Webinar Alert: PsycINFO Sessions for Students & Faculty – August 9-11, 2017

Our next series of PsycINFO® webinars for students and faculty will run on August 9, 10, and 11 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. EDT. The sessions may be attended separately, but we encourage those who are interested to take all three, so we offer them on consecutive days:

We will provide information relevant to all search platforms including APA PsycNET®, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. The platform demonstrated will be based on the needs of the attendees of each session. For more information on this series, including full descriptions, please visit our database webinar training web page.

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!

APA PsycNET® – Updated Search Guides available

Starting on Monday, July 17, APA PsycNET® has a new look and feel, and we’ve updated our search guides to reflect these changes.


If you need help getting started, please see our Quick Reference Guide.


For more detailed information about the fields you’ll see in the record and on the advanced search page, please see our Record Structure.


Interested in further training? Have questions? We’re offering 30-minute webinars to tour the APA PsycNET updates.


Webinar Alert: Tour the New APA PsycNET Interface

Please join us for a brief tour of the redesigned APA PsycNET® platform, which will launch in mid-July!

This 30-minute webinar will highlight the contemporary new “look and feel” of the APA PsycNET search platform and other changes. Highlights include:

  • Technology upgrade: A new cloud-based environment and other behind-the-scenes infrastructure improvements for enhanced system performance, reliability, and search precision
  • Responsive design: Improved content rendering and functionality across all devices, including mobile
  • Content discovery: Addition of a new “Related Content” section providing links to up to 25 similar items, and options to explore trending topics
  • Search tools: Addition of the “Test Lookup” tool, enhanced access to the integrated APA Thesaurus, and platform-wide access to your recent searches

This overview is intended for anyone who uses APA PsycNET through an institutional or personal subscription, including librarians, students, researchers, and professionals.

Register for a session using one of the links below (Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Time / UTC-4):

For more information about using APA PsycNET, see our YouTube playlist of APA Databases on APA PsycNET.

Webinar Alert: Touring the New PsycTHERAPY Interface

The American Psychological Association updated the interface for its PsycTHERAPY database in June 2017.

This webinar provides a tour of the new interface including:

  • Navigation through the site
  • Video commands
  • Creating Clips
  • Making and editing Playlists
  • Creating Bookmarks

July 13, 2017, 2:00 – 2:30 pm EDT — http://apadatabases.adobeconnect.com/psyctherapy1/event/registration.html

July 25, 2017, 4:00 – 4:30 pm EDT — http://apadatabases.adobeconnect.com/psyctherapyii/event/registration.html


We also have a short video tour of PsycTHERAPY’s new interface: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbt4tkfYFFk


Additional information about PsycTHERAPY is available at http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psyctherapy/index.aspx

Spotlight: PsycINFO® Quick Reference Guides

Need a brief overview on how to search PsycINFO®?  We have a Quick Reference Guide for that!

Screenshot of PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide for APA PsycNET showing description of PsycINFO

PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide for APA PsycNET®


Learn the basics of searching PsycINFO on your platform to make your search more effective. Each PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide covers:

  • System navigation
  • Command searching
  • Correct search syntax for specific fields
  • Advanced search syntax (e.g., Boolean operators, truncation)
  • Limiting your search
  • Managing your search results
  • Platform-specific tips
PsycINFO Search Basics on APA PsycNET: Screenshot of Quick Reference Guide showing descriptions of Boolean Operators (AND, OR, and NOT), Phrases, and Truncation

PsycINFO Search Basics on APA PsycNET


Download or link to the PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide for your platform:

This is a perfect course handout for students who are new to searching PsycINFO, or anyone else who may want a refresher. Librarians and faculty can request pocket-size print versions to distribute: Email psycinfo@apa.org with your name, institution, mailing address, quantity needed, and specified platform.

Related Resources:

APA provides search help and training for all end-users, from novices through expert searchers. Find search guides, webinar schedules, tutorials, and more at our APA Search Help and Training Center for databases and electronic resources.

Be sure to check out our PsycINFO YouTube channel for short training tutorials and webinar recordings demonstrating how to put APA databases to work for you. View the playlist for your platform: APA Databases on APA PsycNET, APA Databases on EBSCOhost, APA Databases on Ovid, or APA Databases on ProQuest.