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PsycBOOKS Improvements

Great news - PsycBOOKS is now bigger and better

  • The 12-month embargo has been eliminated, making the most recent releases available each month
  • Expanded content includes access to the APA Handbooks in Psychology® reference series

The most comprehensive electronic APA book collection — from the newest titles to the classics of psychology

PsycBOOKS is an extensive collection of peer-reviewed books that provides students, researchers, and educators access to high-quality publications in psychology and related fields. PsycBOOKS includes the newest scholarly and professional books published by APA including reference works from the APA Handbooks in Psychology® Series that delve deep into specific subfields within psychology.

Key benefits of PsycBOOKS

  • Get straight to the content needed with chapter-level viewing and downloading
  • Stay current in the field through monthly updates that include new releases
  • Access exclusive and essential reference books with the only electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology, and the inclusion of the entire multi-volume reference book series APA Handbooks in Psychology
  • Quickly locate hard-to-find and out-of-print books with an extensive backlist and classic titles dating back to the 1600s

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Quick Facts
Database Type Full text
Record Type Books and book chapters
Number of Records
  • 4,261 scholarly books
  • 63,835 chapters
Update Frequency Updated Monthly
Coverage Dates 1620–present
Content Coverage
  • 3,173 classic resources in Psychology
  • 1,100 books published by APA
  • All volumes in the APA Handbooks in Psychology series
  • 100 out-of-print books from between 1950–2002
  • Exclusive electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology
Record Format Downloadable PDF
Exclusions PsycBOOKS does not include APA Style products, Magination Press children's titles, APA LifeTools trade book titles, textbooks, encyclopedias, or other reference publications.

The PsycBOOKS® database is produced and copyrighted by the American Psychological Association (APA). All rights reserved.

Information current as of January 2016


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