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E-Books Guide

Using PsycBOOKS



The American Psychological Association (APA) e-book collection comprises the newest scholarly and professional books published by APA, including reference works from the APA Handbooks in Psychology series. The collection offers over 38,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,500 books


Staff, Students and Faculty


Access on and off campus via the A-Z list of Library databases & Library LibGuides


Open the PDF of the chapter you require and use the print icon 


PsycBOOKS offers PDF chapter-level access only. 

To save open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and use the Reader's save capability.


To use the personalisation features you will need to create an account. This will allow you to add books to a list, save searches and set up email alerts for selected content

System Requirements

Internet Explorer - 11.0 or later

Safari - 11.0 or later

Google Chrome - Latest version plus one previous version iOS - 11.0 or later

Other - JavaScript, Cookies Enabled, DOM Storage

Internet Explorer versions 8.0 and older are not compatible with eBooks in EPUB format. To view an EPUB format eBook, EBSCO recommend the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 11 or later.



The HTML full-text view is compatible with screen readers, and also has the option to read the text in its own software (navigate to the tools list to find a 'listen' icon). Content is available in PDF and HTML formats, which permit zooming of text. For font accessibility notes, please see here.