Information search

We offer various databases and information services for psychology – systematically documented and up to date.

Here, interested users find information on relevant publications and tests (PSYNDEX and PSYNDEX Tests), researchers in the German-speaking psychology community (PsychAuthors), scientific meetings, and job vacancies.

The multilingual European database portal PubPsych provides about two million references to psychological literature, tests, intervention programs, and research data. Via PubPsych, data can be searched directly and free of charge in the databases PSYNDEX, PsychOpen, PsychData, Pascal, ISOC-Psicología, MEDLINE, ERIC, NARCIS, and NORART.

Contact person

Dipl.-Psych. Katja Trillitzsch
Head of Information Services

+49 (0)651 201-2922


The PSYNDEX database contains records of all psychological literature from the German-speaking countries since 1977. The database includes the bibliographic information of more than 370,000 documents in German and English (including also the cited references since 2009), which have been carefully indexed and, in most cases, include abstracts. PSYNDEX is designed to work well together with international databases such as PsycINFO and PubMed.


The PSYNDEX Tests database is characterized by its comprehensive and up-to-date information on psychological and educational tests. The descriptions and standardized evaluation of tests, scales, questionnaires, interview methods, observation techniques, instrumental tests, computer-based diagnostics, and other diagnostic instruments from all sectors of psychology and education are included. Currently, there are more than 8,000 test descriptions available of which 3,700 are described in greater detail.

Open Test Archive

Research instruments from various branches of psychology and related disciplines are housed in this open access repository. All 200+ test procedures have been developed and validated in research, have not been previously publicly released, and are made available by the test developers for other researchers to use at no charge.

PSYNDEX Interventions

PSYNDEX Interventions features the direct search for intervention studies and resources. It is possible to search for efficacy studies on various quality levels (randomized, nonrandomized, meta-analyses) for all types of interventions and issues. Publication records of high-quality, scientifically based intervention programs and manuals, many including a detailed description provided by ZPID, are available as well as treatment guidelines, clinical experience reports, information for patients, and self-help literature.


PsychAuthors is an online platform for authors which currently reports on the works of more than 1,100 researchers in the German-speaking psychology community. Each listing contains, for example, information on the professional career, the current place of employment as well as a complete list of publications provided by the authors.


PsychTopics is our service for exploring psychological research topics and trends. The aim is to display how psychological research from the German-speaking countries is evolving and which topics are particularly addressed.

Current news

The current news from the field of psychology is summarized in several categories. The Calendar of Events lists conferences and meetings, and more than 2,000 job opportunities for psychologists are published annually in the Jobs section. The News category reports on the latest news at ZPID. Current psychological studies on widely discussed social developments are reported on in the Hot Topics section.

Related Services

PsychOpen GOLDPublication platform

PsychArchivesRepository for psychology