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This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for psychology.


This guide gives you an overview of recommended sources for psychology: databases to find literature; reference works to orientate on a particular topic and to find background information and the main journals within psychology.

Closure of the Polak Building

Due to the closure of the Polak Building, the books in the Study Sections of ESSB are not available.

Copies are avialable for copying via the Information Desk in the University Library. Click here to read how to get access to these books. Some books have to be ordered and might not be available yet. The most current list of available books can be found here: 

Updated: September 14, 2021

New books for psychology

Ebooks for psychology

It's possible to borrow print books from the University Library and the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet (more information is available here), but it can be hard to visit the campus. Our online collection is still available. Below is a list of ebook packages for the field of psychology: some are existing licenses, some packages are available because the publisher is now giving everyone access to its ebooks. If you are looking for a specific title, it's better to use sEURch, because there all publishers are covered. 

For teachers: if you are looking for online access to a specific book, please let me know, than I can check the available options.

Information Skills

Learn how to search, find and manage scholarly information and data in an efficient way. Visit the library's Information Skills portfolio for more online modules!