Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID): Psychology information for science and practice

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.

Geschulte Spezialisten sorgen für die professionelle Dokumentation psychologischer Fachliteratur.

Geschulte Spezialisten sorgen für die professionelle Dokumentation psychologischer Fachliteratur.


  1. Adress

    Universitätsring 15
    D-54296 Trier
    fon +49 (0) 651 201-2877
    fax +49 (0) 651 201-2071
  2. Director

    Prof. Dr. Günter Krampen
  3. Year of establishment

  4. Business activity

    PSYNDEX 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