The Psychology Division supports UM-Flint's Psychology Department, which offers seven undergraduate concentrations.
Monographs. The collection holds 4054 monographs, which is equivalent to a 3a, and is 148% of the number from the modified ACRL standard (2733). The median publication year is 1973, and about 19% of psychology titles in the Library were published in the last decade.
Acquisitions. The 1997/1998 monographs allocation for the Psychology Department is $1322. Taking a proportional share of librarians' budgets, plus the reference allocation, yields a weighted total of $1602. This is sufficient to buy approximately 47 books at a discounted average price of $33.96 apiece. This amounts to about 5% of the total domestic publishing output for psychology, for an AC rating of 2b. In order to acquire 10% of the publishing output per year would require a monographs allocation of $3158.
Periodicals. The Library subscribes to PsycInfo through MIRLYN, and to PsycFIRST through FirstSearch. Of the approximately 1350 journals indexed in Psychological Abstracts, the Library has print subscriptions to 181 (13%=2b). There are 57 Wilson-indexed psychology periodical titles, of which the Library has paper subscriptions to 32 (56%=3a) and web access to 10 more (75% total=3b).
Ratings for Psychology
CL=Current collection level; AC=Acquisitions commitment; GL=Goal level
|LC class||Line no.||Category||CL||AC||GL||Comments|
|BF 1 - 1000||PSY 0.5||Psychology||3b||.||3b||3048 titles; 18% from last decade|
|.||PSY 14.5||Major Theories & Systems||3b||.||3b||327 titles; 11 from last decade|
|.||PSY 19.5||Individual Psychology||3a||.||3b||2143 titles; 19% from last decade|
|BF 781 - 789||PSY 45.5||Special Aspects||2a||.||3b||82 titles; 23% from last title|
|BF 1001 - 1389||PSY 050||Parapsychology||3a||.||2a||122 titles|
|BF 1407 - 1999||PSY 051||Occult Sciences||3a||.||2a||125 titles|
|DIVISION AS A WHOLE||3a||2b||3b|
0 -- Out of scope
1 -- Minimal level
1a ---- Minimal level, uneven coverage
1b ---- Minimal level, even coverage
2 -- Basic information level
2a ---- Basic information level, Introductory
2b ---- Basic information level, Advanced (Appropriate for community college students)
3 -- Study or instructional support level
3a ---- Basic study or instructional support level (Adequate to support lower division undergraduate courses)
3b ---- Intermediate study or instructional support level (Adequate to support upper division undergraduate courses; not adequate for master's degree programs)
3c ---- Advanced study or instructional support level (Adequate to support master's degree programs)
4 -- Research level (Adequate to support doctoral research)
5 -- Comprehensive level