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Psychology: Key Resources

A Library Guide to Psychology resources for students and staff of the University of Newcastle

Psychology Databases

Searching in databases is a great way to ensure you're getting the best possible search results. Try these psychology databases to find resources that are most relevant to your discipline.

Web Resources

Evaluate the resources you find online carefully, as not all are suitable quality for use in your studies. These psychology web resources are recommended by your University of Newcastle Library. 

Professional Associations

It can be valuable to build your career prospects and networks by connecting with professional associations. You might like to engage with these psychology groups as a student, or even throughout your career.

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Useful resources for understanding your topic and finding the right keywords to use in your searching. 

Open Access (OA) Textbooks and Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined by UNESCO as

“… teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions....”

See the OER resources for our school here


Open Access (OA) courses or lectures covering Psychology include:

See more OA course resources at our OER Guide for Psychology.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free, publicly accessible, openly-licensed digital collection of high-quality teaching and learning materials available under a Creative Commons license for open sharing. See the following as an example.

MIT Psychology course


Open Yale Courses provides open access to a selection of introductory courses taught at Yale University.

OER Open Yale Courses

UCTV: University of California Television is a public-serving media outlet featuring programming from throughout the University of California

  • The Remarkable Learning Abilities of the Human Brain by UCTV

OER Books

OER book intro to neuroscience

OER book Psychology e2

OER book psychology communication

Your Subject Librarians

This guide has been created by University of Newcastle Librarians who work with your schools to make sure you have access to the resources you need. The Librarians supporting Psychology are:

Research Liaison Librarian


We are currently recruiting a Research Liaison Librarian 

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