Link to Accessible Catalogue


This guide focuses on the academic study of psychology. If you are looking for information about living with mental heath issues, please visit the Health and Wellness section of this website.

Searching for Encyclopedias or Reference Books?

World Book Encyclopedia:  The article "Psychology" nicely summarizes the history of psychology and the main psychological theories. Also you may search by name of theory, such as Gestalt psychology, or the name of theorist.

Some major figures in psychology are,

Sigmund Freud Ivan Pavlov Marian Woodman
Jean Piaget Carl Jung Abraham Maslow
B.K. Skinner Claude Levi-Strauss Erik Erikson
Karen Horney    


Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology

APA Dictionary of Psychology

Developmental Disabilities in Ontario

Searching for Books?

Here are some samples of the range of psychology books at the library. You may also search the catalogue by the name of the individual theorist.

Books about social psychologybook cover image

Books about behaviourism

Books about cognition

Books about Gestalt psychology

Psychology and dreams

Psychology and emotions

Emotional Freedom Technique

Other titles

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development
Includes a chapter on behavioural and cognitive development.

Identity and the Life Cycle
A description of the stages of ego development.

Psychology of the unconscious : Mesmer, Janet, Freud, Jung, and current issues

Searching for Audiovisual material?

The Great Ideas of Psychology (DVD)

Searching for Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Articles?

Using Information Databases, you will find articles published in magazines, newspapers and academic journals that you can’t find using the Internet. All our databases are listed on our website.
*If you are using a computer that isn’t in the library, you’ll be asked to type in your library card number.

See all Information Databases.

Recommended Websites Psychology
Offers a collection of articles on basic psychology topics (development, personality, psychological theories etc.), a psychology blog and an option to sign for a newsletter.

Classics in the History of Psychology
A web site developed by Christopher D.Green, a professor of psychology in the York University, offers a collection of public domain scholarly documents of psychology: over 25 books, 200 articles and over 200 links to the works posted on other sites.

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