PsycINFO® is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines.

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What you can expect from PsycINFO

Comprehensive Coverage
  • More than 3.7 million records, covering psychology back to its underpinnings in the 17th Century
  • Records for peer-reviewed journals, books, and dissertations
  • Professional coverage beyond psychology to include related disciplines such as medicine, law, social work, neuroscience, business, nursing, forensics, engineering, and more
High-quality Records
  • Meticulously indexed by subject experts at APA
  • Extensive pre-release quality assurance and post-release record monitoring ensures highly relevant and accurate results
  • Immediate coverage of correction and retraction notices indexed and cross-referenced to original record
Authoritative Publications
  • Each publication indexed in PsycINFO has been carefully selected by a team of experts for relevance
  • Direction advised by esteemed scholars, scientists, and librarians within APA's membership and the library community

Additional Features

Fully Integrated Linking Tools
  • Direct links to available full-text journal articles, books, and book chapters from provided DOIs
  • Links to other works by the same author
  • Cited By links to track the genealogy of a body of work
Other Important Features
  • Grant and sponsorship data
  • Tests and measures field to help locate specific tests
  • Indexing for "first posting" records yields access to earliest publication of journal articles
  • Publication history to track submission, acceptance, and publication dates
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