What is PsycCRITIQUES?

Offering a wealth of information for practitioners, faculty, students and librarians alike, PsycCRITIQUES is a searchable database that extends beyond the typical book reviews in psychology to also include relevant films, videos and software. These comprehensive reviews allow users to quickly evaluate many current and popular resources for a variety of personal and professional uses. PsycCRITIQUES, which replaced the print journal Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, delivers approximately 10–12 new reviews in each weekly release.  Visit the PsycCRITIQUES home page for detailed information, including quick facts, training resources and search tips, information for reviewers and publishers and more.

How do I get PsycCRITIQUES?

Libraries and other institutions can license PsycCRITIQUES from APA or through another vendor. Check with your librarian to see if you already have access to PsycCRITIQUES.

Individuals can purchase annual subscription packages or get unlimited access to PsycCRITIQUES for a 24-hour period via our on-demand access. Visit the APA Databases Subscription Packages page for details.

How do I submit a book for review in PsycCRITIQUES or another APA publication?

APA's PsycCRITIQUES is the online full-text database devoted solely to reviews of books and other media. This resource replaced and expanded upon the long-established print journal Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books. The readership for the database product was expanded from the former print subscribers to include psychologists in all settings who are active consumers of book content information.

If you are interested in having a book reviewed in PsycCRITIQUES, please see the information For Reviewers & Publishers.  

For submitting book reviews to APA journals, visit the journal homepage and refer to the manuscript submission information.