Psychology Databases

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Database Database Description

A database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: scholarly articles

Index to articles from more than 1,800 journals on psychology and the psychological elements of related fields such as education, psychiatry, business, medicine, linguistics, nursing, law, and social work.

Dates of coverage: 1840 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles

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Database Database Description
Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
Annual Reviews

Fulltext access to 29 Annual Reviews journals. Topics include biomedical, physical and social sciences, such as genetics, sociology, biochemistry and computer science. 

Dates of coverage: 1984 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
HAPI: Health and Psychosocial Instruments

Index to primary and secondary material on behavioral measurement instruments such as questionnaires, tests, checklists, and other scales. Includes abstracts from journals covering medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, sociology, and education.

Dates of coverage: 1985 - present
Content Type: reference source, scholarly articles

Indexes the international biomedical literature, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care.

Dates of coverage: 1951 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Psychiatry Online

Collection that includes the DSM-IV-TR and The American Journal of Psychiatry as as well as a collection of psychiatric references, including books, journals, and self-assessment tools.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: ebooks, scholarly articles
Science Citation Index (Web of Science)

Multidisciplinary database that covers over 5700 significant scientific and technical journals.

Dates of coverage: 1980 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Social Sciences Abstracts

Interdisciplinary index to periodicals in the social sciences. Coverage includes anthropology, criminal justice, economics, environmental studies, ethics, gender, political science, psychology and sociology.

Dates of coverage: 1984 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Index of materials related to political science, including history and theory, comparative, international, political psychology, law, and public administration and policy.

Dates of coverage: 1975 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles