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|Record Type||Abstracts and index records|
|Number of Records||4,856,482|
|Update Frequency||Updated Twice Weekly|
|Coverage Dates||1597–present, with comprehensive coverage from the 1880s|
|Dissertation/Secondary Publications Coverage||
|Record Contents||Please refer to the Guide to the Fields in Our Database Records|
|Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms||
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Records for the first five above differ from present records in the following ways:
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