Psychology and Sociology

On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Psychology and Sociology Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Psychology and Sociology eBooks

You can access Psychology and Sociology eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Applied Psychology Book 1
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Psychology The Science of Mind and Behaviour
Read on Ebook Central
Applied Psychology Book 2
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Key Studies in Psychology
Read on Ebook Central
Applied Psychology Revision Guide
Read on VLe Books
Classic Case Studies in Psychology
Read on Ebook Central
Abnormal Psychology
Read on VLe Books
A Student's Dictionary of Psychology
Read on Ebook Central

Magazines and Journals

The Library subscribes to a number of course specific and general interest magazines, journals and newspapers across the centres. You may find the publications below useful for your course or subject area. You can also view our full collection of weekly and monthly publications here.

Psychologies magazine
The Wellness Room

Psychology and Sociology eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Issues Online logoIssues Online is an amazing resource of articles on numerous social issues.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and press continue.
2. Enter your College login details then click Login
Equality and Human Rights Commission logoEquality and Human Rights Commission is and independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain.
Simply Psychology logoSimply Psychology looks at all aspects of psychology, human behavior and how we are influenced by other people and the social context in which this occurs.
Stonewall logoInformation on work and research in areas that affect the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain. Useful fact sheets on homosexual and bisexual issues - for example hate crime.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation logoThe Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty.
Verywell mind logoVery Well Mind: Explore the various types of psychology, their history, and the major theorists behind them and apply this knowledge to your studies.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

Planet eStream logo

Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.


The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.

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