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PsycINFO Tutorial

An informative guide on the different features and resources available in PsycINFO.

What is PsycINFO?

PsycINFO is a database developed by the American Psychological Association (APA) for researching  behavioral and social science topics. It contains thousands of peer-reviewed journals and articles in an easy-to-search database with over four million records total.

  • Explore and research publications in the behavioral and social sciences using basic or advanced searching
  • Find peer-reviewed research quickly via professional APA indexing
  • Limit searches by:
    • Document type, publication dates, and language 
    • Grant or funded research
    • Research material with assessments and/or tests attached


Extra Features

Some of the extra features of PsycINFO include:

  • Over three hundred thousand historic records.
  • The database is updated weekly.