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ACRL/EBSS Psychology Committee

This guide is designed to provide new and experienced psychology librarians with basic information about services and resources commonly provided by psychology librarians in the academic setting.


This is a selective list of databases which have psychology as the primary focus or as one of the major areas covered. Many other databases include psychology resources but are not listed here. Sources on this list primarily index and abstract journal literature, although some of them may also include other types of material. 

Primary Psychology Databases

Included in the section are the most highly recommended databases for research in psychology and psychiatry.

Databases in Related Disciplines

These databases are useful researching psychology topics in related disciplines. 

Psychology Databases with a Narrow Focus

These databases are useful for narrowly-defined topics.