APA Databases and Electronic Resources for Institutions

APA Databases and Electronic Resources

APA databases and electronic resources provide authoritative solutions to meet the interdisciplinary needs of every institution. From comprehensive discovery and linking tools to a powerful search and retrieval engine, APA provides resources designed to improve the user experience by reducing discovery time, exposing related content, dynamically linking to full-text documents, and much more.

An interdisciplinary approach to behavioral science indexing makes APA databases among the most heavily-used electronic resources across all fields at institutions worldwide, and a tremendous value for every library.

In addition, APA also provides professional support for administering and managing all of the databases, specialized training and documentation, and other essential elements such as MARC records and access to supplemental materials.

Each APA electronic resource is extremely powerful on its own. But in combination, they create an essential core of behavioral science literature with far-reaching interdisciplinary applications, establishing extraordinary value for any institutional collection.

Institutional APA Databases & Electronic Resources License Terms and Fees for Databases

APA offers the following databases and electronic resources for institutions:


APA offers industry standard terms for site licenses. They include

  • Remote Access
  • Access for walk-ins
  • Perpetual Access
  • ILL and Electronic Course Reserves for full text

See our Terms and Conditions for the short form of our license

View sample licenses

Licensed Database Pricing for Institutions

APA offers tiered pricing based on size and type of institution for most licensed databases. PsycTHERAPY and APA Video Introduction to Psychotherapy Systems are available for a flat annual fee.

Fees apply to geographically distinct institutions, such as a single campus of a university. Multiple campuses, satellite locations, etc., require separate licenses.


APA licenses its databases on APA PsycNET and through several vendors.

Learn More About the APA PsycNET Search Platform

Designed with the APA research databases in mind, APA PsycNET combines APA's knowledge of psychology and behavioral science, expert indexing, advanced search technology, and state-of-the-art video distribution. APA PsycNET enhances your ability to conduct professional, quality research by providing greater flexibility, powerful search and display options, and by producing targeted results.

Notable video search and display features of APA PsycNET include:

  • Conduct targeted searches across multiple fields
  • Browse by topic, therapist, or approach
  • Jump to specific points within the video by searching within transcripts that are carefully synchronized with the video
  • Full integration of the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®
  • Citation Finder and cited reference searching to locate individual citations or track research over time
  • In-line definitions from the APA Dictionary of Psychology for all HTML records
  • My PsycNET personal research manager and more

Learn more about APA PsycNET.