Information and Learning Resources
The Sanville Institute online library system includes the contents of databases from PsycINFO, Proquest Psychology Journals, and Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) Archives.
Our library system is available to students and faculty through remote access. Students are also required to obtain borrowing privileges at a major university library in order to supplement the offerings of our online library. University of California libraries in both southern and Northern California, such as those at UCLA, UC Irvine, and UC Berkeley, are available to Institute students. Private libraries in both southern and northern California are also available to Institute students. The library at the Reiss Davis Child Study Center is open to students in southern California. For information on other private libraries, students should consult with faculty.
The Institute is committed to helping students in the use of library and other information resources, and the development of information literacy skills. As stated in our program learning outcomes, the student “finds, validates, critiques, and applies appropriate information resources and research materials in the preparation of scholarly works.”
To support the development of doctoral level information literacy skills, the Institute employs a reference librarian, experienced in providing academic psychological research services. He is available to students and faculty in person, by phone, or email to respond to individual research inquiries and to provide technical support. The librarian also conducts annual workshops in the use of its library system and biannual workshops in the use of the internet for bibliographic searches and accessing of professional journals. In addition, the Institute provides group and individual guidance for students in the use of the APA Publication Manual, which is the standard for all written coursework.
Although students are expected to be proficient in the use of MS Word for writing papers and email for communicating with faculty and administration, individual faculty members are available to assist students with basic word processing questions.
On occasion if a student is unable to attend a seminar, they may participate in the seminar through video-conferencing technology. Either the faculty leader or the administrative staff is responsible for setting up the connection at the school’s end, and helping the student manage the technology from her end.
The Sanville Institute recognizes that all students, and adult learners in particular, have different learning styles; mentors work with the student to identify and address particular areas where they may need extra support.
A California resident may purchase a borrowing card at the Privileges Desk, Doe Library, floor 1, currently priced at $100 for one year. You must show proof of California residence and a current government-issued ID and pay by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, bank debit card, personal check or money order, made payable to The Regents of the University of California
Privileges with this card:
- A maximum of 20 books charged out at any one time
- Access to most campus libraries (including Main (Gardner) Stacks and Moffitt Library)
- Reference assistance
- Databases, library catalogs and other educational resources via computers in the libraries, but not remotely.
- Many library events and exhibits
UCLA grants library services with borrowing privileges to members of the UCLA Library Associates at the $80 membership level and above. To join the Library Associates contact UCLA Library Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Library Associate has access to
- UCLA’s comprehensive and unique collections, which include core collections as well as primary source materials that support research.
- Research and instructional services, from in-person and online reference assistance to information literacy programs that teach students how to use the myriad of information sources available to them in all media.
- Library facilities, from the undergraduate College Library in the landmark Powell Library Building to the contemporary Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Management Library, from the Night Powell Extended Hours Reading Room to group study rooms in many libraries.