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Psychology: Effective Library Research: 4. Library Search

Online tutorial introducing you to the skills and techniques needed for effective library research.

Finding Resources Using Library Search

Library Search

Search across the print and online collections for books, chapters, articles, journals and lots more. 


Library Search will help you discover books, journals, articles, audio visual material and more on your chosen topic. This is a good place to start when you are beginning to research a topic as you can draw on content from a variety of different sources.

For more in depth research in databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.

Library Search Activity

Take some time to explore Library Search and familiarise yourself with searching and downloading information. 

For example, try searching for 

  • cognitive therapy
  • wellbeing AND exercise 
  • social psychology

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