PsycINFO is a library database that covers a LOT of ground. Subject-wise, it includes (but isn’t limited to) the following topics:
- animal behavior
- social psychology
- educational psychology
- history of psychology
It covers different types of literature:
- peer-reviewed journal articles
- periodical articles
- book chapters
It also covers a huge amount of time: 1880s – present! Journals in 29 languages are indexed by PsycINFO.
PsycINFO also offers lots of ways to focus your search. In a previous post I talked about the limits offered by PsycINFO. A future post will look at the thesaurus PsycINFO offers. If you’re interested in other library resources about psychology or neuroscience, we have a library guide just for you.