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Applied Positive Psychology

This guide supports applied positive psychology courses and research.

 Go to the library catalogue 

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Search for ebooks


Information about accessing Print resources while our physical libraries are closed.

Finding eBooks

  • Use a keyword search to find books and ebooks on a topic. Once you have completed a search you can limit your search to a specific collection such as, Giblin Eunson Library or format such as online books (login with your username and password to view e-books)
  • Only want an eBook? Choose the option 'eBooks'  in the catalogue. To read an e-book, open the catalogue record and then select the link: Connect to electronic book.

Searching in Discovery will also retrieve books and ebooks

Finding and using eBooks

 Library Guide on eBooks

Search tips for locating books

These search strategies linking to results from the Library Catalogue

enter the keywords in your topic eg: educational psychology and student achievement

search for an exact phrase by adding quotation marks eg. "positive education"

Positive psychology (ebooks only)

AUTHOR enter the family name first eg:  Seligman, Martin

SUBJECT: click on any of these examples to complete a Subject Heading search in the library catalogue

Positive psychology.

Motivation in education.

Quality of life -- Psychological aspects.

The psychology book collections are located in 3 libraries
See the campus map for library locations:

  • Brownless Biomedical Library. Most recommended reading psychology texts are located in the High Use Collections on the ground floor of the Biomedical Library for overnight and 7 day loan. 28 day loan psychiatry and neuropsychology books are located on the second floor, in the Dewey range 612.8 and 616.8 (see table below).
  • Baillieu Library. Most other 28 day loan psychology books are located on the second floor of the Baillieu Library, spanning the Dewey range 150 – 158.
  • Giblin Eunson Library has a large developmental psychology collection.

Check the library catalogue to find the library location of the book you are looking for.  

Relevant call numbers for shelf browsing:

150 Psychology
152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives
153 Mental processes & intelligence
154 Subconscious & altered states
155 Differential & developmental psychology
156 Comparative psychology
158 Applied psychology
611.8 Human neuroanatomy
612.8 Nervous system: sensory functions
612.82 Brain
616.8 Diseases of the nervous system and mental disorders
616.89 Mental disorders

Further borrowing options

  • Graduate students and staff member can request books and articles we don't own via interlibrary loans Requested books are delivered to the University of Melbourne Library for collection.
  • Find copies of books held in Australian libraries using TROVE
  • Borrowing from other Victorian Universities - Get a CAVAL card and then you can visit and borrow books from other university libraries in Victoria.
  • Live Interstate? Borrowing options - Use the ULANZ borrowing scheme to borrow in person from any other participating Australian and New Zealand university libraries. 
  • Want us to buy a book? Fill in the Orders Request form.

Positive psychology reference books

Reference books are an excellent starting point for developing an understanding of a topic.