Professional associations, reference sources, specialist libraries and websites
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Previously the American Psychological Society.
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- British Psychological Society (BPS)
The accrediting body of some of our courses.
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
UK regulator of many health and care professions, including practitioner psychologists.
Other academic libraries with relevant materials can be accessed via the SCONUL Access Scheme.
- British Library
Access to material unavailable elsewhere. The British Library has a growing collection of e-resources now available within the reading rooms. Certain forms of ID are needed to register for a reader pass. See the website for further details.
- Institute of Education
In spite of its name, this library has a lot of psychology material. There is a charge for many categories of visitors, though vacation access is free. Please see the website for further details.
- Senate House Library
The British Psychological Society Library at Senate House. BPS members have free reference access, proof of membership required. Phd students and academic staff have free access under the Sconul Access Scheme. All other categories of students must pay a fee for access. Please see the website for details.
- Swiss Cottage Public Library
This library contains collections specialising in psychology and philosophy.
- Wellcome Library
The Library covers the history and understanding of medicine and includes psychology in its collections. Reference access is free. Identification is required upon joining or registering as a day visitor. Please see the website for details.
- BoB National: Box of Broadcasts
Watch, or choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels.
- Credo Reference
Online full-text access to dictionaries, encyclopaedias and handbooks in a range of subject areas, including psychology subjects.
Online statistics portal providing access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organisations and government institutions. Coverage includes Europe (with focus on the UK), the United States and China.
- Classics in the History of Psychology
List of classic journal articles and books organised by Professor Christopher Green at York University, Canada.
- Simply Psychology
Website created and maintained by a psychology lecturer at the University of Manchester. Originally aimed at A Level students, now aimed at students of all levels. Contains articles on perspectives, psychologists, research methods, and a number of other areas of interest.