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Psychology & Counselling: Getting Started

Off-campus access

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books remain available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.

Before you start any searching off-campus:

sign in to Primo

You know you have signed in successfully if your name displays at the top right hand of your screen.

You are now authenticated to access AU subscribed electronic resources. If you close your browser, you will need to sign into Primo again to re-authenticate.

For further information on accessing e-resources off-campus see FAQ 163.

Essential texts in Psychology

The titles listed in the link above are considered essential texts for your first year, and beyond. 

Search Primo to find further titles and browse the Effective Study Collection .

Your reading list

A module reading list is usually a list of books and other information resources compiled by the module co-ordinator to support your study of a module.

You can find the reading list for a module you are studying in Blackboard.

  • Log in, visit the module and click the Aspire Reading List link in the left menu

You can see your list in the Aspire system where there are additional features:

  • Click on the title of the Aspire list in Blackboard OR visit Aspire and search for the module code 

Find out more about your Aspire Reading Lists.

If you are choosing modules for next year, or you are a prospective student, visit the AU modules pages and on any module page...

  • click View in Aspire to see a reading list for a current module

  • click View an example list in Aspire to see an example list for a module being taught in the future

Library Catalogue

Primo is the Aberystwyth University library catalogue.  Use the filters to only show online ebooks and articles only.  

Before you start your search, from the Primo homepage remember to sign in to Primo (top right hand side)

More help and screen shots: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/index.php?id=2937