Improved journal access for members of the Society

Members of the British Psychological Society are to gain greater access to online journals thanks to a trial arrangement set up with leading research database EBSCO.

The move - which is part of the Society's ongoing commitment to enhancing the benefits of membership - will give all members free access to the Psychology & Behavioural Sciences (PBSC) journals database.

Containing 540 full-text peer-reviewed journals, in addition to a further 23 other full-text titles, the journals in the PBSC are all indexed and abstracted.

From within the Society's website members' area, people of all membership grades - including students - will be able to gain unrestricted access to all on offer.

The trial is to run for six months from May 1st, though access began unofficially in early April.

Society President Gerry Mulhern urged members to demonstrate demand for the database and said: "This is a welcome development and a clear example of the Society’s willingness to invest significant resources to meet members' needs."