PsycInfo is the main bibliographic database for Psychology, Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health. It has comprehensive coverage, containing more than 3.4 million records and including references to peer-reviewed journals, books and dissertations. Journal records make up 80% of the database, with nearly 2,500 journals covered. The database is updated weekly, ensuring current research is included. PsycInfo at Queen's University Belfast is provided through the Ovid platform: PsycInfo 1806 to present.
Along with some other databases, PsycInfo uses Subject Headings to index references. It is worth finding out how to search using Subject Headings as this will improve the accuracy of your search results. See short videos below on understanding Subject Headings and searching PsycInfo.
Make sure you have an appropriate search strategy before you start searching the databases.
Note that for a systematic search, you should use keyword/free text terms in addition to Subject Headings. To perform a keyword search, simply untick the Map Term to Subject Heading box and type in all the synonyms relevant to your topic, separated with OR.