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PsycBOOKS from APA PsycNET includes over 3000 scholarly titles published by the American Psychological Association including recent titles in psychological and behavioral science, plus a substantial backfile of classic and historic works. These ebooks are full-text searchable and can be cross-searched with other APA databases, including PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES.



Yes, each chapter is a separate PDF.


Chapters can be read on any PDF-compatible device.


  • Bibliographic-level indexing in Summon
  • Title-level linking through Get VText


June 15, 2012


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Contents in summon Contents of this database are in Summon.
get VText Resource provides Get VText links to access full text.
Digital Rights Management Digital Rights Management system in place
Digital Rights Management No Digital Rights Management system in place
Copyable Able to be copied
Printable Able to be printed
Digital Rights Management Downloadable
gold open access - publishing Resource provides open access publishing opportunities and open access publications.
get VText Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.

Many of our ebooks are available as PDFs and this format is supported by many ebook readers. Here's a chart listing the capabilities of several major e-reader devices. Some of our downloadable ebooks use Abobe Digital Editions to set expiration periods; here's a list of compatible devices.We do not provide support for loading ebooks onto your device.

We recommend these apps for reading most of our downloadable ebooks:

Looking for help with your ereader? Here's some books from our collection:

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