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Psychology research guide for TWU students, faculty and staff.

Looking for books?

Can't find the book you need?

If TWU Libraries does not own or have electronic access to the book you need, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan. The library will request the book for you from another library.  You will need to set up an ILLiad account first.

For more information on Interlibrary Loan services go to the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery website.

How to Find a Book

1. Visit the TWU Library Catalog to begin with an advanced search.

2. Change the Resource Type to Books.

3. Enter your search terms into the search fields. If you have more than one term, enter each separate term into a new line.

4. If a book in your results looks interesting, click Details to view its table of contents and determine whether it will be useful for you.

5. If you did not get any results, try using broader or fewer search terms. If you got too many results, use more specific or additional search terms.

There are multiple ways to search for the same topic, so try different combinations of search terms. If you still are not happy with your results, Ask a Librarian for help!

Library of Congress classification

Like most academic libraries, TWU Libraries uses a system of organization for its books called Library of Congress (LC) classification. LC allows us to group books according to general classes and specific subclasses.

If you are interested in learning more about LC, visit the Library of Congress's Classification Outline.

For psychology, most (but not all) books you will want to use are located in the following classification: 

  • BF (Psychology)
Across our MAIN, WOMAN'S, and REFERENCE collections, our BF sections contains a lot of books spanning close to 10 aisles of shelving.