PsycINFO

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PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. Unrivaled in its depth of psychological coverage and respected worldwide for its high quality, the database is enriched with literature from an array of disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. Nearly all records contain non-evaluative summaries, and all records from 1967 to the present are indexed using the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

It provides descriptions (citations) for:

  • articles published in over 1,800 professional journals
  • select book chapters
  • select books
  • reports
  • theses and dissertations.

Links are provided from these citations to the full text when it is available.  Get It! Trent links also search our online resources for further access to full text.

For details on using this database, see:

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This database works with to locate full-text availability.

Coverage: 
1840 - Current.
Update Frequency: 
Weekly.
Stable URL: 

A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

NOTE: PsycINFO is NOT a full-text database, so a stable url directs a user to the citation page, not the full text.  To link a user to full text, use a durable url for the page where you access the document, rather than the PsycINFO page.

 

When you have full record for an item, look for "Document URL" at the bottom. Check to see if the the proxy prefix is included. Copy this link for a stable url. See the ProQuest information sheet.

Some ProQuest databases use the doi system to create a stable link. If a doi is provided, check that it links YOU to the full text before using it.

To link to a particular article via doi, look for the line that provides a doi and use it create a link.

Example:
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013
Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013

To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

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