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PsycINFO is an abstract (not full text) database of psychological literature produced and copyrighted by the American Psychological Association.

It contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations within the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

It is one of a number of databases indexing psychological research papers and journals. Others include PsycLit, Psychological Abstracts, Ulrich International Periodical Directory, PUBLIST (The Internet Directory Publications), ISSN International, PSICODOC, the ISOC database PSEDISOC, CSIC-RISO, CIRBIC-REVISTAS, COMPLUDOC Social Science Citation Index and the Institute for Scientific Information(Thomson-ISI)


As of March 2007 the datebase contained more than 2.3 million records and is updated weekly. Current annual rate of additions are 150,000+ articles per year with content coming from 49 countries

The datebase covers more than 2,150 titles, 98% of which are peer reviewed journals, in some 27 langauges.

Journals represent 78% of database, books—7%, dissertations 11%.

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