PsycArticles  is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.

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How do I search PsycArticles?

The database can be searched in several ways including by specifying keywords that may occur in the article title, abstract, or the full-text, or by author names and journal titles. Each retrieved record has a link to the corresponding full-text article, which is almost always available in PDF format (so Adobe Acrobat reader is needed for viewing) and in HTML format. Each record also has a link to the Table of Contents (TOC) for the issue in which the article is published.

The database can also be searched for articles of interest by browsing directly through the journal titles and then clicking to the tables of contents for the respective volumes and issues.

What information is available?

Most of the APA journals included in PsycArticles go back to volume 1, issue 1. The earliest journal is Psychological Review, which was started in 1894. The database also contains journals that are no longer published.

The subject coverage for PsyArticles includes:

  • Applied psychology
  • Communication systems
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Experimental human and animal psychology
  • Personality
  • Psychological and physical disorders
  • Physiological psychology and neuroscience
  • Professional personnel and issues
  • Psychometrics and statistics

How do I access PsycArticles

There is a link to PsycArticles from the Resources page of this website or it can be accessed directly from

Do I need a password?

Access to PsycArticles requires an NHS OpenAthens Username and Password.