Database List

The following 16 databases are best for: Psychology

See our Psychology Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Psychology Databases

PsycINFO

PsycARTICLES

PubMed with Dickinson Links


All Psychology Databases

AgeLine    
Focuses on aging and other issues regarding the population aged 50+. Includes the literature of social gerontology and aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. Also includes information for professionals working in aging-related fields and for consumers.
  • Coverage Range: 1970s to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Child Development and Adolescent Studies    
Current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21.
  • Coverage Range: 1927-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Family & Society Studies WorldWide    
Includes coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare. Publications cover a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history and social work.
  • Coverage Range: 1970-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Family Studies Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Coverage Range: 1979-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)    
A comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included. Records provide citation information for questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more. Use the citation to identify the source document which may contain the full-text of an instrument. Some instruments will only be available for a fee from the developer.
  • Coverage Range: 19th century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • 1 Simultaneous User

 
Mental Measurements Yearbook & Tests in Print    
A comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments, and a bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English languages.
  • Coverage Range: 1938 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PsycARTICLES    
Database of full-text articles from journals published by the APA, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
  • Coverage Range: 1985-Present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PsycINFO    
A comprehensive index to international psychology literature in journals, books, and book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
  • Coverage Range: 1887 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PubMed (with Dickinson links)    
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. This special version includes Dickinson library's "Get It" links to additional full-text.
  • Coverage Range: 1950's to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ScienceDirect    
A collection of articles focusing on science, technology and medicine.
  • Coverage Range: Varied some 1850 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Elsevier
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Social Sciences Full Text    
Covers English-language periodicals, published in the Unites States or internationally, in sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, economics, political science, and law. Indexes material from 1983-present, includes abstracts for material 1984-present and contains some full-text for 1994 to present.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1983+, Abstracting 1984+ and “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Social Sciences Premium Collection    
A combination of 14 databases with international coverage of the social sciences, sociology, linguistics, education, criminal justice, political science and related topics. Databases in the collection are: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), 1987-current; ERIC, 1966-current; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), 1951-current; Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), 1973-current; PAIS International, 1914-current; PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, 1871-current; Criminal Justice, 1981-current; Education Journals, 1988-current; Political Science, 1985-current; Social Science Journals; Sociology, 1985-current; Social Services Abstracts, 1979-current; Sociological Abstracts, 1952-current; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, 1975-current.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Sociological Abstracts    
Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers Advanced search tools include Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms, an aid for picking search terms.
  • Coverage Range: 1963 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Violence and Abuse Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Coverage Range: 1995-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Web of Knowledge    
Simultaneously search Web of Science (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus), BIOSIS Citation Index, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Patents Index, Zoological Record, and MEDLINE.
  • Coverage Range: varies; mostly 1965 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
Web of Science    
Searches both social science and science materials, and allows the user to see what other articles have cited a chosen paper. Provides access to Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (1900-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present) Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present), and Index Chemicus (1993-present).
  • Coverage Range: 1900-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS
  • Jumpstart Searchable