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Psychology: Psychological therapies literature searching: 5. Library Search

This tutorial will guide you through searching library resources to find evidence based psychological therapies literature.

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 

  • psychology research methods
  • clinical psychology AND psychotherapy 

Looking for video content?

Documentaries and films can offer insight into understandings and perceptions on psychological topics. The Kanopy stream service has a psychology collection which covers a range of topics including psychological concepts, family therapy and treating psychological disorders. You can explore the general collection here, whilst psychotherapy specific content is available here.

IAPT resources

  • IAPT resources from CEDAR can be found here.
  • IAPT Information from NHS England can be found here.
  • Psychological therapies information from the Devon Partnership NHS Trust can be found here.

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