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More about PsycINFO

PsycINFO is the primary research finding tool for publications related to psychology and allied disciplines with more than 2.7 million citations, spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Most PsycINFO citations refer to articles. However, PsycINFO also includes citations for books, book chapters, dissertations and conference proceedings. If you are seeking research articles, you should carefully evaluate your search results to identify articles as opposed to other types of publications.

Note: Not all of the nearly 2,500 journal titles indexed in PsycINFO provide links to full text articles. WebBridge will direct you to the Interlibrary Loan request form, an easy process to complete.

Search Tips

Visit our Database Tutorials guide for step-by-step instructions on how to search PsycINFO as well as other library databases.

The following search tips will get you started in locating relevant journal articles:

  • Use Boolean operators such as AND and OR.
  • Use truncation symbols, usually an asterisk (*), to return results having all forms of a root term.  For ex. “therap*” findstherapy, therapies, therapist, therapists, therapeutic, therapeutically, etc.
  • Use limit options such as limit to peer-reviewed literature, age groups, literature reviews, etc.

Sample Searches:

handedness and cognition

math* and anxiety and gender

internet infidelity and review

(sex differences or gender) and memory

Suggested limiters to use to narrow your search:

  1. Limit to SAC-owned articles
  2. Limit to Peer-Reviewed articles
  3. Limit to 'Empirical Research'
  4. Limit to Age Groups - Adult/Younger Adult, etc.
  5. Limit to articles with 'Tests & Measures'
  6. Limit to words in title, abstract or subject