All fields are searchable in all databases, except where noted.
Any Field: yields results from all the searchable fields except cited references.
Abstract: brief summary of the document.
Administration Time: time required to administer the test (e.g., 1 hour, 2–3 hours, 30–45 minutes)
Affiliation: institutional affiliation of the author (not available in PsycTHERAPY)
Author: name of the author or authors listed in the document; always displayed last name, first name, or first initial.
Author of Reviewed Item: if the document is a review, this field indicates the author of the material being reviewed (PsycARTICLES, PsycCRITIQUES, and PsycINFO only).
Book Title: title of book.
Conference: This field contains information about where and when a document was presented at a conference or symposium and whether or not it was presented in its entirety or only portions (not available in PsycTESTS).
Content owner: person or organization owning the content materials (PsycEXTRA only; in all other databases, search Publisher).
Correction date: Date that a corrected version of record entered the database in YYYYMMDD format.
Correspondence: address of the author.
DOI Number: (Digital Object Identifier) publisher-registered persistent link to a unique full-text document.
First Page: the first page of a document, such as a journal article, book chapter, or encyclopedia entry. Enter the numeral found in the citation to search this field (not available in PsycTESTS).
Geographic Location: location where the research took place or that was the focus of the study.
Grant/Sponsorship: includes sponsor names, recipient names, grant/contract/award information, funding amounts, funding dates, and other details about the sponsorship.
Index Terms: controlled vocabulary from Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
ISBN: International Standard Book Number assigned to the book or non-serial.
ISSN: International Standard Serial Number assigned to the journal.
Journal Title: title of journal or serial.
Keywords: searches three fields simultaneously—the title, index terms, and keywords (natural language words describing the document’s content).
MeSH: Medical Subject Headings assigned by PubMed. PsycINFO records include MeSH headings if the article or publication described is also covered in PubMed’s database; approximately 35% of PsycINFO records are cross-listed in PubMed.
Population: detailed descriptions of the sample population. Examples: Institutionalized patients living in nursing homes; Undergraduates in Israel; Buddhists. Note that this is distinct from the Population Group limit in PsycINFO, where you can search for six possible values: human, animal, male, female, inpatient, and outpatient.
Publication Date: captures the date of the publication—day/month/year, the month/year, or the season/year.
Publisher: organization/company that publishes the journal or book (not in PsycEXTRA; instead search the Content Owner field).
PubMed ID (PMID): unique identifier assigned by the National Library of Medicine to material indexed in the PubMed database (available in PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES only).
Purpose: a brief summary of what the test or measure is intended to assess.
Release Date: the date the material was added to the database and the name of each database where it appears.
Setting: setting in which the test was administered. Examples: Hospital, Nursing Home, Nursery School.
Source Document Citation: Use this to find a specific article, book, or chapter used to create a test record. For best results, search using only the book or chapter title, journal title, volume, or year.
Test Name: The name or acronym of the test. For tests with no names, trained APA staff have created a name for the purposes of PsycTESTS records.
Test Construct: the psychological construct being studied.
Tests & Measures: indicates tests used in the methodology of a study. In cases where a PsycTESTS record exists, the DOI for the Test Master Profile is included (Not available in PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY).
Title: this refers to the document title, which is the title of the journal article, book chapter, book title, or dissertation.
Title of Reviewed Item: if the document is a review, this field indicates the title of the material being reviewed (PsycARTICLES, PsycCRITIQUES, and PsycINFO only).
Unique Identifier: a distinct number that identifies the record, assigned by APA.
Year of Reviewed Item: if the document is a review, this field indicates the publication year of the material being reviewed (PsycARTICLES, PsycCRITIQUES, and PsycINFO only).