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A World-class Resource for Behavioral and Social Science Research

Centered on psychology and the behavioral and social sciences, the interdisciplinary content in PsycINFO ;makes it one of the most highly utilized databases by students, researchers, educators, and practitioners worldwide, and an indispensable tool for the discovery of global scholarly research.

Discover the Powerful Interdisciplinary Advantage of PsycINFO

With nearly 4 million records and upwards of 4,000 expertly-indexed records added each week, this ever-expanding collection of behavioral and social science research, dissertations, and scholarly literature abstracts offers a broad view of the field. With relevance to a host of related disciplines, including neuroscience, business, nursing, law, and education, PsycINFO delivers the peer-reviewed content and abstracts students and researchers need, and does so with remarkable precision and a dedication to scholarly and scientific excellence.

Explore the full breadth of research in the behavioral and social sciences with confidence.

Focused on the interdisciplinary aspects of the worldwide behavioral and social science research and literature, PsycINFO is unmatched as a resource for locating scholarly research findings in psychology and related fields across a host of academic disciplines — from the historical to the cutting edge.

Quickly locate trusted peer-reviewed research

Professional indexing by APA experts helps to enable a more effective research experience

Shorten the amount of time spent searching by easily identifying:

  • Document types, such as journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, and editorials
  • Specific research methodologies, such as clinical case reports, empirical studies and literature reviews
  • Documents that have tests or assessment instruments appended
  • Research from a specific grant or funding source
  • And much more

Current & Comprehensive

PsycINFO remains one of the most current resources available for exploring and locating behavioral and social science research. It includes features such as First Posting for journal records ensuring access to the earliest publication of a journal article. PsycINFO offers a broad view of the behavioral and social sciences, and represents a time-tested core of research literature and findings necessary for any comprehensive psychology collection. Coverage spans from the 17th century to the present, charting the evolution of psychology over time through peer-reviewed journals, books, and dissertations.

High Quality

The content in PsycINFO is selected by APA experts based on quality and relevance to the field. Each bibliographic record is then meticulously created and reviewed by APA’s skilled and knowledgeable staff. Additionally, record monitoring continues post-release to ensure the highest level of accuracy for each individual record. Complete database reloads occur regularly, allowing for ever-increasing functionality, the inclusion of new fields, and enhanced indexing features.


APA has been producing authoritative bibliographic records since the end of the 19th century, initially with Psychological Index and followed by Psychological Abstracts in 1927. PsycINFO was introduced in 1967 and since that time has been governed by policy direction from esteemed scholars and scientists from within APA’s membership.


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