PsycINFO is unrivaled in its depth of psychological coverage and the first place to turn when doing research in psychology or any related behavioral science field.
APA has its own guide to using the database: ​PsycINFO Guide from APA


Although PsycINFO is the primary periodical database in the field, there are other databases that might provide additional materials.
  • ProQuest Psychology Database
    not as comprehensive as PsycINFO, but there may be some records here not found elsewhere
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    since the fields of psychology and sociology are so related, this can be a valuable resource.
    ​if there is a medical aspect to the topic, be sure to check here
  • ScienceDirect
    a full text database covering more than just the natural sciences. You will often be sent here when searching in PsycINFO.
  • Academic Search Premier
    one of several general databases that cover many disciplines, plus news and current events. It includes both popular magazine articles as well as those from scholarly journals.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    if the topic is related to sports, athletics, exercise, or allied health, this is an excellent resource to examine.

Tests and Measurements

  • Buros Test Reviews Online Unrestricted Resource
    Important note: the IC Library does not subscribe to this service, so the reviews are not available. However, the site provides citations and serves as an index to the paper copies of Mental Measurements Yearbook found in Reference, where the reviews are available.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook (Ref BF431. M4) and Tests in Print (Ref. BF431 .T47)
The APA site for finding information about psychological tests.

The following sites may contain the actual instrument or an abstract of the instrument.  Most measurement tools must be purchased from the publisher. 

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