Welcome to the subject page for Psychology and Counselling. We provide access to thousands of high quality texts and journal for psychology at the University of East London. This guide highlights some of the key resources and support available to you.
Databases provide references, abstracts and, in some cases, the full text of journal articles. A complete A-Z list of all databases is available on the library website.
Below are the main databases for psychology, counselling, coaching and related subjects. For tips and advice on searching databases, see the videos in the left-hand column.
There are plenty of great psychology-related websites out there. Here is a small selection of some of the key ones:
Open Access (OA) is a term applied to research outputs (articles, presentations, conference papers etc.) that have been made publicly available without restriction, providing another route to access academic content. Here is a small selection of some useful OA resources:
Your module reading list should be available on Moodle. You can then use Library search to find the availability of books and e-books, as well as to look for further reading.
The library also holds a wide range of reference and study skills books for psychology. Here are just a few examples (look on Library Search for lots more):
Dictionary of Psychology 150.3 COR
A student's dictionary of psychology 150.3 HAY
Dictionary of counselling 361.0603 FEL
Biographical dictionary of psychology 150.992 SHE
Encyclopedia of psychology 150.3 ENC
'Study skills for psychology students' by Latto and Latto 150.711 LAT + available as an e-book
'Study skills for psychology: succeeding in your degree' by Freeman and Stone 150.711 FRE + available as an e-book
'Statistics without maths for psychology' by Dancey and Reidy 150.727 DAN + available as an e-book
'A short guide to writing about psychology' by Dana Dunn 808.06615 DUN
If you are a postgraduate student thinking of using reference management software, we provide support for both Zotero and Mendeley. Below are quick guides for getting started with each. If you are using Zotero and are having some technical issues, please direct them to the Zotero Forums which are very active and supportive.
Getting started on Mendeley [video to come].