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A Guide to Psychology Resources

Research guide to support courses offered in the department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Call numbers

Psychology is a field that crosses many disciplines. Therefore, the psychology materials at Washington University exist in a number of places. The majority of these materials are located in Olin Library on Level B and in the Social Work Library in Brown Hall. You will also find psychology-related materials at the Medical Library , Business Library , and others. If you need help locating any of these materials, please Ask Us!

The Library of Congress call numbers below are just some of the sections where you might find works on psychology. The BF's and the RC's are the major call numbers for this discipline.

BF RC Other Call Numbers


  • BF1-990 Psychology
  • BF38-64 Philosophy. Relation to other topics
  • BF173-175.5 Psychoanalysis
  • BF176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing
  • BF180-198.7 Experimental psychology
  • BF203 Gestalt psychology
  • BF207-209 Psychotropic drugs and other substances
  • BF231-299 Sensation. Aesthesiology
  • BF309-499 Consciousness. Cognition Including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue
  • BF501-505 Motivation
  • BF511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
  • BF608-635 Will. Volition. Choice. Control
  • BF636-637 Applied psychology
  • BF638-648 New Thought. Menticulture, etc.
  • BF660-685 Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology
  • BF692-692.5 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
  • BF697-697.5 Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
  • BF698-698.9 Personality
  • BF699-711 Genetic psychology
  • BF712-724.85 Developmental psychology Including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood
  • BF725-727 Class psychology
  • BF795-839 Temperament. Character
  • BF839.8-885 Physiognomy. Phrenology
  • BF889-905 Graphology. Study of handwriting
  • BF908-940 The hand. Palmistry
  • BF1001-1389 Parapsychology
  • BF1001-1045 Psychic research. Psychology of the conscious
  • BF1048-1108 Hallucinations. Sleep. Dreaming. Visions
  • BF1111-1156 Hypnotism. Suggestion. Mesmerism. Subliminal projection
  • BF1161-1171 Telepathy. Mind reading. Thought transference
  • BF1228-1389 Spiritualism Including mediumship, spirit messages, clairvoyance
  • BF1404-2055 Occult sciences
  • BF1444-1486 Ghosts. Apparitions. Hauntings
  • BF1501-1562 Demonology. Satanism. Possession
  • BF1562.5-1584 Witchcraft
  • BF1585-1623 Magic. Hermetics. Necromancy
  • BF1651-1729 Astrology
  • BF1745-1779 Oracles. Sibyls. Divinations
  • BF1783-1815 Seers. Prophets. Prophecies
  • BF1845-1891 Fortune-telling
  • BF2050-2055 Human-alien encounters. Contact between humans and Extraterrestrials

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  • RC49-52 Psychosomatic medicine
  • RC321-571 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • RC346-429 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system Including speech disorders
  • RC435-571 Psychiatry
  • RC475-489 Therapeutics. Psychotherapy
  • RC490-499 Hypnotism and hypnosis. Suggestion therapy
  • RC500-510 Psychoanalysis
  • RC512-569.5 Psychopathology
  • RC512-528 Psychoses
  • RC530-552 Neuroses
  • RC554-569.5 Personality disorders. Behavior problems Including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse
  • RC569.7-571 Mental retardation. Developmental disabilities

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Other Library of Congress Call Numbers to Look at for Psychology

  • HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
  • HF5548.7-5548.85 Industrial psychology
  • HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
  • HM1001-1281 Social psychology
  • HQ12-449 Sexual life
  • HQ503-1064 The family. Marriage. Home
  • HQ1060-1064 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
  • HQ1075-1075.5 Sex role
  • HQ1088-1090.7 Men
  • HQ1101-2030.7 Women. Feminism
  • LB1050.9-1091 Educational psychology
  • LC4001-4806.5 Children and youth with disabilities
  • QP351-495 Neurophysiology and neuropsychology
  • RA790-790.95 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
  • RJ499-507 Mental disorders. Child psychiatry

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