Are all the articles cited in PsycINFO also in PsycARTICLES?

No. PsycINFO contains abstracts from more than 2,500 journals published by many different publishers. PsycARTICLES provides full-text for journals published by APA and affiliated publishers.

How much does yearly access to PsycARTICLES cost?

That depends on whether you're an APA Member or Affiliate or are purchasing access for a library or other institution.

Libraries and other institutions: See the PsycARTICLES Pricing for Institutions page for pricing information.

Individuals: Visit the APA PsycNET Gold page  for pricing and ordering information.

How do I get PsycARTICLES, or full text of an article I found in it?

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

Individuals can purchase annual subscription packages or purchase articles individually via our on-demand access. Visit the APA Databases Subscription Packages page for details.

What vendors offer PsycARTICLES for libraries?

PsycARTICLES is available through APA on APA PsycNET and from several other vendors: ProQuest, EBSCO and Ovid Technologies. 

For more information, see PsycARTICLES Pricing & Access Options.

In what format are the articles in PsycARTICLES available?
All articles in PsycARTICLES are available in PDF form. Articles published 1985 and after are also available in an HTML format.
Do the articles in PsycARTICLES appear in the database before or after the print copy of the journal goes out?

PsycARTICLES features Online First Publications for many journals, making articles available online before they are assigned to a specific journal issue. Once articles are assigned to journal issues and paginated they are available in PsycARTICLES before the journals are printed and disseminated to subscribers.

If our school has a site license, can I put articles from PsycARTICLES on electronic reserve for courses?

Yes, this is allowed. Section 3.7 of the APA license:

3.7 The Licensee may incorporate parts of the Licensed Materials in electronic course packs and electronic reserve collection for the use by Authorized Users in a particular course of instruction at the Licensee’s institution, but not for printed (hard copy) or CD-ROM versions of Course Packs, Commercial Use, or Re-sale. Each such item shall carry appropriate acknowledgment of the source, listing title and author of the extract, title and author of the work, and the publisher. Access to stated materials are to be controlled by security measures, such as IP authentication or the use of authorized passwords. Access shall be made available only to Authorized Users. The Licensee shall delete copies when they are no longer used for a particular course. Course packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as audio or Braille, may also be offered to Authorized Users who are visually impaired. Permission for other reproduction should be sought from the Publisher, via the APA Permissions Office. This clause pertains only to databases containing full text. It does not apply for PsycINFO.

What kinds of administrative functions, such as OPAC connections and usage reports, are available for libraries that license PsycARTICLES?

Administrative features are provided by the vendor. If you access PsycARTICLES via APA PsycNET, the APA PsycNET Admin Center provides access to bibliographic records, customization such as co-branding, usage statistics and more.

Is PsycARTICLES COUNTER compliant?
Yes. COUNTER is a standard for reporting online usage statistics. APA is fully compliant with COUNTER Release 4. For more information visit the usage statistics page of the Librarian's Resource Center.
If we subscribe to PsycARTICLES, can we use the content in our school course packs?
Yes, you can use the content in electronic course packs and electronic reserve collections, but not in print. See APA Policy on Course Packs and Electronic Reserve in the Librarian's Resource Center.
I'm having trouble accessing an article in the PsycARTICLES database.

Your problem may have to do with your computer settings. If the following solutions do not resolve your problem, contact Customer Service.

1. Make sure your internet browser is set to allow “cookies.” The APA website depends on cookies to keep track of your login status, your access level, and other essential information. Also, make sure your computer’s firewall program (if you have one) does not block cookies.

2. Clear your internet browser cache (the cache is a collection of folders holding temporary files created as you visit websites). Sometimes your internet browser retains an incomplete version of a temporary file, which prevents you from accessing the complete version until you have cleared the cache. To clear the cache in Internet Explorer (Version 11), go to the Tools menu, then to Internet Options, then to the General tab, then click the "Delete" button under the “Browsing History” section. There you can click the "Delete Files" button. In other browsers, you will typically find it in the "Options," "Privacy" or "Security" settings. You can always use your browser’s “help” function to locate instructions on clearing the cache.

3. If you have an active pop-up blocker, you may need to turn it off — or set it to allow pop-ups from "" and "” All PsycARTICLES documents open and display in a new browser window, which is sometimes recognized by your pop-up blocker as a pop-up window. Pop-up blockers are built into most browsers; however, many toolbar add-ons also include pop-up blockers (e.g., Google Toolbar, Yahoo! Toolbar). Be sure to check both locations.

4. An older version of Adobe Acrobat Reader will frequently cause trouble. Update to the latest version compatible with your computer’s operating system. Click on the link — the download is free.

5. If you have done all of the above steps and cannot find the article you purchased, please make sure that you have logged into your MyPsycNET account. Your articles will be saved to this personalized account for a year.

I'm having trouble accessing an article I purchased through PsycNET Direct. What should I do?

After you purchase an article, it will be stored in MyPsycNET for a year. My PsycNET is your personalized page where you maintain a user profile, save searches and set up alerts. It also stores any APA PsycNET Direct purchases you make.

To get to MyPsycNET, go to APA PsycNET and you will see My PsycNET in the top righthand corner. Click on it. You can access your articles by going to the APA PsycNET Purchases tab.

I'm having problems printing an article.

There are several common problems when it comes to printing documents. Perhaps the right-most edge of the document is cut off because it is too wide to fit on the paper, or maybe the graphics are too large or do not fit on the paper. You may find a remedy in one of these common solutions:

If a PDF version of the document is available, we recommend you select that format to print. PDFs are designed as a printable format, where all text and graphics properly fit on the paper.

If you do not already have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, please download it. If you do have it, update to the latest version compatible with your computer’s operating system. Click on the link above — the download is free.

Try setting your printer to print the pages in landscape (wide) orientation as opposed to portrait. That should give you the full page without the right side cut off.

In most browsers, you can do this by going to the File menu → Print, and then clicking the “Properties” or “Preferences” button. This opens a window offering you all the options specific to your printer; look for an Orientation section, and click "Landscape."

Many browsers offer a "Scale" function, which allows you to shrink the image to be printed. For example, in Internet Explorer (Version 10), from the Print Preview page (which you access by going to File menu → Print Preview) you can “Shrink to Fit” to the page or you can set your own percentage. Try entering 90 percent, 85 percent or smaller, until you find the size that fits on your paper.

You may also try reducing the margin settings to allow more of the page image to fit onto the paper. If your browser provides such functions, you should find them either under the File menu, then Page Setup, or under File menu, then Print; or sometimes under File menu, then Print Preview.