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Psychology: Searching PsycInfo

Library support for the School of Psychology

Introduction - why use PsycInfo?

PsycInfo is the main bibliographic database for the 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 is set up slightly differently from other databases because of the 'Map Term to Subject Heading' feature - see short video below on Understanding Subject Headings in PsycInfo. It is worth finding out how to use PsycInfo properly because it will improve the accuracy of your search results. 

PsycInfo at Queen's University Belfast is provided through the Ovid platform: PsycInfo (1806-present)

Understanding Subject Headings in PsycInfo

How to search PsycInfo in 4 easy steps

Ovid training videos

For further help on how to search PsycInfo, see the Ovid training videos here. (Ovid is the platform for PsycInfo).

Library training

Click here to see details of library training courses on searching Psychology databases.