by Philina Richardson
PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and ProQuest Psychology Journals offer you all you need to get started on your next project, paper, or thesis. Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (from EBSCOHost) is a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 testing instruments. Tests in Print contains information on all known commercially available tests.
PsycINFO contains abstracts from over 1.5 million resources, and 90% of the 3,000 titles indexed within are peer-reviewed. Materials include journal articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and dissertations. Coverage begins in 1806 and includes: applied psychology, communication systems, developmental psychology, educational psychology, experimental psychology, experimental psychology, personality, disorders, neuroscience, professional and personal issues, psychometrics and statistics, social psychology, sports psychology, and treatment and prevention.
PsycARTICLES offers full-text articles published by the APA, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. A full list of covered publications is available on the APA’s website. Coverage extends from 1894 to the present, and includes topics like: applied psychology, communication systems, developmental psychology, educational psychology, personality, disorders, neurosciences, psychometrics and statistics, and treatments. Use this database when you need full-text or peer-reviewed resources.
PsycBOOKS is another full-text database offering scholarly books and book chapters published by APA, as well entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. PsycBOOKS covers the same range of topics as both PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, providing an excellent text resource to students and researchers.
Last on our list is ProQuest Psychology Journals. While at first appearing similar to PsycARTICLES, this database only provides full-text for 540 of the 640 titles indexed. Coverage includes: behavioral psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, neurology, personality, psychometrics, and social psychology. Use this database when you need to broaden your search beyond what’s found in PsycARTICLES.
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