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Collection Development

Subject Policy Statement - PSYCHOLOGY


A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seek to support research and teaching in all aspects of psychology, including neuroscience, cognitive science, physiological psychology, social psychology, personality, clinical psychology, educational and developmental psychology. The Collection supports the needs of undergraduate students, graduate students, PhD and post-doctorate students, faculty and researchers.

Areas of established specialization are cognitive studies (language and cognition, vision research, psychophysiology and perception); social cognition, child development, as well as more applied social and organizational psychology.


B. General Selection Guidelines (See Classed Analysis)

Overall, the Libraries' existing collection and acquisitions commitment, based upon available resources, and its collection goal for Psychology are at the research level.


C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect monographs, annuals, reference tools and scholarly series extensively; periodicals, CD-ROMs and other electronic tools, DVDs and videocassettes selectively; textbooks and dissertations (other than HKU dissertations).
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect current publications extensively, and earlier materials, selectively.
  3. Chronological Focus: All
  4. Languages Collected: We collect English language materials extensively and Chinese-language materials selectively. All others are collected very selectively.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect UK and North American materials extensively and other materials, selectively.