Ovid: PsycEXTRA

PsycEXTRA® a gray literature database, is a companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database. Most of the content was written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. PsycEXTRA includes abstracts and citations plus full text for a major portion of the records. There is no coverage overlap with PsycINFO.

Ideal for researchers, students, and health professionals working in pscyhological, psychiatric, and mental healthcare and support, PsycEXTRA is the latest addition to Ovid's suite of psychology product line from the APA.

PsycEXTRA® includes scholarly material publshed prior to the peer review process, such as conference proceedings and papers, technical and annual reports , government reports, policy statements, and white papers; as well as material never intended for scholarly use, but very beneficial to the research process. These include newsletters, magazine and newspaper articles, press releases, consumer brochures, fact sheets, pamphlets, and grant papers.

Features include:
  • Materials from hundreds of content providers, including international, federal, local and private organizations
  • A permanent archive of ephemeral and ‘fugitive’ literature
  • Perfect complement to PsycINFO’s ‘peer-reviewed only’ approach, with no overlap!
  • Contains both the high-quality bibliographic and abstract information familiar from PsycINFO as well as a substantial and growing full text archive
  • Over 70% of records contain the content in full text (PDF) -- all available for downloading and printing
  • All content is indexed using the same Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms employed on PsycINFO and the other APA products, adding further to the power and ease of searching across multiple information sources
  • Updated every two weeks

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