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Psychology

Top Databases

  • PsycINFO

    Premier database for psychology and related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior.

  • PsychiatryOnline

    PsychiatryOnline is an online portal featuring DSM-5,  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV-TR®),  DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and Cases from DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and Its Treatment Companion

  • Web of Science

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present). 

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • Annual Reviews

    Provides full-text access to critical review articles that synthesize the primary contributions in the areas of biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

  • Applied Science & Technology Source

    Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties—from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear & civil engineering.

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in . . .

    Does not include impact factors but you can find acceptance rates, manuscript guidelines, and review process information for journals.  Search by topic areas, words in journal name, acceptance rate, type of review process, or publisher.  Directories for the fields of:

    • Business (Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, Marketing)
    • Computer ScienceBusiness Information Systems
    • Education (Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science)
    • Psychology & Psychiatry
    • Nursing and Health Administration
  • Cochrane Library

    Provides reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care.

  • Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

    This encyclopedia of psychology and related fields has over 1200 entries contributed by experts worldwide.

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video (Volumes I and II)

    Streaming video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

  • Credo Reference

    Use to find quick facts, images or background information on various topics in dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.

  • Education Source *and* ERIC

    Search both of the major education databases at the same time.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Searchable collection of reference books and encyclopedias in electronic format. Titles cover arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, science, and social science.

  • Google Scholar

    Enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature.  To access the full-text to which the University Libraries subscribes from Google Scholar
    - Select Settings
    - Click Library Links then enter University of South Carolina
    - Select University of South Carolina Columbia-USC Columbia eText
    - Select University of South Carolina School of Medicine–Find Fulltext@USC Med
    - Click Save

  • HAPI - Health and Psychosocial Instruments

    Index to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, rating scales, etc.) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

    To see if we have the sources,  search our Ejournals and library catalog.

  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP (Evidence Based Practice) Database

    Covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that's been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at the JBI so you can integrate the world's best evidence into your research. It includes evidence summaries, evidence-based recommended practices, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews, consumer information sheets, systematic review protocols and technical reports.

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

    Combines two related reference works: Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print.

    Mental Measurements Yearbook (coverage is from Volume 9 forward, updated monthly) offers descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,000 commercially-available standardized English-language educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement and intelligence tests.  Earlier print volumes available in Thomas Cooper Library, Reference Z 5814 .P8 B932.

    Tests in Print is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Volumes of Tests in Print from 1961 to present are also available in Thomas Cooper Library, Reference Z5814.E9 B8.

  • Oxford Reference

    Fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

  • PILOTS Database

    The PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) database covers the literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.

  • PsycARTICLES

    Contains thousands of articles from over 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.

  • PsycCRITIQUES

    Full text reviews of current psychology books and some films.

  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

    Provides full text access to more than 550 journals including over 500 peer-reviewed journals.

  • PsycTESTS

    Contains psychological assessments, primarily unpublished tests developed by researchers but not made available commercially. The assessments include tests, measures, scales, and surveys. All records provide a summary of the assessment and the purpose and history of development. Most records include the testing instrument and link to the peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use.

  • PubMed-Medline (with USC links)

    Premier database of worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.

  • Sage Reference Online

     Includes over 120 handbooks, encyclopedias, and directories primarily in the social sciences.

  • Social Services Abstracts

    Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

  • Sociological Abstracts

    Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral and policy sciences.