Tutorial Thursday – Searching 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 PsycINFO’s Tests and Measures Field on APA PsycNET is available.
This short video shows how to use the Tests & Measures field in PsycINFO to look up information related to psychological tests and measures. First, we’ll briefly discuss how this approach differs from using APA’s 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 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

Apply by August 2: APA Librarian Conference Travel Award

Do you work in an academic or health sciences library in the United States? Are you an early- or mid-career librarian? Are you looking for sources of funding for a conference you’d like to attend in late spring or summer?

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award. There’s still plenty of time to get your application package together!

This program has three annual rolling deadlines, and the next one is August 2, 2019 (extended from July 31). Submit your application for a conference taking place from September through December 2019. This includes – but is not limited to – the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, the Charleston Library Conference, the Internet Librarian International Conference, and the Library Marketing & Communications Conference.

The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS/MLIS. One cash award is distributed three times each calendar year, and the application cycle opens and closes on a rolling basis. At this time, we are not limiting the conferences that are eligible for travel award funding. Applicants should identify the conference that best meets their professional needs, and explain how attendance will support their current duties and future goals.

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Tutorial Thursday – How to Export Citations to Citation Management Tools from 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 How to Export Citations to Citation Management Tools from APA PsycNET is available.

In this short video, you’ll learn how to export items from PsycINFO into citation management tools like RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero.

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

  • Explain the benefits of using a citation management tool
  • Export citations from PsycINFO into EndNote Web and RefWorks
  • Generate an .RIS file that can be downloaded and imported into tools such as EndNote Desktop, Mendeley, Zotero, and Academic Writer.

Tutorial Thursday – Finding Literature Reviews in 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 Literature Reviews in APA PsycNET is available.

This short video shows how to find literature reviews in APA PsycNET. First, we’ll discuss the value of using literature reviews for your research. Then, we’ll demonstrate how to filter for literature reviews from the Advanced Search page. We’ll also show you how to check an individual item from the results page to make sure that it is in fact a literature review.

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

  • Find literature reviews in APA PsycNET
  • Explain the value of using literature reviews
  • Identify if an item in APA PsycNET is a literature review

Tutorial Thursday – My 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 My PsycNET is available.

This short video demonstrates how to set up a My PsycNET account and explain the benefits of having an account. You’ll learn how to use your account to save and share searches from APA PsycNET, create search alerts, and access APA PsycNET purchases. You will also learn how to use the My List feature to store relevant results from a search.

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

  • Set up a My PsycNET account
  • Save and share a search in APA PsycNET
  • Create email or RSS alerts to receive updates on new publications related to a specific topic
  • Store relevant results from a search using the My List feature
  • Access saved searches, search alerts, and APA PsycNET purchases from your My PsycNET

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Tutorial APA PsycNET Direct — Accessing Single Articles