The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, from Thursday, January 19 – Saturday, January 21, 2017. The American Psychological Association will be participating in the Exhibits Hall throughout the conference.
Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL®, an exciting new institutional electronic resource for APA Style® that launched this summer, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.
And be sure to look for our Theater Session, Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm.
APA Style CENTRAL® is the newest member of the APA Style® family, launched in July 2016.
APA’s training specialists have developed several webinars for librarians, instructors, and students that include content overview and a live demonstration of features.
Click on any session link to register (all times are EDT).
The 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, and to see the full schedule, visit the APA Style CENTRAL webinars page.
PsycTESTS® is a research database that provides information on tests that originated in the scholarly literature. Tests are mined from the journals currently covered in the PsycINFO database.
PsycTESTS records include citations and links to articles that discuss the development of the test and how it can be used. Each PsycTESTS record includes a Permissions field with information about how the test can be used in your research or clinical work.
Currently, over 24,000 PsycTESTS records (almost 60%) grant the permission “May use for Research / Teaching.”
The test PDF has a cover sheet with a longer description of Research / Teaching use:
Test content may be reproduced and used for non-commercial research and educational purposes without seeking written permission. Distribution must be controlled, meaning only to the participants engaged in the research or enrolled in the educational activity. Any other type of reproduction or distribution of test content is not authorized without written permission from the author and publisher. Always include a credit line that contains the source citation and copyright owner when writing about or using any test.
Examples of permitted use include:
- Using the test for educational purposes, for example in a school project
- Publishing the results of research using the test, as well as the test itself, with a copyright notice giving credit to the original test authors
- General use in a clinical setting
Examples of nonpermitted use include:
- Posting the test online
- Implying or stating that the test is your original work
- Publishing the test or selling the test to a commercial publisher
- Using the test in research intended to support commercial gain
The most recent recipient of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award, Stacey Smith from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, used the award to defray the cost of attendance at the Library Assessment Conference earlier this fall. Alison Cody, assistant manager of APA’s Databases & Electronic Resources Customer Relations group, recently talked with her to get her impressions of the conference. The following transcript of our conversation has been lightly edited for clarity and context.
APA Style CENTRAL® incorporates all of the references and content from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, currently in its sixth edition. When future editions of the Publication Manual are released, APA Style CENTRAL will also be updated with the new rules and features.
Within APA Style CENTRAL’s Learning Center, each of the quick guides, or short training videos, is linked to one or more sections from the Publication Manual that cover the same topic.
You can find the link to the Publication Manual in the Learn More feature for each quick guide.
The Publication Manual section with related content opens in a new window or tab (depending on your browser settings):
For more information, see our Handout about APA Style CENTRAL and the Publication Manual.