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Getting Started

from the Library home page:

  • Primo, our catalog, allows you to search across a large portion of the library's collections to explore topics, identify relevant databases, and evaluate the results, all within a single search experience. Results include books, journal articles, and more.
  • The Databases tab will help you to start looking for journal articles. 
  • The Journals tab lists what journals and newspapers the library has access to. If you have found a citation and want to see if you can get to the full-text, use this tab to search for the journal title.(not the article title)

Circulating books related to psychology are primarily located in the following Library of Congress call number ranges:

HM: sociology

HN: Social History and Conditions; Social Problems; Social Reform

HG: The Family, Marriage, Women.

HT: Communities; Classes; Race.

HV: Social pathology; Social and Public Welfare.


Find Books Outside of Schaffer

While Schaffer Library has rich and diverse collections, there will be titles that are unavailable. If a title is unavailable because it is not in our collection or our copy is currently on loan to somebody else, you can submit an interlibrary loan request. Our interlibrary loan department will do their best to obtain a copy for your use. 

It's easy to place a request. Sign into the library webpage. Type the name of the title you need in the Primo Search Box. Use the drop down menu to select the "Books in other libraries" option. 

You will see a list of titles on the next screen. Find the title that you want and click on it. On the next page, you'll find the "How to get it" box in the middle of the page. Click on the "Request (ILLiad)" button. It will take you to the interlibrary loan page where the book information should have been automatically populated on the request form. Check to see if all required information is filled in. Submit the request and you will get an email when the material arrives in our library. 

If you do not have an interlibrary loan account, you will be directed to the registration page. Complete this form and submit. Leave the interlibrary loan page and go back to the page with the "Request (ILLiad)" button, and click on that button again. Now that you have an interlibrary loan account, your request information will populate the request form. Don't forget to click submit. 

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