Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

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Behrend, Dawn
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Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Library and information science , Mental Health , Behavioral Sciences , Reference Databases
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a primarily full text journal database published by EBSCO Publishing Inc. for use by mental health practitioners, behavioral science researchers, and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Holdings include nearly 600 titles of which the vast majority are peer-reviewed and/or full-text. This database is touted for offering 290 full-text journals which are indexed in APA PsycInfo and which have the capability of being linked to results in PsycInfo for subscribing institutions. The EBSCOhost platform is intuitive and user-friendly with a variety of authentication methods and compatible browsers. In comparison to such competitive products as APA PsycArticles and ProQuest Psy chology Database, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection of fers sufficient unique content and number of full-text journals indexed in PsycInfo to justify its purchase either in addition to these products or as a standalone database. All three products are cross-searchable with PsycInfo with a subscription. Those institutions seeking more extensive historical content, greater depth of coverage of a range of subjects in the behavioral sciences, access to APA published journals or the specialized Thesaurus of Psychologist Index Terms, or who prefer the ProQuest or APA PsycNet platform may consider PsycAr ticles and/or Psychology Database as alternative subscription options.