PsycINFO® Topic Guides
Topic Guides are brief handouts designed to demonstrate how PsycINFO can be used to search for resources in a variety of topic areas. They contain three sample search scenarios, and a list of selected Index Terms.
We have provided these guides in two formats: a PowerPoint file that contains only the text, so that you can incorporate any portions of the guide that you like into existing instruction materials; and a full-color PDF that you can download and print at your institution. For best results, we recommend using a lightweight card stock. The file is set to print two Topic Guides per page, double-sided, and be trimmed down to a finished size of approximately 6.5" x 4.5".
Topic Guides are not platform specific, but have been designed to pair with our Quick Reference Guides, which demonstrate how to search PsycINFO on APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, ProQuest or OvidSP.
If you are interested in having a quantity of either Topic Guides or Quick Reference Guides sent to you for use at your institution, please contact us.
Computers & the Internet
Grief & Trauma Counseling
Law & Criminal Justice
Marketing & Advertising
Religion & Spirituality
Sexuality & Gender Identity
APA grants permission for librarians and educators to link these Topic Guides to their library web sites, Libguides, course management software, and other resources intended to assist students and researchers in their work.
The translations provided here are of our Application Guides, which provide the same type of information as the Topic Guides linked above, but in a different format.
- Consumer Psychology (PDF, 652KB)
- Education (PDF, 779KB)
- Gerontology (PDF, 773KB)
- Military Psychology (PDF, 654KB)
- Neuroscience (PDF, 781KB)
- Nursing (PDF, 708KB)
- Nutrition & Dietetics (PDF, 777KB)
- Organizational Behavior (PDF, 654KB)
- Psychology and the Law (PDF, 713KB)
- Psychopharmacology (PDF, 657KB)
- Religion & Spirituality (PDF, 747KB)
- Sports Psychology (PDF, 712KB)