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This guide to Library and information resources for Psychology has been compiled by the Academic Support Librarian for the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences.

Library News and Events

Information about Library news, training, events and service updates.

Psychology & Philosophy Library

Psychology & Philosophy Library

A dedicated library for the School of PPLS at 7 George Square.

Psychology and Philosophy Library interior

  • The Library is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays only during semester.
  • The Library is open to all when the library is staffed but open only to PPLS staff, postgraduates and years 3 and 4 undergraduates when it is not staffed via swipe access. Ask the PPLS Librarian on your first visit for further information.
  • All University readers may borrow books.
  • For readers who cannot attend the library in person the University Library offers a Scan and Deliver Service.
  • Psychology & Philosophy Library - Online Orientation Guide (Sway).

Further details are available on the PPLS Librarian's web page OR students can email Karen Fleet (PPLS Librarian) direct at:

Resource Lists

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Finding Library Resources - DiscoverEd


Use DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more. Sign into your Library account using your University Login to manage your loans and requests.

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Databases for Psychology

Searchable full-text resources from Oxford University Press

Additional online resources

Finding clinical trials


Academic Support Librarian

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Ishbel Leggat
Argyle House,
3 Lady Lawson St, Edinburgh
+44 (0)131 651 5214

Introduction to literature searching for your dissertation

The link below takes you to of a recording of a live session for students in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS) which looks at developing a search strategy, resources available from the Library to help you search the literature and how to manage your search results. Delivered as part of the Library's Dissertation Festival (March, 2021).

Psychology Events

British Psychological Society