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Key Psychology Databases
If you are looking for a specific article and you know the journal that it was published in, you can determine whether Dickinson subscribes to this journal by checking the Journal Locator. If you are not looking for a specific article, you can search for articles in the databases that we subscribe to.
Below, we have compiled a list of databases that are particularly relevant for psychology. Please click on the icon for more information about each database. Click here for tips on choosing a database.
A comprehensive index to international psychology literature in journals, books, and book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings. Coverage: 1887 to present. Citations Only.
Database of full-text articles from journals published by the APA, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. Coverage: 1985-Present. Full-Text.
PubMed (with Dickinson links)
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. 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: 1950s to present. Some Full-Text.
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: 19th century to present. Citations Only. Limited to one user at a time.
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.
Articles in the journals published by Elsevier. A collection of articles focusing on science, technology and medicine. Coverage: Varied some 1850 to present. Some Full-Text.
An interdisciplinary archive of over 2,500 journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, with some natural science coverage. Coverage: Historical & current publications up to 1 - 5 years from current date, contains primary sources. Full-Text.
A multidisciplinary database covering a wide variety of topics and fields. Coverage: 1990 to present. Citations only.
Scopus is a curated abstract & index database that links researchers to scholarly literature across a wide variety of disciplines. As a citation database, Scopus also provides tools for users to discover and analyze the connections between research. Researchers can find related documents by shared references, authors, and keywords; identify subject experts; track citations over time for a set of authors or documents; and assess trends in search results. Coverage: 1788-present.
Related & Subject-specific Databases
This is the online version of "Anthropological Literature" from Harvard University and "Anthropological Index" from the UK's Royal Anthropological Institute. It covers international journals from the early 19th century to the present. In addition to journal articles, it includes citations for reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies. Coverage: Late 19th century to present. Citations Only.
Contains review articles that summarize the progress in some particular area or topic. Includes coverage of the biomedical sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, public health, and social sciences. You can search across the entire database or limit your search by subject area. Coverage: 1932-Present (varies by series). Some Full-Text.
ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)
The largest index for topics in education and many related fields (child development, psychology, libraries, etc.) Includes articles, reports, government documents, and unpublished sources not indexed elsewhere. See also the database Education Abstracts. Coverage: 1966 to present. Some Full-Text.
Social Science Database
Includes a variety of scholarly journals covering social science topics, including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, and international relations. Mostly Full-Text.
Child Development and Adolescent Studies
Current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Coverage: 1927-present. Some Full-Text.
Citing in Psychology
The APA citation style from the American Psychological Association is the primary citation style used in psychology at Dickinson.
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