American Psychological Association (APA) Friday, 25 July 2014

Accessing new APA subscriptions

We send welcome letters to subscribers that are accessing new content on the APA platform [prior to the start of the subscription cycle, e.g. before Christmas.] We leave it to the vendors to send notification of access to APA databases on their platform. (APA, 11/12/12)


Backfiles on ScienceDirect

NEWS (21/11/06): For subscribers on ScienceDirect, as we will load all backfiles back to 1894, on ScienceDirect during Q1 2007. And this is especially good news for all current and future customers because the additional back years will become available at no additional charge!

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PsycNET Librarian's Reference Desk

APA Databases - News Briefs, April 2013 (includes database descriptions, 9/4/13)

APA Databases - News Briefs, May 2012 (includes database descriptions, 3/5/12)

PsycINFO - an abstract (not full-text) database of psychological literature from 1887– present
Journal Coverage List (updated monthly, from 3/3/06)

PsycARTICLES - database covers general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.

PsycARTICLES 2013 titles list (6/8/13)

PsycTHERAPY™ (no overlap with Alexander Street Press database)


PsycEXTRA, a companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database, supplies clinicians, information professionals, policy-makers, researchers, and consumers with a wide variety of credible information in psychology, behavioral science, and health. Most of the coverage is material written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Documents include newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more. PsycEXTRA is different from PsycINFO in its coverage, and also in its format, because it includes abstracts and citations plus full text for a major portion of the records. There is no overlap with PsycINFO.
PsycEXTRA is available on APA, EBSCO and Ovid.

SEARCH PsycEXTRA. (23/2/08)

APA Handbook of Industrial & Organizational Psychology

PsycBOOKS is a new full-text database of books and chapters in the American Psychological Association's array of quality electronic databases. The initial release in August 2004 features more than 500 APA books with copyright dates from 1950-2002, including 100 out-of-print books; 50 archival resources in psychology; and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. .... PsycBOOKS will be available on the APA's platform on 17 August. Available on CSA in early 2005, EBSCO in October 2004.

APA Books® E-Collections

(purchase model, as opposed to PsycBOOKS subscriptions)

Frequently Asked Questions - page includes links to licences and fact sheets (19/3/12)
The consortium discounts are the same as for the other APA databases, though based on the total number of copyright years purchased....regardless of copyright year.  .... previously  the consortia discount was based on number of sites purchasing individual copyright years. The access fee may be waived if the site is a current PsycBOOKS subscriber.  (25/11/09)

2012 APA Roadshow Australia/New Zealand



APA Electronic Databases 2012 Single Site License Agreement (17/11/12)

APA Books® E-Collections APA Handbooks in Psychology™ Series Single Site License Agreement (30/10/12, updated 17/11/12)

APA PsycTHERAPY Database 2011 Single Site License Agreement  (5/1/12, updated 14/12/12)

APA Electronic Databases 2011 Single Site License Agreement (5/1/12, updated 20/7/12)

Clarification of APA licence conditions (22/8/11)

PsycNET Platform License - Consortium (15/7/08)

APA Electronic Database Consortium License (15/7/08)

PsycINFO license (6/4/03) For PsycINFO, there is no archiving allowed.

PsycARTICLES license (6/4/03)
For PsycARTICLES, the subscriber owns the data in the years that they subscribe.  In other words, a new subscriber this year would own the 2004  data only.  A renewal this year would own the 2003 and 2004 data.  (23/10/03) 
Re coursepacks—we have never charged libraries who have site licenses for using full-text content in electronic coursepacks.   Since we began site licenses for the journals, we made them a part of the license. (5/8/10)

PsycBOOKS License (22/11/04)

PsycEXTRA License (22/11/04)

Technical/Sales Support

Sales contact:  Neil Lader, Sales Manager, Electronic Products (9/8/10)

APA protocols on IP blocking (9/8/10) [Members only]

Site Leasing Solutions for Unlimited Access to PsycINFO (interface vendors)

Librarian's Resource Center (5/1/12)


FTE counts.  University FTE counts are taken from the official DEEWR statistics  Government organisation rates are the same as 4-year universities.  For government & corporations,  use the number of professional staff.

CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

Members only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page. 

APA Standard Pricing (6/8/13)

PsycINFO Database Standard Pricing - New Pricing Model Effective October 1, 2000
PsycARTICLES Standard Pricing - Discount for first year's subscription for PsycINFO subscribers still available @ 26/9/03

Sites       Standard Discount
2 - 9           5%
10 - 19      10%
20 - 39      15%
40 - 59      20%
60+           case by case

CAUL discount level 20% for PI and PA, 15% for PB and PC, and 10% for PsycEXTRA and PsycTESTS at current subscriber levels; in addition a 15% discount applies to the first year of a PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS or a PsycTESTS subscription.

NB. PsycEXTRA is only available on APA, Ebsco and Ovid; Handbooks and e-Collections (books) for-puchase products and only available on APA PsycNET platform; PsycTHERAPY is only available on the APA PsycNET platform.

APA 2015 data pricing for CAUL

Platform Pricing




EBSCO (18/7/14) [Members only]

APA 2014 data pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycTHERAPY, PsycTESTS, Handbooks & eBooks - data fees for 2014 (6/8/13)

APA Data Fees 2014 - CAUL invoicing summary (6/8/13) [Members only]

Platform Pricing

APA (see below 6/8/13)

ProQuest (15/8/12, valid 28/8/13) [Members only]

OvidSP (20/8/13) [Members only]

EBSCO (6/8/13, updated 28/8/13) [Members only]

APA 2013 data pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES, PsycTHERAPY, PsycTESTS, Handbooks & eBooks - data fees for 2013 (15/8/12)

Platform Pricing

APA (see below 15/8/12)

ProQuest (17/11/11, valid 15/8/12) [Members only]

OvidSP (15/8/12) [Members only

EBSCO (15/8/12) [Members only]

2012 APA Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2012 (22/8/11)

Platform Pricing

ProQuest (30/9/10, valid 17/11/11) [Members only]

APA (see below 22/8/11)

OvidSP (29/8/11) [Members only
"The American Psychological Association (APA) and Ovid, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, have announced the availability of the APA's research database, PsycTESTS, on the OvidSP platform. In addition to PsycTESTS, OvidSP also hosts other APA databases. These include PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA, and PsycCRITIQUES."

EBSCO (1/9/11) [Members only]
"PsycTESTS now available on EBSCOhost" (16/7/12)

2011 APA Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2011 (2/8/10)

Platform Pricing

APA (see below 5/8/10)
ProQuest (30/9/10) [Members only]
EBSCO (30/9/10) [Members only]
Elsevier ScienceDirect (12/10/10, no change from 2010 pricing)
OvidSP (2/9/10) [Members only]

2010 APA Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2010 (21/7/09)

Platform Pricing

APA (see below) (21/7/09)
ProQuest (12/8/09)  [Members only
EBSCO (12/8/09) [Members only]
Elsevier ScienceDirect (21/7/09)
OvidSP (3/8/09) [Members only]

PsycBOOKS Pricing - We have extended a 15% PsycBOOKS discount to PsycINFO and/or PsycARTICLES subscribers. (19/9/04)
PsycBOOKS MARC files are available for download from PsycNET.

2009 Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2009

Platform Pricing

APA (23/7/08)
ProQuest/CSA (8/8/08) [Members only
EBSCO (22/7/08) [Members only]
Elsevier ScienceDirect (7/8/08)
OvidSP (7/8/08 ) [Members only]

2008 Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2008

Platform Pricing

APA (23/7/07)
CSA (27/7/07)  [Members only
EBSCO (30/7/07) [Members only]
Elsevier ScienceDirect (20/7/07) We also recently announced that the backfiles of PsycARTICLES will be available on ScienceDirect as of Jun 1, 2007. These backfiles (back to 1894) will be available for new and existing PsycARTICLES subscribers for no additional charge!
Ovid/SilverPlatter (6/8/07) 
ProQuest - this platform no longer offered - ProQuest is now offering only the CSA Illumina platform (1/8/07)
Thomson Scientific (ISI) - Web of Knowledge platform not available from 2007 (7/8/06)

2007 Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2007

Platform Pricing

APA (23/8/06)
CSA (9/8/06)  [Members only
EBSCO (14/8/06) EBSCO is freezing the platform fees for 2007, so these are the same as for 2006.  Invoicing for APA Platform Fees is direct from EBSCO to the Institute. [Members only]
Elsevier ScienceDirect (4/9/06)
Ovid/SilverPlatter (25/8/06) [Members only]
ProQuest (8/8/06)  [Members only
Thomson Scientific (ISI) - Web of Knowledge platform not available from 2007 (7/8/06)

2006 Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES - data fees for 2006. (12/7/05)

Platform Pricing

APA (15/8/05)
CSA (1/8/05)  [Members only
EBSCO (2/8/05)
Elsevier ScienceDirect
Ovid/SilverPlatter - Ovid's APA Package 2006 - Ovid’s PsycINFO® - Pricing information (29/7/05)
ProQuest (27/7/05)  [Members only
Thomson Scientific (ISI) - Web of Knowledge platform for PscyINFO only (18/7/05)

2005 Pricing for CAUL

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES data fees (includes pricing for PsycBOOKS and PsycEXTRA) (27/7/04)

Platform Pricing

CSA (18/8/04) - pricing for PsycBOOKS not available until 2005  [Members only
EBSCO (28/7/04) - includes pricing for PsycBOOKS and PsycEXTRA
Elsevier ScienceDirect (28/7/04, no change from 2004)
Ovid/SilverPlatter (16/8/04) - includes pricing for PsycBOOKS
ProQuest (4/8/04)  [Members only
Thomson Scientific (ISI) & pricing spreadsheet (20/8/04)

2004 Pricing for CAUL

Final list of subscribers for 2004 (8/12/03) [Members only]
PsycINFO (data fee from APA, with discount based on 40+ subscribers and on the current 20+ subscribers)
PsycARTICLES (data fee from APA, with discount based on 40+ subscribers (currently less than 40 CAUL subscribers)
*Note that introductory PsycARTICLES pricing is only available for NEW subscribers, not continuing subscribers.

Platform Pricing
EBSCO (1/10/03) - same as last year.
Ovid/SilverPlatter - PsycARTICLES & PsycINFO (9/10/03) [Members only]
Elsevier ScienceDirect (10/10/03) [Members only]
CSA (17/10/03)  [Members only
ProQuest (29/10/03)  [Members only
Thomson-ISI - platform not available at this date.

2003 Pricing for CAUL

Final 2003 PsycINFO pricing schedule from the APA (18/12/02, updated 10/1/03 for phase-in pricing)
Final 2003 PsycARTICLES pricing schedule from the APA (18/12/02)
CEIRC PsycINFO subscribers 2002 (6/11/01)

Ovid or Silver Platter
APA PsycARTICLES pricing, and Ovid interface pricing (updated 13/10/02)
Please find attached details for PsycINFO 2003 subscriptions on the Ovid or Silver Platter platforms. The attached Excel spreadsheet has three separate worksheets, PsycINFO pricing by CEIRC member institution, PsycARTICLES only pricing by member institution, and special discounted PsycARTICLES pricing for those member institutions who already have a subscription to PsycINFO.
Special offer - an extra 20% discount on PsycARTICLES for 2003
In summary, all institutions who subscribe to PsycINFO are entitled to a 20% discount off the base price of PsycARTICLES plus Ovid's loader fee, and then an extra discount (up to 20%) for the consortia offer. PsycARTICLES is the only electronic source for APA's journals, and Ovid is the only version supported by the exceptional searching features of the Journals@Ovid database. You'll have access to the premium psychology content you need through easy-to-use searching tools that help to answer your questions, and advance your research. 

Provided CAUL members have at least one database subscription to CSA Internet Database Service: (Mark Hyer, 6/6/02)
- No access fee to PsycINFO on CSA Internet Database Service (Customer can pay APA fee directly through CAUL)
- No access fee for linking to PsycARTICLES (Customer can pay APA fee directly through CAUL and use APA interface)
The simple goal is to provide the most cost effective solution for CAUL members who are not tied into one of the interfaces.
CAUL USERS  <> PsycINFO Interface with Cited Reference Linking (CSA) <> PsycARTICLES (APA)
Negotiated CAUL PsycINFO <>  APA
Negotiated CAUL PsycARTICLES <> APA

Pricing valid to 31 December 2002.

Pricing for PsycINFO interface.
Pricing for PsycARTICLES interface valid to 1 January 2003.

2002 Pricing

PsycINFO Rate Card (final 27/11/01 - shows pro-rated 2002 costs for those whose subscriptions run past 1 January 2002)
Revised Quote for CEIRC received 2/7/01 (data only) - Comments and eoi to CAUL Office by 30/4/01
Summary document - includes interface costs with data costs (updated 10/8/01)
Expressions of interest - with APA and Ovid pricing included (updated 27/11/01)
Ovid Interface Pricing - Letter & Pricing Table (September, 2001)

Platform pricing.
EBSCOhost (updated 28/5/01, valid to 31/10/2001)
CSA (includes special offers on additional databases)  (updated 9/5/01)
OCLC (final)
Bell & Howell Information and Learning (valid to 31/12/01, includes discount offer for ProQuest Psychology journals)  Appendices A, B and C. (Pricing updated 7 May)
Ovid (updated 15/8/01) (final)
SilverPlatter (received 11/5/01)

APA Platform Pricing.

For 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (updated 6/8/13)
PsycINFO - 15% of data fee or $500 minimum, whichever is higher
PsycARTICLES - 15% of data fee or $500 minimum, whichever is higher
PsycBOOKS - 15% of data fee or $250 minimum, whichever is higher
PsycEXTRA - 40% of data fee or $250 minimum, whichever is higher
PscyCRITIQUES - $200 Flat Fee
PsycTHERAPY-15% of data fee
PsycTESTS-15% of data fee or $250 minimum, whichever is higher

APA Books E-Collections-$495.00 annual fee for one or more collections. (Waived if customer already subscribes to another database on APA PsycNET and pays a Technology Fee for that database)

APA Handbooks in Psychology Series†
o   APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook - $70
o   APA Educational Psychology Handbook - $100
o   APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis - $70
o   APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology - $70
o   APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology - $70
o   APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology - $100
o   APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality - $80
o   APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology - $100
o   APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology - $100
o   APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology-$70
†Note: Technology fees for the APA Handbooks in Psychology Series are cumulative to a maximum of $500. Therefore, a separate fee is charged for each handbook purchased up to a combined maximum of $500. Technology fees for a handbook purchase will be waived if the customer is subscribing to any APA licensed product on the APA PsycNET platform or one or more APA Books E-Collection and has paid the technology fee(s) associated with that subscription or purchase.

For 2008 (23/7/07)
PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS - 15% of net data fee
PsycEXTRA - 40% of net data fee
PsycCRITIQUES - $200 flat rate

For 2007 (23/8/06)
PsycEXTRA tech fee is 40% of data fee, minimum $200
PsycINFO/PsycARTICLES/PsycBOOKS tech fee is 25% of data fee, minimum $600
PsycCRITIQUES is a flat $200.

For 2006 (15/8/05)
PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES and PsycBOOKS-25% of the net data fee
PsycCRITIQUES-A flat fee of $200.00
PsycEXTRA -40% of the net data fee or a minimum of $200.00