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Psychology: Quick Guide

Citing References - APA

APA (American Psychological Association) style is one of the common citation styles for referencing:

  • APA Style Guide from Purdue Online Writing Lab
    The resource provides the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. It contains resources on in-text citation and the References page, as well as APA sample papers, slide presentations, and the APA classroom poster.
  • You may also read the Citation style recommendations / guidelines for other disciplines from the University.

Quick Guide

The following table lists the call number of books of various Psychology categories in the Library. The books are mainly housed on the second floor of the University Library (Location of Collections | the static map).

Please note: the table only lists out the major scope of particular categories. Other related books and e-books subscribed by the Library need to be located via the LibrarySearch.


Major Subject                     

LC Class

Affection, Feeling & Emotion    

BF511 - 593

Applied Psychology

BF636 - 637

Character, Temperament

BF795 - 835

Children, Child development       

HQ767.8 - 792.2

Consciousness & Cognition

BF309 - 499

Developmental psychology

BF712 - 724.85


BF501 - 505




BF1 - 900

Social psychology

HM1001 - 1281

Will, Volition, Choice & Control

BF608 - 637

Faculty Liaison Librarian (Faculty of Social Science)

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Doris Chan
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