Literature- and information resources for psychology, clinical psych and organisational psychology
Welcome to the library`s subject page for Psychology!
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LITERATURE AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
Tips & news
INSUM is a new resource containing (references to and in some cases full text to) systematic reviews on effects of child and adolescent mental health and welfare interventions. INSUM is developed by RBUP (Regional Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Eastern and Southern Norway).
The APA-style is updated to version 7!
EndNote has lanuched version X9
For more information, see the EndNote tab below.
ICD-11 is here!
Webpages from WHO: http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/
For information earlier found under Tips & News, go to the Archive tab.
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.
- 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
Web of Science
- one of the world`s largest interdiciplinary index-databases
- indexes articles from more than 21000 journals.
- contains in addition to articles also conference proceedings and more.
- one of the world`s leading index-databases for medical litterature
- indexes articles from more than 5600 journals
- has near identical coverage with PubMed
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
The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology
A 5-volume reference work from the publisher Wiley including over 500 articles published. 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.
The 10th revision of the International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems.
The 11th revision of the International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems (launched in June 2018)
Databases - the library`s list of databases with special relevance for Psychology
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. Information on how to log on and how to use Oria is found here (Scroll down the page).
The option "Advanced Search" will let you search the collective resources owned by most academic and reserach libraries in Norway if you choose the tab "Norwegian Academic Libraries" placed above the search field. 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 on the right hand side at the top of the result list,"Include material ....", after a search has been done. These articles can be ordered.
You need to be logged on to be able to reserve books or order books or articles. Students and staff at UiB use Mitt UiB username & password.
Under the widget General Psychology there is more information on where you can search for various formats of literature (for example journal articles, reports and official documents).
Assistance in literature search:
Please ask at the information desk in the library if you need help finding a particular book or article, or if you need basic guidance in how to search for literature.
For more comprehensive help, use this application form or make a request to one of the contact persons listed at the bottom of this page.
Most programmes of study at the Faculty of Psychology include optional courses.
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.
- here you will find books published by the American Psychological Association. Includere are also older classical works within the field of psychology.
- 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.
APA publication standard (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.
The autumn of 2019 the updated version APA7 was published.
In a transitional period APA6th will problably be accepted used in many contexts.
If you are a student, - contact your supervisor for written assignments!
Help with APA 6th-style:
The library has several copies of the both the APA6th and the APA7th -manual that can be borrowed. In addition to there are copies reserved for use in the library.
The newest EndNote version is X9 (released autumn 2018).
If you wish to upgrade from X8 to X9, remember to unistall X8 before installing X9.
EndNote libraries created with X8 will function equally well with X9.
What is EndNote Online?
EndNote Online (also called Endnote Web) is a "light version" of the EndNote desktop programme. (EndNote desktop requires downloaded software, X8 or X9). 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 X7.2 or newer. 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 here.
- Basic use of EndNote desktop X9 (course handout)
- Basic use of EndNote desktop X8 (course handout)
- EndNote support pages from the producer
- 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.
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.
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.