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Use this guide to help you learn how to use APA PscyNET quickly and easily.


APA PsycNET is a comprehensive index to published psychological literature.  It provides citations and links to articles, chapters in books, books, dissertations and videos.

You can use the link above or go to the L&LS Home page  and click on Databases.  On the Database screen, you can search by Subject (Psychology) or by Title (APA PsycNET).  

Getting started with APA PsycNET (incudes hints and tutorials)

Parts of PsycNET

PsycINFO--contains citations and abstracts from a wide range of scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. It includes journals, books, reviews, and dissertations, most are peer-reviewed.

PsycBOOKS—choose this to find full-text books. Here you will find books published by APA, classic books from the 19th and 20th centuries, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. 

PsycARTICLES—select this database to find full-text journal articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. 

PsycTESTSfull text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests.

PsycTHERAPY collection of streaming video therapy demonstrations chosen specifically as an introduction to clinical practice.

Select ALL--searches all sections at once.