APA PsycNET® is the only search platform designed specifically to deliver APA content. Search and discover vital behavioral science content efficiently with APA PsycNET's uniquely engineered cross-database searching. Benefit from the full integration of APA's precise indexing with the controlled vocabulary of the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®.

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What you can expect from APA PsycNET®

  • Find the most relevant and reliable results quickly and efficiently
  • Rapidly refine searches with faceted limits organized by indexed term, author, year, age group, population group, methodology, and more
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  • MyPsycNET allows users to set profiles, establish email alerts from PsycALERT®, and save searches.
  • The Admin Center allows institutional customers to create a customizable user experience, run COUNTER compliant usage reports, take advantage of other management tools, and much more.
  • Options for basic, single statement searching, as well as more advanced search capabilities
  • Integrates with popular link resolvers to provide streamlined linking to publisher-enabled full-text documents

Additional Information

  • View a full list of APA Databases and Electronic Products offered on APA PsycNET.
  • Users have unlimited access to the APA databases to which they subscribe. Please review the APA PsycNET Appropriate Usage Policy for more details.

Individual Access

Individuals have several options for accessing APA Databases and Electronic Resources through APA PsycNET. Browse a list to see which best suits your research needs.

Institutional Access

Institutions may license one or many of the APA Databases and also have options to purchase certain APA Electronic Resources. Visit the APA Databases and Electronic Resources for Institutions page for more information.


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A variety of additional training materials and tools are available from our Search Help and Training Center.

Tips & Training
  • Webinar Training – sessions for students and faculty, librarians and individual subscribers
  • Video Tutorials – for APA Databases on APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, ProQuest and OvidSP
  • Podcasts – audio summaries of research recently added to PsycEXTRA, PsycBOOKS and PsycCRITIQUES (also available from iTunes)
  • Search Guides – platform-specific training materials, including Quick Reference Guides
  • Search Lessons – sample search lessons guide the user through database functionality or sample searches, in PDF and video
  • Topic Guides – tips for searching APA Databases for a particular topic area