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To conduct a more comprehensive search, or to search for specialist resources, please see the list of subject resources below. If you are unsure which resources LibrarySearch includes, see the LibrarySearch homepage. 

Subject resources:

PsycArticles Access to full-text of journals published by the American Psychological Association. Many journals have ful text items dating from1988 to the present and some have holding dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. 

Psychology and Behavioural Sciences provides access to full-text articles from around 410 journals (articles for the past year may not be available for some titles). Subject coverage includes: Emotional & Behavioural Characteristics; Psychiatry & Psychology, Mental Processes, Anthropology, Observational & Experimental Methods.

Sage Journals Full-text of nearly 500 Sage journals including several psychology and counselling journals. 

ScienceDirect Full-text articles from more than 2,000 journals in the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection, covering all disciplines. Most titles are available from 1997.

SpringerLINK Full-text articles from more than 2,500 journals including Psychometrika and Social Psychology of Education.

ProQuest Central  A multi-disciplinary database with good coverage of psychology topics. You can use the advanced search to limit searches to psychology journals only if required. ProQuest Central also includes  access to the Periodicals Archive Online - a  digital archive of leading international journals in the humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content.

SPORTDiscus Includes over 200 full-text academic journals and several hundred magazines covering all areas of sports including sports psychology. A further 100 titles are covered with abstracts only, although the full-text may be available elsewhere at Abertay – check the ‘Full text at Abertay’ button from Sport Discus, or the find a journal to check if we have access.

Scopus Access to the largest abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature. Coverage is multidiscipinary.

Web of Science This database indexes over 10,00 journals in science, social sciences, arts and humanities, including psychology, from 1900 onwards.

Taylor & Francis Online Access to over 1100 social sciences and humanities journals including the the British Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science.

Wiley Online Library Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including the Journal of Cognition & Development and The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.


Classics in the History of Psychology provides online access to the full-text of a large number of historically significant documents, available in the public domain, from the scholarly literature of psychology and related disciplines. Over 25 books and about 200 articles and book chapters.


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