Introduction

This subject guide will help you locate the resources you will find particularly useful when commencing your studies in this area. Here is the best place to find books, information about databases and a guide to appropriate websites.

Referencing advice: The TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present all your work with citations and references in the Harvard (author/date) format. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this important area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Independent studies (IPs): When undertaking any independent study, research or book review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Psychology.

Faculty Resources: All material purchased for the teachers of psychology is also available for student use if it is not required by the teachers. The resources are kept in the Library and can be found using the Library catalogue.

In Sociology the Dewey Numbers that will help you locate information on our shelves are:

  • 300 Social sciences
  • 302 Social interaction
  • 302.2 Communication
  • 303.32 Socialization
  • 303.4 Social change
  • 304.6 Population
  • 305 Social groups
  • 305.23 Social groups / young people
  • 305.235 Young people twelve to twenty
  • 305.4 Women
  • 319 Australian statistics