BPS members get access to the extensive Discovery Service knowledge base and our primary full-text journals databases.

As a BPS member, enjoy the benefits of free access to our primary full-text journals databases as well as the Discovery Service.

Please note: to access EBSCO, you must:

  • be a member
  • have registered a member portal account with us
  • be logged in to the site

Access the EBSCO Discovery Service

Please note: if you cannot see the link to access the service please sign-in and refresh the page.


Our primary full-text journals database includes:

  • The BPS/Wiley journal collection
  • EBSCO's Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection
  • The BPS exclusive e-books collection

The Discovery Service also searches:

  • Many premium psychology journal publishers, including Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Emerald, etc.
  • Open-access journals databases
  • Subject and institutional repositories
  • Academic catalogues, including Science Direct, ERIC, JSTOR, etc.
  • Many other online sources – biographies, e-books, conference proceedings, images, magazines, newspapers, videos, and much more

How to use the Discovery Service

Using the link above will allow you to access the Discovery Service, at which point you will then be able to sign into your personal account.

Signing into your personal account is important as it will enable you to save your preferences, organise your research into folders, retrieve your search history, and much more.

To create or sign in to your account use the Sign In (Personal EBSCOhost Account) tab on the Discovery Service home page.

When to use the Discovery Service 

You should use the Discovery Service when you want to:

  • conduct an advanced search across the Discovery Service knowledge base (including all BPS and Wiley journals)
  • access EBSCO's Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • access EBSCO's vast array of publishers' metadata and open–access material