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.
One of the items we discussed during our presentation at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting was how to find book reviews in PsycINFO. We performed this search demonstration live using ProQuest, and have recreated it below with screenshots. You can take similar steps to complete this search on APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, or Ovid. If you need assistance, talk to a librarian, or contact us at email@example.com.
Before we get started, remember that PsycINFO is not a full text database, so the full text of the reviews you find may not be displayed. If you’re searching PsycINFO through your college or university’s subscription, ask a librarian for help finding the full text. If you’re searching through an individual subscription to APA PsycNET, this brief tutorial may be of assistance. Continue reading
By now, you may have heard about the newest member of the APA Style family: APA Style ® CENTRAL.
APA Style CENTRAL is an authoritative resource developed by our Style Experts. It is a suite of services and tools designed to ease the pain points encountered by students, instructors and librarians in teaching, learning, and applying APA Style.
APA Style CENTRAL will launch this spring. To learn more and sign up for updates, visit www.apastyle.org/asc
A screenshot of the Learning Center, a part of APA Style CENTRAL.
The slides from our Lunch & Learn presentation at ALA Midwinter 2016 are now available on our Slideshare account. We recommend downloading the slides and viewing them in PowerPoint, as the presenter notes area includes additional information for each slide. The session included:
- Brief updates on PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycTESTS, and PsycTHERAPY
- Information on a recent update to the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms
- A section on the growth of PsycINFO, which recently surpassed 4 million records
- A review of updates made to the APA PsycNET platform over the last several months
- An overview of training and support materials
During the session, we presented four live search demos. Screenshots for these are included in slides:
- EBSCOhost: Using the Thesaurus
- APA PsycNET: Sort search results by Times Cited
- OvidSP: Using the Author Affiliation field
- ProQuest: Searching for items that have been reviewed in journals indexed in PsycINFO
In December 2015, APA added 4 new APA books and 17 landmark titles in psychology to PsycBOOKS. Past monthly update lists are available online. You can also view a list of sample titles or a full coverage list.
Bibliographic records are available through your PsycBOOKS vendor. You may also download RDA records directly from APA by following the instructions in the APA PsycNET Administrator Help Menu. Continue reading
Our spring semester lineup of webinars for librarians kicks off on January 14. If you’re looking to expand your search skills, or just need a PsycINFO refresher, we hope you’ll join us! We offer two different one-hour sessions, both of which include live search demos. Continue reading