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Psychology: Finding Books

Browsing the shelves

All books in the Radcliffe Science Library are located on upper levels, level 5 and 8. Here is an outline of the psychology classification by subject:

BF39  General textbooks on psychology and statistics  

BF176 General textbooks on psychology tests

BF309 Textbooks on cognition 

BF323 Stereotype

BF431 Intelligence   

BF455 Psychology of language and language processing

BF698 Personality - individual differences, theory 

BF712 Developmental psychology

LB1050  Educational psychology; reading - comprehension and disability 

LB2369 Guides on research and writing skills

HM1033 Social psychology - textbooks

P118 Language acquisition

WL102  Neurons, nervous system   

WL103 Psychophysiology, neurosciences

WL300 Cognitive neuroscience

WM 100 Abnormal psychology  

WM170 Depression & treatment

WM175 Eating disorders  

WM190 Personality disorders

WM200 Psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, autism  

WM420 Clinical psychology & psychotherapy

WS105 Infant development, cognition in children

WW103 Vision physiology, visual neuroscience, perception

For medical specialities not listed above, please consult the medical classification sequence or contact your Librarian.


SOLO is Oxford University's library catalogue. You can use it to find both print and electronic material held in collections across the University.

SOLO opens with the Oxford Collections search box as the default. In Oxford Collections you can search by:

  • International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • title - full title or just a few keywords
  • author name
  • subject keyword
  • a combination of the above
  • journal title

You can also select various filters to refine your search. Have a look at our SOLO Guide for further instructions and videos.

Your SOLO Account

Once you have logged in to SOLO you can:


Signing on to SOLO

  • Are you a current member of Oxford University holding a card with a dark blue stripe?

Use your Oxford Single Sign-On (Oxford SSO).

What's my SSO? If you don't know your Oxford Single Sign-On, or you can't log in, go to the IT services SSO webpage or the Signing on to SOLO guide.

  • Do you hold a card with a different colour stripe?

Use your barcode number and password.

See the Password guide for instructions on setting and resetting your library password. You will need to sign on to SOLO to place a hold/request, to use My Account to renew your books, or to access your personal e-shelf or saved queries. The "Sign on" options are in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Click here to start searching SOLO.

Materials on Reading Lists

Undergraduate Course

These e-resources are on the reading lists of the Undergraduate course:

Postgraduate Course

Log in to the Weblearn Library Zone for reading list materials.

Borrowing at the RSL

How do I renew my books?

Have your SSO (Single Sign-On) ready. If you haven't been given an SSO, use your library barcode number and password.

Open SOLO. 

Sign in. Click on My Account. The screen will display the titles of the items you have on loan with renewal options on the far right. You can choose to Renew All or Renew Selected titles.


Book Suggestions

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