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Key Facts

  • Format: Abstract and index
  • Media: Electronic/Online
  • Coverage Dates: 1806-Current
  • Sources Covered: Over 3,600,000 records

Overview

PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. Unrivaled in its depth of psychological coverage and respected worldwide for its high quality, the database is enriched with literature from an array of disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. Nearly all records contain nonevaluative summaries, and all records from 1967 to the present are indexed using the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

Practitioners, researchers, and students working in all areas of psychology, the behavioral sciences, and other related disciplines. PsycINFO includes psychological research and its applications; the database is of prime relevance to many industries and research establishments worldwide. The sources include over 1,800 professional journals, chapters, books, reports, theses and dissertations, published internationally. Additionally, there are more than 8 million cited references in 185,000 journal articles, books, and book chapters.

PsycINFO is a department of the American Psychological Association (APA) dedicated to creating products that make it easier for researchers to locate psychological literature relevant to their research topics. PsycINFO staff members locate and summarize psychologically relevant documents from a wide range of disciplines, and disseminate these summaries in forms suited to easy access and retrieval.

Subject Coverage

Major areas of coverage include:

  • Applied psychology
  • Communication systems
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Experimental human and animal psychology
  • Personality
  • Psychological and physical disorders
  • Physiological psychology and neuroscience
  • Professional personnel and issues
  • Psychometrics and statistics
  • Social psychology
  • Social processes and issues
  • Sports psychology and leisure
  • Treatment and prevention

Examples of Use

  • Track the latest research on a particular psychological disorder and its treatment
  • Review the latest findings on aphasia
  • Study the impact of organizational structure on job performance
  • Keep abreast of latest advances in sports psychology
  • Explore cutting-edge research on neural networks and artificial intelligence
  • Follow new techniques in educational psychology
  • Review animal psychology as reflected in behavior patterns

Update Frequency

Weekly. Approximately 60,000 new records added per year.

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