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APA PsycInfo Guide

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APA PsycInfo defined

APA PsycInfo is one of the most significant databases in the field of behavioral and social sciences. It is an index/bibliographic database, which is produced and copyrighted by the American Psychological Association and is made available to the public via APA PsycNet, APA's electronic platform, as well as three database providers: EBSCO, Ovid, and ProQuest. Our library subscribes to APA PsycInfo through EBSCO.

APA PsycInfo's content

APA PsycInfo gives access to the bibliographic records and abstracts of nearly 2,500 journals in the behavioral sciences. Even though the vast majority (about 80%) of items included in the database are academic journal articles, it also contains some book, book chapter, and dissertation records. Over 99% of the items included in the database are peer-reviewed. It contains publications from fifty (50) different countries and in over thirty (30) languages. In terms of coverage, the earliest materials date back to 1597, while comprehensive coverage begins from the 1880s.

Full text in APA PsycInfo

Since APA PsycInfo is an index/bibliographic database, it does not contain any full text, but only the abstracts and the bibliographic details of the sources. Nevertheless, it is linked to the rest of the library databases. This means that whenever the full text of an item, which is indexed in APA PsycInfo, exists in another database, APA PsycInfo will automatically show it to you.

Purpose of this guide

The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to APA PsycInfo and highlight some of its most significant features allowing you to make the most out of this significant and authoritative tool.

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