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Psychological Science

Key psychology databases


If you want to do a thorough search of the literature on a topic, the best way to do this is to use a database.

A database indexes journals and other sources of information, meaning you may search across all these indexed sources at once.

Databases are not always easy to use.  You will receive training in searching databases from your subject librarian. Please get in touch with your subject librarian if you'd like any help. 

There are lots of different databases, with different topic coverage.  Here are some databases that are particularly useful for psychology students and researchers. 


Here is a full list of databases available through the University of Bristol library that might be useful for Psychologists.  

Skills and training

Your Subject Librarian will provide training on searching databases and other resources, in consultation with your department or school.

You can also contact me or the Medical Library team for 1:1 support on using databases.

These interactive tutorials take you through the process of using Medline, PubMed and Embase to conduct thorough literature searches. UoB login required.

Database guides

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There are guides to databases such as Web of Science, Scopus and PsycINFO as well as the biomedical sciences databases such as Medline.