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Psychology

Literature- and information resources for psychology, clinical psych and organisational psychology

Welcome to the library`s subject page for Psychology!

Two persons at the library have a special responsability for the subject areas within psychology. Contact information is found at the bottom of this page.

LITERATURE AND INFORMATION RESOURCES

Tips & news 


Is there a book you would like to read that we don´t have at the library?
- We can have it sent to us from another library, - free of cost for you, of course!
- Send us a purchase suggestion. Most such suggestions result in the book being bought!

EndNote X8 is here!
For more information, click the EndNote tab.

For information earlier found under Tips & News, go to the Archive tab.

 

General Psychology 

Journal Articles

Searching in Oria will identify journal articles, but Oria has limitations in its searching interface. For thorough, systematic searches, index-databases are recommended.These will most often give you an abstract in addition to the title and other reference information. The index-databases will have a link to full text when the university has a subscription to the journal having published a given article.

If you are not given a link to the full text, you will be presented with an order form. A print copy of an article can be obtained for you from a cooperating library.

Large index-databases:

PsycINFO
- the most exstensive database for psychological litterature
- articles from approximately 2500 journals are registered in this database.
- also contains books, book chapters and doctoral thesis and more
- more information under Show Info in this list of Databases

Web of Science
- one of the world`s largest interdiciplinary index-databases
- indexes articles from more than 12000 journals.
- contains in addition to articles also conference proceedings and more.
- more information under Show Info in the list of Databases to be found from the library home page.

Medline
- one of the world`s leading index-databases for medical litterature
- indexes articles from more than 5600 journals
- has near identical coverage with PubMed
- more information under Show Info in this list of Databases.


Books, Doctoral Thesis

Many will be identified with searches in Oria (search field on top of the page). E-books can with advantage also be searched in various E-book databases. Find more information under the E-book tab!
If you have suggestions for books you would like the library to buy, please send an e-mail to one of the contact persons listed below.


Reports, Government Documents

Oria (search field on top of the page) will identify some materials, but you can also search the organization`s homepages.
For Norwegian governmental documents, see Government.no - Documents.

 

Databases -  the library`s list of databases with special relevance for Psychology

 

Clinical Psychology 

Take a look at some of our new books!
Click on one for a link to the library catalogue Oria:


 

The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology -
A 5-volume reference work from the publisher Wiley including over 500 articles published in 2014 and 2015. Thematic headlines: Classification/Diagnosis and Assessment, Historical, Philosophical and Conceptual Issues, Legal Issues, Methodological Issues, Professional Issues, Psychological Disorders and Treatment and Prevention. This electronic version of the reference work includes advanced searching possibilities within the text.

Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy
This electronic reference work covers the major psychotherapies currently in practice as well as the classical approaches that laid the foundation for the various contemporary treatment approaches. In addition, it identifies the scientific studies conducted on the efficacy of the therapies and review the theoretical basis of each therapy.

ICD-10
The 10th revision of the International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems.

E-books

Many books are available in electronic format. Some of the librarys books are available only as E-books.

Oria (search field on top of this page) is the library`s discovery tool and will identify many of the E-books we have access to. However, searching directly in databases containing E-books is also recommended. Searching directly in these specialised databases your search terms will bi matched against the full text (unless, of course, you define your search field as Title). This will give you richer opportunities to identify relevant literature with your search terms than when searching in Oria.

ProQuest Ebook Central
- gives you access to books from many publishers. Usually it is possible to download as Pdf(print a certain number of pages of a book. Some titles are possible to download in full for offline reading. This, and other extra functionality requires that you create an account in Ebrary.

PsycBOOKS
- here you will find books published by the American Psychological Association. Includere are also older classical works within the field of psychology.

SpringerLink
- this database includes both books and journal articles from the publisher Springer. A limitation of search results to Chapters will give you book chapters only. Most of the Springer-journals will be indexed in major index databases such as PsycINFO, Web of Science and MedLine.

Frequently asked questions on use of e-books

 

APA6th

APA 6th (published by the American Psychological Associaltion) is one of many standards / formats for academic literature. The style includes norms for how a text should be structured, levels of headings, language style, rules for citing, and formats for citing various sources.

Help with APA 6th-style:

The library has several copies of the APA-manual that can be borrowed, in addition to copies that are reserved for use in the library only.

APA offers help pages, among these a searchable blog

New, improved APA 6th-UB:
If you use EndNote, it might be useful to read the information on APA 6th-UB. In the same document you will find instructions for downloading the APA 6th-UB style.

 

EndNote

The new EndNote version X8 (released november 2016) presents a new visual lay out, but not very sigificant new functionality.
If you wish to upgrade from X7 to X8, remember to unistall X7 before installing X8.
EndNote libraries created with X7 will function equally well with X8.

Download EndNote from here

What is EndNote Online?
EndNote Online (also called Endnote Web) is a "light version" of the EndNote Desk programme. (EndNote Desktop requires downloaded software, X7 or X8). Usually, when one refers to EndNote, it is the desktop version that is meant. "Online" or "web" is added to the name if one refers to the web-based version.

Sharing an EndNote library (EndNote Desktop)
Sharing an EN-library requires that all collaborating persons use the version X7 (X7.2 or newer) or X8.2 of the EndNote programme. It also requires using word processing software that is made for interacting with EndNote. Word will function across PC/ Mac collaboration. If all parties use PC, Open Office Writer will function fine, and so will Pages in a collaboration where everybody uses Mac. Instructions on how to share an EN-library is found under Attachments at the bottom of this page.

APA 6th-UB
For information about the style APA 6th-UB, and how to download this file click here.

EndNote guidance:
- EndNote support pages from the producer, including a FAQ (frequently asked questions).
- Ask for help at the information desk in the library, or address your contact librarian (see the bottom of the page).

Access from home

As long as you search with Oria or search for UiB resources through the University Library homepage, you will be presented with a "log on"-window when trying to access resources that are payed for by UiB. Use your Mitt UiB log on username/password. More information on working from home is found here.

Archive (for Tips and news)

An archive for information earlier published under the Tips & News tab.

 

New, improved APA 6th-UB:
If you use EndNote, it might be useful to read the information under Attachments at the bottom of the page for more information and instructions for downloading the APA 6th-UB style.

 

Finding DOI-numbers:
If you want to find out wether a document is registered with a DOI-number or not, consult the web site CrossRef

 

Tips for academic writing:
- The library has a collection of books related to the topic of academic writing available for loan.
- Search and Write is a web resource giving advice for the whole writing process, - from literature search and reading to ethical use of sources, to the actual writing.

Oria has replaced Bibsys ASK as discovery tool at the library

Oria (the search field on top of this page) lets you simultaneously search through the library`s books, journal articles, reference works, reviews, dvds, and more. You can search in the collective resources owned by most academic and reserach libraries in Norway by choosing the tab "All libraries" placed above the search field in Advanced Search mode. Oria will also link to material from a variety of open access sources.

If you wish to identify journal articles that are not covered by UiB electronic subscriptions, tic the box placed under the search field (Expand My Results) after a search has been done. These articles can be ordered at a cost, currently 60 kr pr article.

You need to be logged on to be able to reserve/ renew on loans on books or to order books or articles. Students and staff at UiB use Mitt UiB username & password.

Basic search guide Oria       &    Log on guide Oria
Advanced search guide Oria

Please contact the library with any questions!

The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology -
This brand new 5-volume reference work includes over 500 articles published in 2014 and 2015. Thematic headlines: Classification/Diagnosis and Assessment, Historical, Philosophical and Conceptual Issues, Legal Issues, Methodological Issues, Professional Issues, Psychological Disorders and Treatment and Prevention. This electronic version of the reference work includes advanced searching possibilities within the text.

Sharing an EndNote library
Sharing an EN-library requires that all collaborating persons use the version X7.2, or later versions, of the EndNote programme. It also requires using word processing software that is made for interacting with EndNote. Word will function across PC/ Mac collaboration. If all parties use PC, Open Office Writer will function fine, and so will Pages in a collaboration where everybody uses Mac. Instructions for how to share an EN-library is found under Attachments at the bottom of this page.