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How to Search PsycInfo

A tutorial guide for the PsycInfo database.



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.

To access the database: 

What to Expect from PsycInfo

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Comprehensive Coverage of Psychology and Related Fields

  • More than 3 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

  • Indexed by subject experts at APA

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
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