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Expand Behavioral Science Research with the Premier Resource for Gray Literature

Devoted to curating and indexing hard-to-find content from authoritative sources, PsycEXTRA® allows researchers to go beyond traditional peer-reviewed research materials.

Explore original cutting-edge, high-quality research

This high-quality and relevant database combines bibliographic records with unique full-text materials, focusing on the latest conference presentations and papers, newsletters, reports, patient-oriented factsheets and brochures, magazines, monographs, and standards and guidelines relevant to the needs of students, faculty, and clinicians alike. Updated biweekly, PsycEXTRA is a reliable resource for current research information that expands the scope of current knowledge in psychology and the behavioral sciences. 

Supplement traditional peer-reviewed journals and professional books

The gray literature indexed in PsycEXTRA makes it a preferred source of innovative reports, ground-breaking conference papers, developing ideas, and more recent research than what is typically found in journals and books. When combined with conventional research materials, users gain vital insight across the spectrum of the behavioral and social sciences.

Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in psychology and interrelated fields

Users will discover the most current research findings from leading academic and research institutes, the military, foundations, and other select organizations. Plus, because PsycEXTRA focuses on content that is outside of the peer-review system, it uncovers and indexes materials well before the research appears in published journals.

Browse meticulously organized content

PsycEXTRA is indexed with controlled vocabulary from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms® making it easy to search and discover content from a variety of sources. In addition to index terms, users can browse by topic, document type, year, author, and content owner.

Current & Up-to-date

PsycEXTRA proactively uncovers and presents new developments in the field by adding information from select sources on a biweekly basis. From conference papers to newsletters, patient brochures and pamphlets, new reports and monographs, and the latest standards and guidelines, PsycEXTRA curates the latest findings making it an ideal tool for improving and enhancing research and practice.


APA carefully selects content for relevance and quality from authoritative sources including leading academic and research institutions; foundations; national, state and regional psychological associations; federal and state agencies; and international organizations and offices.

High Quality

Each individual resource in PsycEXTRA is hand selected by a skilled group of professionals, all with degrees in psychology. Records are highly structured and indexed using terms from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms® to ensure precise and relevant search results. The database includes diverse document types, making it easy for the user to select the content that best suits their specific needs.


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