Welcome back to our UniSkills Focus On… blog series, where each month we explore a new resource or support that can give your studies a boost! 

This month we will be looking at PsycArticles and PsycInfo

What are PsycArticles and PsycInfo? 

Both databases are produced by the American Psychological Association (APA) and contain a large number of journals related to psychology, the behavioural sciences and social science. The APA is the largest scientific and professional psychologists’ organisation in the United States and is very well respected. 

What do PsycArticles and PsycInfo contain?

PsycArticles contains over 237,000 journal articles from 119 journals and PsycInfo has 5.4 million journal articles published in 2400 journals.  

The subject coverage of the journals in PsycArticles include:  

  • Addiction 
  • Applied Psychology 
  • Clinical Psychology 
  • Cognition and Memory 
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Experimental Psychology 
  • Gender and Sexual Orientation 
  • Health Psychology 
  • Methodology 
  • Psychopharmacology 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Violence and Trauma 

As well has containing a large number of psychology journals, PsycInfo has journal articles on a broad range of subjects, including: 

  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Business 
  • Education 
  • Law 
  • Linguistics 
  • Medicine 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Political science 
  • Social work 
  • Sociology 
  • Sport 

What are the benefits of using PsycArticles and PsycInfo? 

If you are studying a Psychology degree both databases will be essential resources for finding academic literature. Other subject areas which will benefit from searching these databases include Business, Education, Health, Politics, Social Work and Social Sciences. 

How do I access PsycArticles and PsycInfo? 

There are links to PsycArticles and PsycInfo on the subject resources web pages for Counselling, Health, Medicine, Psychology, and Teaching Training and Education. There are also links to PsycInfo on the subject resources web pages for Social Work and Sport and Physical Activity. You can also search Discover More for APA PsycArticles or APA PsycInfo to access links to either database. 

Further Help and Support 

If you need any further help or support finding, accessing, or getting the most out of your resources head over the UniSkills web pages. From here you can access lots more information, toolkits and video tutorials, book on a UniSkills workshop and even book a one-to-one appointment.