Databases \ PsycINFO


Major international database for indexing psychology books, journal articles, book reviews and book chapters. Also indexes literature from medicine, education, anthropology and sociology.

PsycINFO has over 1 million references from the international literature of psychology and the behavioural sciences. Relevant material from the related disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, law, physiology, education, medicine, business, sociology and psychiatry is also included. PsycINFO indexes and abstracts more than over 2,500 journals from over 50 countries, as well as English-language books and book chapters, technical reports and dissertations published worldwide.

PsycINFO is produced in the United States by the American Psychological Association. References include citation details, as well as an abstract or summary of the item. The database also includes links to some full-text articles. This version is on the OvidSP website.

A list of subject headings (or descriptors) used in the database can be found in the Thesaurus of psychological index terms.


1806 to the present, updated monthly.


PsycINFO is related to 17 subjects. Explore these subjects to find other useful databases.


psychinfo, Psychological medicine