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 APA 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 (APA PsycArticles and APA 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 APA 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 APA 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. APA PsycInfo records include MeSH headings if the article or publication described is also covered in PubMed’s database; approximately 35% of APA 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 APA 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 APA 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 APA PsycInfo and APA 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 APA PsycTests records.

Test Construct: The psychological construct being studied.

Tests & Measures: Indicates tests used in the methodology of a study. In cases where a APA PsycTests record exists, the DOI for the Test Master Profile is included (not available in APA PsycTests or APA 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 (APA PsycArticles and APA 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 (available in APA PsycArticles and APA PsycInfo only).

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