Can I get short-term access to the databases?

Yes. We offer pay-as-you-go options for five of the APA databases. The price structure varies by database, and we have both day passes and pay-per-view options. For more information, see APA PsycNET DIRECT.

24-hour Database Access: All you can search in a 24-hour period. Available for PsycINFO, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycEXTRA, or all three combined.

Single-Item Access: Search and browse PsycARTICLES and PsycBOOKS for free, paying only for what you download.

See our tutorials on how to access APA PsycNET: 

This video provides instructions on searching PsycNet Direct for a single article or chapter.

How do I purchase short-term access to bibliographic databases?

You can purchase 24-hour access to to PsycINFO, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycEXTRA, or all three combined, through APA PsycNET DIRECT.

This video provides instructions for searching APA PsycNET Direct using a day pass.

How do I purchase individual items in the full-text databases?

Search all of APA's full-text journal articles in PsycARTICLES, or APA books and classic books in PsycBOOKS, for free. Results lists include abstracts and citations to help you determine which article you wish to purchase access to. You pay only when you find an article or chapter you wish to view or print.

This video provides instructions on searching PsycNet Direct for a single article or chapter.