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Student skills


We offer self-taught and live sessions for students of all year.

Visit our the SBS libraries website and find out more.

Document Delivery Services

Where an article is not available from within Cambridge, researchers can apply for an Inter-Library Loan from another participating institution.

Both the University Library and the Betty & Gordon Moore Library operate an online service that is open to all registered users:

The Betty & Gordon Moore Library runs a free Scan & Deliver service to allow current University staff and students to get remote access to their collections that are not currently available electronically.

Holdings coverage

Users should be aware that the service only covers the holdings of the Betty & Gordon Moore Library, and the Engineering Library. To make an order, please use the relevant online form.

Cambridge Libraries Accessibility Service

The Cambridge Libraries Accessibility Service was established in November 2020 and is based at the University Library.

The service works across the Cambridge University Libraries network to ensure that library users have equal access to services and resources regardless of their accessibility needs. The service also works closely with other key areas of the university such as the Disability Resource Centre. 

For more information about how we can support you in accessing resources, please either contact your college or departmental library, or visit the dedicated Cambridge Libraries Accessibility Service guide for details and further contacts.

The Cambridge Libraries Accessibility Service has a curated wellbeing reading list with lots of online resources on a wide range of themes such as mental health, gender identities, and race. To make suggestions about new additions to this list, please contact the Ebooks Team to make a recommendation

Contact us

Department of Psychology Library
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB
+44 1223 333554
Website Website

Help and support for detailed enquiries is also available from the Biological Sciences Libraries team. We can answer your queries by email, or by appointment in a mutually convenient location.

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Twitter: @sbslibraries


Computing services

Reference management and copyright

General Guidance

Referencing gives you a chance to show off the breadth and depth of your reading. It gives due credit to others in your field, as their work was obviously significant enough for you to include in your own work. Referencing accurately shows off your academic integrity skills and ensures you don't get caught out for plagiarising someone else's ideas. The University of Cambridge has a detailed and useful website dedicated to Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct if you want to read more about this topic. 



A good starting point for referencing is Cite Them Right Online

What referencing style should I use? 

The recommended style for citations and references for research projects or dissertations for the undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Psychology is APA*.

The required style for assessed work in the MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology course is APA style.

*Stylistic conventions vary between subjects. You should consult your Course Director, Supervisor or Lecturer if you are unsure which are used in your Faculty or Department. Most lecturers also issue written guidance on the relevant scholarly conventions and you should read and follow this advice.

Referencing Management Tools

Referencing is definitely a process that takes time to get right but thankfully there are tools, called reference managers, available that can help take a lot of the pressure off.

Mendeley logo and download Zotero logo and download

We also have guides on two popular reference managers: Zotero and Mendeley.

If you need further advice or help with getting a reference manager set up, you can book a referencing 1-2-1 consultation with a member of the Biological Sciences libraries team

Can I reuse something that someone else created?

It depends as the rules around who owns something and who else can use it can vary hugely. For more information on copyright, have a look at our dedicated Copyright for Researchers guide which has lots of information and contact details for further help.

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