The UCR Library collects resources in psychology and related interdisciplinary studies such as developmental psychology, social/personality psychology, cognitive psychology, systems neuroscience, health and well-being psychology, and qualitative psychology supporting both coursework and research conducted by our students and faculty.  We offer subject-specific and general research educational services at the library and provide access to information from the UC Libraries System and beyond.

Conducting Research

Books & Articles

Books are useful for getting a broad introduction or background information for topics in psychology. Search by topic keywords in the Scotty (UCR) catalog or the Melvyl (UC) catalog

Scholarly articles are carefully evaluated (peer-reviewed) by subject experts to provide reliable and credible information. Locate articles by searching in the psychology databases. The most popular databases are listed on this page.

Specialized Resources

The field of psychology utilizes dissertations, specialized encyclopedias, tests, scales and measurements to conduct research. Researchers also generate statistics, data sets, videos, and other information, often openly accessible online.  To stay current on news in psychology, check out  PsycPORT or PsychCentral.

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