web Pagehttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/ The new UniHub links to Library and IT under the Your study tab. There are a number of links from here including one to the Library Subject Guides
Library and IT Support: Databases From http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/ : scroll down to Journals & E-Resources then to Databases for PsycINFO
Library and IT Support: Google Scholar Google Scholar will find academic articles related to specific topics but results are citation only, with very few full text versions. Additionally not all journals are necessarily peer reviewed.
Library and IT Support: Subject Guides
Library and IT Support Web Pagehttp://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/- start here