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PSYC 3980: Research Design

Guide supporting PSYC 3980 classes, but may be useful for any psychology or interdisciplinary research.

What's where?

Psychology is an interdisciplinary field and students may find materials in a number of locations. UGA books are shelved using the Library of Congress (LC) system instead of the Dewey system. Call numbers have a letter code that roughly describes the topic, and then more precise number codes. Useful books can be where you least expect.

Listing of UGA Libraries and locations can be found on the Libraries website main page.

MAIN LIBRARY -- North Campus, near the Jackson Street bus stop

  • Most psychology books will be on the 6th floor and have the BF call number.
  • Educational psychology topics may be on the 2nd floor and have a LB call number, usually they will be LB1050.9-1091
  • Gender and social welfare related topics may have the HQ, HV or other call numbers. They tend to be on the 5th floor.
  • Industrial and Organizational psychology may be in various places, including the 5th floor, and the call number HF.
  • Social psychology may be HM. These books are on the 5th floor.

SCIENCE LIBRARY - South campus, next to the Boyd Center and near the Soule Hall bus stop on Sanford Drive

  • Most neuroscience, cognition and psychiatry are in RC on the Science Library 6th floor.
  • You will also find books on animal research, animal behavior and animal cognition in the Science Library at various locations.


  • Not every book can be kept on library shelves. Some items are kept at an off-site facility. While you cannot go there and browse, you can make a Repository Request so any book you find in the online catalog (GIL-Find) can be sent to another Library location.