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Psychology - Subject Guide

Journals and Databases

Library resources for Psychology at Murdoch University

Psychology Databases

Database Description
PsycINFO Produced by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO covers the professional and academic literature in the field of psychology, and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Includes full text supplied by PsycArticles.
PubMed/Medline Medline is the United States National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database for medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences. Please see the box 'Medline or Pubmed' on the right for more information on the differences between these databases.
CINAHL Complete The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database covers a range of health topics including mental health. This is a key resource for systematic reviews and other evidence-based practice materials.
ERIC The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It is education-focussed but relevant for child, adolescent and developmental psychology.
Informit Health Collection Full text and indexing database of over 100 Australian and New Zealand health sciences resources.
ProQuest Multidisciplinary collection of journals, magazines and theses, including many business, management and economics resources
Academic OneFile A multidisciplinary collection of journals (many of them peer-reviewed) and reference sources.
Scopus Indexes resources in health and life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, earth and environmental sciences, social sciences, psychology, and economics, business and management. Includes MEDLINE data.
Web of Science Web of Science provides access to all three citation databases - Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index - from 1987 onwards.
Academic Videos Online A database of videos that include demonstrations of a wide range of psychological and counselling techniques.

Psychology journals

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Medline or Pubmed?

PubMed is the freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  Medline is its largest component but it includes other resources.

The Library also has subscriptions to Medline on both the Web of Science and Ovid platforms. These databases provide more sophisticated search functionality and shows you the FindIt@Murdoch links in your results.

Systematic Reviews

Please see our Systematic Reviews guide, if you are looking for systematic reviews or undertaking a systematic review.

Other resources

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Journal abbreviations

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