Psychology Databases

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Mary Beth

Mary Beth Chambers
Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services
719-255-3289
mchamber@uccs.edu

Finding Tests, Measurements, and Scales

NOTE that the actual instruments are generally NOT included in the databases but information on where to order as well as secondary material on reliability and validity is generally included.

Psychology Databases

PsycINFO EBSCOhost  1872-
PsycINFO covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Communication topics such as interpersonal communication, family communication, male-female communication and nonverbal communication, can be searched in this database. The database includes information from empirical studies, case studies, surveys, bibliographies, literature reviews, discussion articles, conference reports and dissertations.

APA PsycNET American Psychological Association years vary
Search PsycARTICLES (full-text of articles from APA journals), PsycCRITIQUES (reviews of current psychology-related books and films), and PsycTESTS (repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures). Search them individually or all at once.

MIT CogNet  years vary
A brain and cognitive science database that searches selected journals, e-books, reference materials and conference proceedings.

PILOTS  CSA Illumina  1871-
PILOTS, or Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress database, covers literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this database is updated monthly and is not limited to literature on PTSD among veterans. This version of PILOTS requires a Library VPN connection if accessing off campus.

ScienceDirect Elsevier 1997-
Access to the Elsevier Science journal collection which consists of over 15,000 journals including approximate 735 titles in full-text. Subjects include Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Business & Management Science, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Mathematics & Computer Science, Microbiology & Immunology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physics, and Social Sciences.

Scopus Elsevier 1966-
Scopus is an abstracts database covering the following fields: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, life and health sciences, social sciences, psychology, economics, and environmental sciences. Provides access to over 26 million abstracts (going back to 1966) and 10 years of reference backfiles.

Social Sciences Citation Index ISI Web of Knowledge 1900-
Includes current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found the world's leading scholarly social sciences journals covering more than 50 disciplines.

Sociological Abstracts ProQuest 1952-
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. An excellent resource for any sociology related topic.

Tests, Measures, Instruments and Scales

HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments) Ebscohost 1985-
Provides information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, coding schemes, rating scales, vignettes) in the health fields and psychosocial sciences. HAPI helps scholars identify instruments for research, grants, client/patient assessment, and program evaluation.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print Ebscohost years vary
This database combines Mental Measurements Yearbook, a comprehensive guide to testing instruments produced by the Buros Institute, and Tests in Print (TIP), a bibliography that includes test purpose, publisher, in-print status, price, intended test population, administration times, publication date, and author.

DSM® Library American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. current
The complete DSM® library including the DSM-5® Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV-TR® Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis Symptom Index, and Cases from DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and Its Treatment Companion.

Additional Sources

Alcohol Studies Database  n/a
Over 80,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials. Created and maintained by Rutgers University.

Films on Demand Films Media Group  years vary
Contains thousands of streaming documentaries in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. For criminal justice, it contains films in the areas of criminal investigation, criminal justice system and sociology.

PubMed  Mid 1960's-
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A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. Finding Full Text in PubMed.

PsychiatryOnline American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. current
Includes the complete DSM Library, full-text journals published by APPI, as well as access to a book of the month.

Annual Reviews  1996-
Annual Reviews provides researchers, professors, and scientific professionals with a definitive academic resource in 29 scientific disciplines.

Dissertations and Theses Proquest  1639-
Indexes the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. Abstracting of dissertations begins with 1980 and abstracting of theses begins with 1988.

SpringerLink   1997-
Access to the complete contents of more than 500 journals and 17,000 e-books, covering a wide array of subjects, including science, technology, medicine, humanities, and economics.

Selected General Databases

Academic OneFile Gale/InfoTrac 1980-
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Premier EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for more than 3,430 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 on a daily basis.

Expanded Academic ASAP Gale/InfoTrac 1980-
Use this database to find information on Astronomy, Religion, Law, History, Psychology, Humanities, Current Events, Sociology, Communications and the General Sciences.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson) EBSCOhost 1982-
This general database includes articles that cover a wide range of topics in education, general science, humanities, and the social sciences. Formerly known as WilsonWeb, OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition contains the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications.

Sage Online Journals Sage  years vary
A full-text, multidisciplinary database covering more than 520 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine.

Wiley Interscience Journals  1988-
Access to scholarly journal literature in the fields of Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Education, Engineering, Law, Life and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.