The Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) is the supraregional psychology information centre for the German-speaking countries. On its Internet portal www.zpid.de, it provides free information about psychology and related publications and events by means of databases, directories, link catalogues and a search engine. Furthermore, ZPID provides assistance in the entire scientific work process, from gathering ideas and searching for literature to documenting research work, archiving data and, finally, publishing the results.
Its literature database PSYNDEX offers a comprehensive overview of current research in German-speaking countries, with over 270,000 documents and more than 6,500 test descriptions. The PubPsych search interface integrates the content of data sources from Europe and the US. Relevant content can be found quickly using the PsychSpider search engine.
The PsychAuthors person database offers information about psychologists who are actively publishing. The PsychOpen platform publishes open-access academic papers in psychology. From the wide range of information available on the Internet, ZPID products provide relevant, current and quality-selected information on psychology to their users.
DirectorProf. Dr. Günter Krampen
Year of establishment1972
Business activityPSYNDEX literature database,
PubPsych search interface, PsychSpider search engine, PsychLinker link catalogue, PsychData research data centre,
PsychOpen open access platform, ZPID- Monitor of internationalisation,
PsychAuthors person database