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PsycINFO is an electronic bibliographic database that provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. PsycINFO includes indexing for more than 2000 journals, 98% of which are peer-reviewed. Online access to Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms is included.
PsycINFO is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. The database includes all material from the print journals with the exception of ads and editorial board lists. Full- text coverage of 58 journals from 1894 to the present.
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PsycINFO indexes content from 1806 to the present.
Citations and summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports are included in PsycINFO. PsycARTICLES includes full-text PDFs of print journal literature.
Type of coverage
Citations with abstracts for PsycINFO; full-text PDFs for PsycARTICLES.
Print counterpart or
All records published in Psychological Abstracts from 1872-2006 are now in PsycINFO. Psychological Abstracts ceased in print format in 2006. Coverage also includes:
- Psychological Bulletin 1921-1926
- American Journal of Psychology 1887-1966
- All APA journals back to first issue of publication
- Psychological Index (1894-1935), citations to English language journals only
- Classic Books in Psychology of the 20th Century and the Harvard Book List, 1840-1971
American Psychological Association
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