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PsycINFO: About PsycINFO


PsycINFO is one of the world's premier databases for literature in 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." In addition to the behavioral and social sciences, PsycINFO holds information on disciplines such as neuroscience, business, nursing, law, and education. 

Quick facts about PsycINFO:

  • Updated with more than 4,000 new records added each week
  • Has more than 4 million bibliographic records 
  • Indexes more than 2,500 scholarly journals, 99% of which are peer reviewed
  • Has records going back to the 17th century with extensive coverage from the 1800s to the present

PsycINFO makes it easy to search for specific document types, use their thesaurus to find controlled research vocabulary, select specific methodologies, population sets, and more.


Information from PsycINFO at the American Psychological Association.

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