This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.
PsycINFO provides unmatched coverage of behavioral science, communication studies, criminology, education, gerontology, mental health fields, parks and recreation, physical education and health, recreation therapy, social work, and sociology, containing over 3.3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s, with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from 1800s to present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.
PsycINFO is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®.
For full-text of 42 key (mostly APA-published) journals, use the PsycARTICLES database.