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.
We recently hosted a training session at Mosaic ’16, the joint conference of the Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarian Conference.
One of the items we covered in this session was the Tests & Measures field. We started off by describing the field and the information it includes – the topic of a post on this blog a little over a month ago. Then, we did a sample search in PsycARTICLES®, our database of full-text articles from APA-published journals. Continue reading
Have you looked at our PsycINFO® Quick Reference Guides lately? Many librarians know and love these compact handouts, which use a series of screenshots and captions to reinforce foundational PsycINFO search techniques.
An excerpt from the PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide for APA PsycNET(R). This demonstrates how to perform a Keyword search.
Available for PsycINFO on APA PsycNET®, EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Ovid, the guides cover search basics such as formatting an author search, finding for a journal by title, using the Index Terms or Subjects, and more.
PsycINFO Quick Reference Guides are available as PDFs to easily share via email, or link on your LibGuides, course modules, and other resources.
Librarians can also request a quantity of print guides, which APA will ship free of charge! The print guides are formatted into small, accordion-fold handouts – easy to tuck into a bookbag, satchel, or purse for convenient reference no matter where or when you’re searching PsycINFO.
To make a request, please contact us at email@example.com. Be sure to include your mailing address, the number of guides you’d like, and indicate which platform you use to access PsycINFO.
Download or link to the PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide PDF for:
The first-ever recipient of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award, Jahala Simuel from Shaw University, used the award to defray the cost of attendance at Electronic Resources & Libraries in April. Alison Cody, a Training Specialist in 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.
The Special Libraries Association Annual Conference will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, from June 12-14, 2016. Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association in the exhibit hall, at booth 217. Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL™, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style® that’s launching this summer, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.
- Sunday, June 12: 11:15 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (No conflicts: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
- Monday, June 13: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (No conflicts: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
- Tuesday, June 14: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (No conflicts: noon – 2:00 p.m.)
Our next series of PsycINFO® webinars for students and faculty will run on June 15, 16, and 17 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. (EDT). The sessions may be taken separately, but we encourage those who are interested to take all three, and offer them on consecutive days:
We will provide information relevant to all search platforms including APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. The platform used will be based on the needs of the attendees of each session. For more information on this series, including full descriptions, please visit our website.
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!