Webinar Alert: PsycINFO Sessions for Students & Faculty – August 9-11, 2017

Our next series of PsycINFO® webinars for students and faculty will run on August 9, 10, and 11 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. EDT. The sessions may be attended separately, but we encourage those who are interested to take all three, so we offer them on consecutive days:

We will provide information relevant to all search platforms including APA PsycNET®, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. The platform demonstrated will be based on the needs of the attendees of each session. For more information on this series, including full descriptions, please visit our database webinar training web page.

These webinars are an ideal way for students to get a refresher on PsycINFO if they have had a previous training session. Please help us spread the word to interested students and faculty!

Webinar Alert: APA Style CENTRAL Trainings for August 2017

APA’s training specialists have developed several webinars for librarians, instructors, and students interested in learning more about using APA Style CENTRAL®. These sessions include content overviews and a live demonstration of features.

Would you like to arrange a training session just for your class or colleagues? Please contact us at support@apastylecentral.org, and our training specialists can schedule a session just for you!

Click on any session link to register (all times are EDT).

APA Style CENTRAL Online Introduction introduces librarians to the platform:

Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL details how faculty, librarians, and other instructors can use APA Style CENTRAL in teaching APA Style:

Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL teaches end users how to create and save papers using APA Style CENTRAL:

For more information, including the full training schedule, visit the APA Style CENTRAL webinars page.

From the Deck of . . . the MLA ’17 Sunrise Seminar

Welcome to “From the Deck of . . .” an irregular series in which we highlight search demos and other information from the slide decks we create for our live training sessions. You can view and download these materials from our SlideShare account.

At the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting last month, we presented a Sunrise Seminar training session. The session included a review of the fields and features added to PsycINFO® in August 2016, and incorporated an explanation of how and why you might use the Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH terms, that have been added to PsycINFO. This demo was originally developed for our presentation earlier this year at the Association for College & Research Libraries Conference, and was recapped in a blog post in early April.

We also demonstrated how how a student would use the APA Style CENTRAL® Writing Center to write a paper. The slides from the session include plenty of screenshots, but you can see the process in action by viewing the recording of our webinar, Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL. The entire session is under 30 minutes, but you can skip straight to the demo using this link.

Screenshot of the APA Style CENTRAL Writing Center with a paper in progress

You can review the slides from our MLA 2017 Sunrise Seminar on our SlideShare account. In addition to the sections described here, you’ll also find some sample search scenarios for PsycTESTS®.

APA Training Events at ALA Annual

2017 ALA Annual Logo The American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, from June 22-27, 2017. APA will be exhibiting at booth 4425. We will be offering a Lunch & Learn on APA Style CENTRAL® and the APA Databases on Monday, June 26.

We are also holding an informal user group meeting for those that have adopted APA Style CENTRAL on their campus. Those with subscriptions or trials are welcome to attend. Please contact support@apastylecentral.org for more information.

American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ALA Annual
Monday, June 26, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m. CDT

RSVP: https://apa-lunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=b

Join us for an update on APA’s Databases and Electronic Resources.

This year’s session will include an overview of using APA Style CENTRAL® to help students and faculty produce papers and manuscripts in APA Style®. Live search demos of APA Databases will review updates to PsycTHERAPY®, and we will take a closer look at the abstract field in PsycINFO®.
Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend.

Tutorial Thursday: How to Format a Citation in APA Style on EBSCOhost

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the PsycINFO YouTube channel and the APA Style CENTRAL® 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.

We recently updated one of our most-viewed videos: How to Format a Citation in APA Style® on EBSCOhost.

Screenshot of How to Format a Citation in EBSCOhost tutorial title screen.

This brief video demonstrates how to export APA Style citations from PsycINFO® (or any other database) on the EBSCOhost platform.

This is a great resource to link from a LibGuide or course module for any class working with APA Databases on EBSCOhost, and can be helpful in answering email or chat reference questions. The previous version of this tutorial will remain available, but if you have embedded or linked to it anywhere, we encourage you to update your materials to link to this new version.

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