Travel Award Accepting Applications Through July 31

Now through July 31, 2016, APA Librarian Conference Travel Award is accepting applications for conferences taking place from September to December 2016.

The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS. Three cash awards are 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. Continue reading

Webinar Alert and Slides from the MLA Sunrise Seminar

Our Sunrise Seminar at Mosaic ‘16 (the joint conference of the Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarian Conference) took place on Monday. The session covered:

The presentation included several live search demos:

  • EBSCOhost: Using the Thesaurus
  • APA Style CENTRAL overview
  • APA PsycNET: PsycTHERAPY overview
  • Ovid and ProQuest: searching PsycINFO for information on tests & measures

If you weren’t able to join us, there are two ways you can get the material. First, the slides 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.

Second, we will be reprising the session as a webinar! (Note that you did attend in person, no new or additional information will be presented during this session.)

APA Sunrise Seminar @ Mosaic ’16: Webinar Edition
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
1–2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Register online

How to Access APA Databases After You Graduate

Graduation cap and diplomaAre you a recent graduate, or about to complete your degree? Will you need access to PsycINFO® and other APA Databases after you graduate? At many colleges and universities, alumni are not eligible to use the library’s online resources after graduation.

If you intend to continue your research while you look for a job, or prepare to begin a new degree program, you will need to access journal articles and other material directly through the publisher.

The American Psychological Association provides several different database access options for independent researchers and others who are not affiliated with a college or university. Continue reading

Exhibits Update: Mosaic ’16 ’16, the joint conference of the Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarian Conference, will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON, from May 13-18, 2016.

Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association in the exhibit hall at booth 330. Stop by to learn more about APA Style® CENTRAL, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style that’s currently in development, and get the latest updates about APA Databases.



Exhibit hours:

  • Saturday, May 14: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Welcome Reception)
  • Sunday, May 15: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 16: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17: 10:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

American Psychological Association Sunrise Seminar:

In addition, staff from the APA Databases & Electronic Resources Customer Relations group will be presenting a Sunrise Seminar training session during the conference:

Monday, May 16, 2016
7:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 202D

Breakfast will be provided – please RSVP so there’s enough to go around.

Practice Innovations: A New Journal from APA

Three new journals will be added to PsycARTICLES® over the course of 2016. We will provide updates on their availability throughout the year. More information about APA’s journals, including special issues, is available on our website.

Cover image of Practice InnovationsVolume 1, Issue 1 of Practice Innovations, a new publication from APA Journals, is now available. Readers can access this issue electronically via PsycARTICLES®.

The journal, which is the official publication of APA Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice, publishes papers on the standards, practices, and methods of professional mental health practice, and is cross-disciplinary with a multi-theoretical scope. Its first issue includes articles on tele-mental health and using principles of sketch comedy in practice.

PsycARTICLES users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can review the first issue by browsing PsycARTICLES or by performing a title search for the journal.

Related Resources:

Learn more about Practice Innovations, including manuscript submission policies and information about subscribing in print.