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Print and eBooks

Goldsmiths Library has a large collection of both print books and eBooks (accessible from home using your username and password). Use Library Search to search for books by title, author, keywords and more. Watch the video below for guidance on how to search for print books. 

There is also a growing collection of  e-books listed on Library Search. These can be searched for in the same way as print books but you can use the drop down menu to just select electronic books. 

You can also access e-books via PsycBOOKS (requires Senate House login).

Useful shelfmarks

Books are arranged on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification system (000-999). Below is a list of the most relevant classmarks for Psychology.

Remember to use Library Search in addition to browsing, as books can be classified in different ways (e.g. books on the psychology of music will be in the music section at 781.15).


150.1 Philosophy and theory
150.1943 Behaviourism
150.1952 Psychoanalytic systems
150.195 Freudian system
150.1954 Jungian system
150.287 Testing and measurement
150.72 Research Methods
150.727 Statistics for Psychology
152.1 Sensory perception
152.14 Visual perception
152.15 Auditory perception
152.4 Emotions
153 Conscious mental processes and intelligence
153.12 Memory
158.1 Personal improvement and analysis
158.2 Interpersonal relations
158.7 Occupational psychology
302 Social Psychology
610-618 Medicine and Health
612.8 Nervous system (including biopsychology)
612.82 Central nervous system (including the brain)
616.89 Mental disorders
(including clinical and abnormal psychology)
616.8914 Psychotherapy
616.89142 Behaviour therapy

Senate House Library books

Goldsmiths staff and students are also entitled to borrow books from Senate House Library - eBooks can be accessed online remotely. For information on how to self-register online, please see here. You can search for books and other resources available at Senate House Library using Encore



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