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PSY - Psychology (WO)

Where are the Psychology Books?

All psychology books have the letters BF or RC at the beginning of the call number.

BF - Psychology, Concepts & Theories

  • Motivation   BF 501-505
  • Emotion   BF 511-593
  • Personality   BF 698-698.9
  • Development   BF 712-724.85
  • Sleep/Dreaming   BF 1048-1108

RC - Psychological Disorders & Psychiatry

  • Nervous System Disorders   RC 346-429
  • Psychiatry   RC 435-571
  • Personality Disorders   RC 554-569.5

Narrowing Your Results

Get fewer (but better) results by:

1. Using a good search strategy and specific keywords.
2. Filtering your results.


Box 1:
Online or Physical?

Box 2:
Resource Type
Book or Audio Visual?

Box 3:
Which Campus?

Box 4:
Publication Date


Where is Your Book?

Targeted Reading

Save yourself time.  Do targeted reading.

Use the table of contents and index.

Table of contents and index

Use the table of contents to identify parts of the book that cover your topic. Chapter 2 is good if you want information on pesticides. Chapter 7 has info on making organic food choices.

The index tells you anywhere in the book that a topic is discussed. In the example above, chicken meat and chickens are discussed on pages 74-75, 110, 112-114 and 162. The certified organic label is a big topic, so the index breaks it down - federal standards, state standards, USDA labeling, etc. This helps you find exactly what you need quickly. The index also tells us to "see also" organic certification.