Your Academic Support Librarian 

Heather Dawson

Telephone: 0207 955 6806 






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Library Catalogue

  • Use the Library Catalogue to search for books, journals and online resources
  • New to the Library? See information about the Catalogue
  • Some key classmarks for Psychology are:
    Psychoanalysis BF173-BF175
    Social Psychology HM1001-HM1238
    However, note that due to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, relevant books may also be found in other sections.
  • Use the floor plan guide to locate material or ask at the Help Desk. 

Course books

  • The Course Collection (ground floor) holds multiple copies of essential course texts.
  • You can short-cut the searching for reading list books by clicking on the Reading lists option on the Library Catalogue.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias

  • The Library contains many  printed dictionaries, directories and encyclopedias which cover all aspects of media and communication studies.  They are useful for checking facts and figures, providing definitions of terminology and offering brief overview articles. Some of them are for reference use only,  while others may be borrowed. To locate them search by keyword on the main LSE Library catalogue. You can refine your search by choosing the genre dictionaries or dictionaries and encyclopedia from the left handside of the screen once you have run your search.
  • Examples of online dictionaries include:
    Oxford English Dictionary
    Oxford Reference Online - foreign language dictionaries
  • A dictionary of psychology Andrew M. Colman
  • Key online encyclopedias are
    Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture - includes articles on psychology and attitudes.
    Encyclopedia of Power
    - includes articles on the psychology of power, interpersonal relations and power and theories of power.
    International Encyclopedia of Public Health

    Oxford Companion to the Mind


The Library has a growing number of ebooks. They are accessible to LSE staff and students by using their network username and password.  Major collections include:

  • Cambridge Books Online - free access to 100s of books from this leading academic publisher covering all subject areas.
  • Oxford reference online - access English and foreign language dictionaries
  • OECD ILibrary - read the full text of publications from the OECD these include World Economic Outlook and Information Technology Outlook.
  • Oxford Scholarship online - free access to 100s of books published by Oxford University Press. They include recent titles on psychology and business and management (covering organizational psychology).
  • Oxford Handbooks series. These include many full texts titles covering management and organizational psychology.