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Psychology Databases

Use these databases to find journal articles and other research materials in Psychology.  A subject guide to additional resources is also available.

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DSM-IV-TR Plus
The DSM-IV®-TR on CD-ROM and all 11 titles of the American Psychiatric Association’s APA Practice Guidelines. Also includes the American Psychiatric Glossary, Seventh Edition; The Principles of Medical Ethics with Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry 1998 Edition; and Opinions of the Ethics Committee on the Principles of Medical Ethics with Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry.

PsycCritiques (2005 - Current)
PsycCritiques is a database of full-text reviews of current books, some popular films, and comparative reviews of books. It replaced the APA print journal titled Contemporary Psychology: APA review of books, as of January 2005. Weekly releases include current year copyright book reviews.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers more than 510 full text titles covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
List of journals included.

PsycINFO - Current File (1967 - Current)
PsycINFO provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in psychology and related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. PsycINFO covers journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. Journal coverage includes international material selected from more than 1900 periodicals written in over 24 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material published from 1987-present. Over 60,000 references are added annually through weekly updates.

PsycINFO - Historical File (1887 - 1966)
At OhioLINK, Historic PsycINFO (1806-1966) is separate from the contemporary database. Historic records do not contain controlled index terms or certain other indexing fields, such as Age Groups or Methodology. Historic PsycINFO contains citations and abstracts from Psychological Abstracts (1927-1966), Psychological Bulletin (1921-1926), American Journal of Psychology (1887-1966), all APA journals back to their first issues, Psychological Index (1894-1935), and Classic Books in Psychology of the 20th Century and Harvard Book List, 1840-1971.

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Biological Abstracts (1969 - Current)
Biological Abstracts is now available as part of BIOSIS Previews.

BIOSIS Previews (including Biological Abstracts) (1969 - Current)
An international database covering the life science disciplines, indexing nearly 7,000 journals. Updated monthly.

Communication Abstracts (1977 - Current)
Coverage of the literature of communication studies, including applied, nterpersonal, mass, organizational, and small group communication; journalism; and public relations. Indexes more than 250 journals, including core communication studies titles. Updated bimonthly.

DSM-IV-TR Plus
The DSM-IV®-TR on CD-ROM and all 11 titles of the American Psychiatric Association’s APA Practice Guidelines. Also includes the American Psychiatric Glossary, Seventh Edition; The Principles of Medical Ethics with Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry 1998 Edition; and Opinions of the Ethics Committee on the Principles of Medical Ethics with Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry.

ERIC (EBSCO) (1966 - Current)
ERIC is a useful database for finding educational information from lots of different sources (journals, magazines, books, conferences, and governmental agencies). It contains resources dating back to 1966 and is helpful when conducting historical research in education.
How to get ERIC Documents at Kent State University

MEDLINE (1949 - Current)
International index for medical literature, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Addresses all aspects of medicine and health care and offers citations from nearly 4,000 journals, books and book chapters, research and other sources. Includes citations originally found in the print indexes that date from 1950-1965.

PubMed provides free, worldwide access to MEDLINE. It also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites and access to PREMEDLINE basic citation information. NOTE: accessing PubMed through this URL will provide links to online, full-text articles available through KSU and OhioLINK.
Using RefWorks with PubMed citations (U.C. Berkeley)

PsycCritiques (2005 - Current)
PsycCritiques is a database of full-text reviews of current books, some popular films, and comparative reviews of books. It replaced the APA print journal titled Contemporary Psychology: APA review of books, as of January 2005. Weekly releases include current year copyright book reviews.

PubMed provides free, worldwide access to MEDLINE. It also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites and access to PREMEDLINE basic citation information. NOTE: accessing PubMed through this URL will provide links to online, full-text articles available through KSU and OhioLINK.
Using RefWorks with PubMed citations (U.C. Berkeley)

SocINDEX
SocINDEX features more than 1,986,000 records with subject headings from a 19,600+ term sociological thesaurus sociology-specific thesaurus. Abstracts are included for more than 1,130 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895. In addition, there is coverage for more than 430 "priority" coverage journals as well as over 2,800 "selective" coverage journals. Indexing for books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources is included, and cited references are also provided. All subdisciplines of sociology are covered.

Sociological Abstracts (1963 - 2005)
Contains information from 2600 international journals in the areas of sociology, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Updated bimonthly.

Available but no longer updated after June 30, 2005. See SocIndex.


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Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 4,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated daily.
List of journals included.

Citation Indexes (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) (1985 - Current)
Provides information about articles on questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes and manuals, rating scales and other measurement instruments in the fields of health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

ISI Web of Science (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

JSTOR
JSTOR is an electronic archive of complete journal backruns, current to within 2 to 5 years. The collections include: Arts & Sciences I-VIII, Business Collection I-III, Ecology & Botany, General Science, and Language and Literature. For Kent State University, students and faculty now have access to 381 JSTOR journals representing over 2 million articles.

PapersFirst (1993 - Current)
Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide, covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop and meeting added to the The British Library Document Supply Centre's collection. Updated monthly.

ProceedingsFirst (1993 - Current)
Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at one conference. ProceedingsFirst provides access to the British Library Document Supply Centre's collection of conference proceedings. Updated monthly.

Web of Knowledge (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Web of Science (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

WorldCat
Contains records to over 100 million items in most (if not all) subject areas. Materials may include books, computer data files and programs, films, journal and magazine titles, newspapers, manuscripts, musical scores, and more. Not included are individual articles, stories, or book chapters. Updated daily.