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Psychology: Books

A guide to library resources and and other online resources for ACC Psychology students and faculty.

Browsing on the Shelf

Want to just browse for books on the shelf and see what you can find? No problem! Refer to this table for a list of call number ranges for psychology topics. The call number is like an address for that book: it tells us where the book should go on the shelf and you can use it to find books on specific topics. 

Call Number Range Psychology Topic
BF 173 - 175.5 Psychoanalysis
BF 176 - 176.5 Psychological tests and testing
BF 180 - 198.7 Experimental psychology
BF 203 Gestalt psychology
BF 207 - 209 Psychotropic drugs and other substances
BF 231 - 299 Sensation. Aesthesiology
BF 309 - 499 ConsciousnessCognition
BF 501 - 505 Motivation
BF 511 - 593 AffectionFeelingEmotion
BF 608 - 635 WillVolition. Choice. Control
BF 636 - 637 Applied psychology
BF 638 - 648 New Thought. Menticulture, etc.
BF 660 - 685

Comparative psychology
Animal and human psychology

BF 692 - 692.5 Psychology of sex. 
Sexual behavior
BF 697 - 697.5 Differential psychology
BF 698 - 698.9 Personality
BF 699 - 711 Genetic psychology
BF 712 - 724.85 Developmental psychology 
(including infant psychology
child psychology
BF 795 - 839 TemperamentCharacter
BF 839.8 - 885 PhysiognomyPhrenology
BF 889 - 905 Graphology. Study of handwriting
BF 908 - 940 The handPalmistry

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Finding Books

Books are a great resource for finding in-depth information on your topic, since books are often written by subject experts. They help consolidate knowledge regarding the topic and present a foundational overview. You can find both physical books and e-books through the library: you can check physical books out from the library with your student I.D. and you can often download e-books to your computer (or tablet or phone) to read. 

When you find a book, make sure to consider the author and the publication date: knowing how recent the book was written and if the author is an expert on the topic can help you determine whether the book is more useful or not for your research.

Here is a library catalog search for your convenience! Try title, author, subject, or keywords.

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