Tutorial Thursday – Finding DOIs on APA PsycNet

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the APA Publishing Training YouTube channel. Please feel free to link to or embed our videos in your library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

A new version of the tutorial Finding DOIs on APA PsycNet is available.

This short video shows the purpose of DOIs in your reference list, how to properly format a DOI as part of a reference, and where to find the DOI for journal articles and other content on APA PsycNET.

Continue reading

Tutorial Thursday – Searching APA PsycInfo’s Tests and Measurements Field on APA PsycNet

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the APA Publishing Training YouTube channel. Please feel free to link to or embed our videos in your library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

A new version of the tutorial Searching APA PsycInfo’s Tests and Measures Field on APA PsycNet is available.

This short video shows how to use the Tests & Measures field in APA PsycInfo to look up information related to psychological tests and measures. First, we’ll briefly discuss how this approach differs from using the APA PsycTests database. Then, we’ll focus on how to use the Tests & Measures field to identify research instruments on a particular topic. Next, we’ll show how to locate research that uses specific psychological tests or measures. By the end of this video, you’ll know when and how to use APA PsycInfo to access tests and measures information.

By the end of this video you will be able to:

  • Identify tests and measures on a specific topic
  • Locate research that uses a particular test or measure

Tutorial Thursday – Peer-Reviewed Empirical Articles

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the APA Publishing Training YouTube channel. Please feel free to link to or embed our videos in your library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

A new version of the tutorial Peer-Reviewed Empirical Articles is available.

Continue reading

COUNTER 5 Statistics Available for APA PsycNet

APA PsycNet librarians and administrators can now access COUNTER 5 compliant usage statistics beginning with data for February 2019. You can view and download these COUNTER 5 reports on our new COUNTER 5 usage statistics portal.

What’s changed for COUNTER 5?

APA now provides usage data for the APA PsycNet platform according to COUNTER 5’s defined reports. This new reporting framework provides a variety of metrics measuring usage at the platform, database, and title or item level (item level includes video title). The metrics include full-text usage, searches, investigations, and requests.

For more information about report types and metrics, please see COUNTER’s Friendly Guide to Release 5 for Librarians.

In addition to the COUNTER 5 defined reports, APA still provides the DD1 report to show downloads for APA PsycExtra and APA PsycTests, and video views for APA PsycTherapy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Existing SUSHI credentials issued for COUNTER 4 will not work with COUNTER 5; you must re-register for SUSHI login credentials.

How do I get to the new usage portal?

There are two ways an institution’s admin can access the APA PsycNet usage portal:

Your APA PsycNet admin login username and password did not change with the COUNTER 5 release.

If you have trouble reaching the usage statistics portal and think you should have access, please email us at APA PsycInfo@apa.org.

How can I set up SUSHI?

Follow the instructions provided on the SUSHI APA PsycNet Admin Center Help page to generate your SUSHI credentials through the APA PsycNET usage portal.

Once you’ve received your login credentials, point your SUSHI client or access software to the following service URL: https://sushi5.scholarlyiq.com/counter/r5

Can I still get COUNTER 4 usage stats?

You can access COUNTER 4 reports alongside COUNTER 5 reports in the new usage statistics portal, using the Report Sidebar. 

Need more assistance?