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Chester Fritz Library resources for Psychology

Searching for Online and Physical Books

Need to FIND A BOOK @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Go to the Library's Web Site and start typing a topic in the Library Search box
  • Select "in Books+" from the drop-down options
  • To limit your search results to EBOOKS, under "Availability," select "Available online"
  • You can use the Advanced Search to limit by material type "Books" and search by "Subject"

Subject Terms

Library of Congress subject headings can be helpful when searching for books available in the library. For example, try searching the library catalog with terms listed below:

  • Psychology 
  • Psychological tests and testing
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Applied psychology 
  • Social psychology 

Need to FIND A BOOK  *NOT* @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Use WorldCat - Available from QuickLinks.  You can search books from anywhere in the country and request Chester Fritz Library borrow that book for you. If it turns out that the book is available from our library, you'll see Image indicates book is available at UND. You can have our library borrow a book from another library (called an InterLibrary Loan) by registering and requesting the book here.

Browsing for Books

Chester Fritz Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System (LC), an alpha-numeric system, to organize our materials including reference books, DVDs, and popular reading. 


  • General subject areas are shown in the first letter
    • For example: BF = psychology
  • Subsequent letters and numbers narrow the subject area and author to a single book
    • For example: BF636.6 .A63 2012


B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion 

BF Psychology

BF1-990 Psychology (subdivided by subtopic). See the Psychology page for details.

The entire LC system is available at the Library of Congress.

Finding Dissertations and Theses