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Vinciane Constantin
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This collection offers you a wide range of resources, representing the multiple dimensions of contemporary psychology, to respond to the needs of the university community and professionals working as psychologists.

The Riponne site also houses a psychology collection aimed at the general public.

We offer an extensive range of resources:

  • From Alfred Adler to Wilhelm Wundt: access to the major authors in the history of psychology
  • from developmental to social psychology: an introduction to the various areas of psychological research
  • from cognitive and behavioural therapies to psychoanalysis: an overview of various psychotherapeutic strands
  • from careers guidance to psychometrics: an overview of research in applied psychology
  • from specialist dictionaries to psychological tests: access to reference works in the discipline

Among other things, we offer resources in the research fields currently being developed by the university community:

  • developmental psychology: psychology of children and adolescents; psychology of ageing
  • cognitive psychology: memory, reasoning, learning, emotion and action
  • clinical psychology and psychopathology
  • psychology of health
  • social psychology: sociocultural psychology, psychosociology and intercultural psychology
  • psychology of schools and career advice and guidance

The documents you need are varied and available on paper or digital formats:

  • books, dictionaries and encyclopaedias
  • journals and academic articles
  • bibliographies and bibliographical databases
  • DVDs

We offer a variety of documentary resources aimed at several different audiences:

  • students: the documents you need for your studies in psychology and to pursue your own research
  • teachers: you can suggest that we purchase resources that are useful for teaching and reserve them for your students.
  • researchers: whether you are a PhD student or professor, we provide you with the necessary bibliographical resources needed to progress your academic research.
  • professionals working as psychologists: we are happy to respond to your documentation needs to support your professional practice.
  • former students, secondary-school students and the general public: apart from the university and professional community, we offer anyone with an interest in the field the chance to explore the diversity of studies in psychology.
  • The Unithèque site is home to 13,000 documents classified by author and approach and to the main academic journals.
  • Several research tools are available to help you find documents in the open-access section and items that are only accessible on request (including older documents kept in the stacks)
    • Renouvaud is a tool that helps you access the physical and digital documents, you need, including books, academic journals and articles, films, etc.
    • The catalogue of University of Lausanne Master’s and degree dissertations for access to the list of dissertations examined since 1949.
    • See the Search tools page for a detailed presentation of the various tools available.


The databases portal gives you access to all bibliographical databases (for example, PsycInfo and Oxford Bibliographies), e-book and academic journal platforms (APA PsycNET, Oxford Scholarship Online and Cairn. These online resources are available on our public computers or at home through authenticated access, which is only available to members of the university community.

We offer a range of services to respond to your needs for documentary resources, support your studies and teaching, and guide your documentary research:

  • purchase proposals: you are welcome to suggest new resources using the purchase proposals form.
  • semester references: you can ask for reference works that will be useful to your students to be excluded from lending for a semester, by completing the relevant form or emailing the head of the collection.
  • help and training on documentary research: training sessions are offered as part of courses in psychology (2nd year BA), and on request, for assistants and new teaching staff