To make sure your literature searching skills are up to scratch, please take a look at the general information on search techniques under the heading "How do I find ..." in the navigation bar of this web page.
You will find the following resources particularly helpful when conducting literature searches in the field of psychology:
This database indexes a broad spectrum of psychology literature published in the English-speaking world, including psychological tests. PsycINFO is a bibliographical database, meaning that it contains only references, no full texts. In spite of this, the full texts of most of the indexed literature can be accessed using deep links.
This database contains the full texts of articles published in the journals of the American Psychological Association and other relevant scholarly journals. The majority of the publications in the database are from the Anglo-American countries.
This database lists psychology subject literature from the German-speaking regions. Psyndex is a bibliographical database, meaning that it contains only references, no full texts. In spite of this, the full texts of most of the indexed literature can be accessed using deep links.
This database indexes individual chapters from electronic books published by the American Psychological Association.
You will find additional databases relating to the field of psychology in the Datenbank-Infosystem DBIS (Database Information System) under the subject heading "Psychologie".
- Academic search engine Google Scholar
This search engine enables you to limit your search exclusively to scholarly literature (book titles, journal articles, technical papers and other material). If the correct settings have been entered you will be able to link directly to journal articles and catalogue records.
- Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Psychologie (Virtual Subject Library Psychology - Vifa Psy)
Vifa Psy brings together freely available internet literature search resources for psychology. Whilst the proportion of electronic full texts is small, the database continues to index new publications and also contains a psychology newletter. top
The Testothek is run jointly with the chair for Psychologische Methodenlehre und Diagnostik. It offers students the opportunity to actively engage with psychological testing methods.
All tests are listed in the online catalogue of the University Library. For more information on how to search the online catalogue for tests, please refer to the linked page “Testothek”.
If you are interested in an introductory or advanced course on literature searching in psychology, please see the University Library's course schedule or get in touch with the psychology subject specialist.
You will find his or her contact details in the service column on the right-hand side of this web page.