APA Training Events at ALA Annual

2017 ALA Annual Logo The American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, from June 22-27, 2017. APA will be exhibiting at booth 4425. We will be offering a Lunch & Learn on APA Style CENTRAL® and the APA Databases on Monday, June 26.

We are also holding an informal user group meeting for those that have adopted APA Style CENTRAL on their campus. Those with subscriptions or trials are welcome to attend. Please contact support@apastylecentral.org for more information.

American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ALA Annual
Monday, June 26, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m. CDT

RSVP: https://apa-lunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=b

Join us for an update on APA’s Databases and Electronic Resources.

This year’s session will include an overview of using APA Style CENTRAL® to help students and faculty produce papers and manuscripts in APA Style®. Live search demos of APA Databases will review updates to PsycTHERAPY®, and we will take a closer look at the abstract field in PsycINFO®.
Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend.

APA Sunrise Seminar at MLA 2017

Medical Library Association 2017 Conference LogoDo you dream of putting even more power at your researchers’ fingertips when they’re searching PsycINFO®? Or for your students to focus less on paper formatting and more on their writing? Then dare to join APA for our Sunrise Seminar. You’ll be able to do it all!

American Psychological Association Sunrise Seminar
Monday, May 29, 2017
7:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Washington State Convention Center Room 604
Breakfast will be provided – please RSVP so there’s enough to go around.

We’ll begin with a thorough review of several new fields that were recently added to PsycINFO. Of particular interest to health sciences researchers are the inclusion of MeSH terms, Data Sets, NLM Journal Title Abbreviations, new limiters, and more.

Next, we’ll explore APA Style CENTRAL®, our new resource for teaching, learning, and writing in APA Style®. After a quick overview, we’ll look at the tools and services in APA Style CENTRAL from faculty, student, and academic support perspectives, suggesting possible opportunities for partnership and collaboration across campus.

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP and let us know you’re attending. Can’t attend? Drop by Booth #622 for information and updates.

APA Lunch & Learns at ACRL 2017

Logo for the ACRL 2017 conference.Will you be at the Association for College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Baltimore? APA will be offering two training sessions this year, and we hope to see you at one of them!

Can’t attend the session you’re interested in? Stop by booth #1011 for a demo and updates.

APA Style CENTRAL® Lunch & Learn
Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Join us to learn more about how you can use APA Style CENTRAL on your campus. We’ll have a discussion about how APA Style® is being taught on your campus and how APA Style CENTRAL can fit into your current workflow. We’ll also look at tools and services in APA Style CENTRAL from faculty, student, and academic support perspectives, suggesting possible opportunities for partnership and collaboration.

Don’t have a current subscription or trial? Don’t worry! This session is intended for all those interested in how APA Style CENTRAL can be integrated into campus workshops, programs, and curricula.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend: http://asc-lunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=b

 

APA Databases Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 24, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Join us for an update on APA’s Databases and Electronic Resources. This year’s session will include a refresher on PsycTESTS®, and will also review new fields and features recently added to PsycINFO® as we celebrate it’s 50th anniversary. The additions include new fields that highlight information that’s increasingly important to researchers, such as data sets clinical trials, and that improve cross-platform searching and search precision.

We will also provide a brief overview of APA Style CENTRAL®, our institutional resource for learning, teaching, and writing in APA Style®. For more in-depth information on APA Style CENTRAL, consider attending our training session on Thursday.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend: http://apa-lunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=b

APA Training Sessions at ALA Midwinter 2017

ALA Midwinter Meeting logo.Will you be at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta this January? We hope to see you at our Lunch & Learn! If you can’t attend the session, please stop by the booth (#1548) to catch a brief presentation on Saturday or Sunday.

 

American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ALA Midwinter
Monday, January 23, 2016
1:00-2:30 p.m. EST
RSVP: https://apa-lunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=b

Join us for an update on APA’s Databases and Electronic Resources. This year’s session will include an overview of how to incorporate APA Style CENTRAL®, our new resource for learning and teaching APA Style®, into your courses and workshops. Live search demos on the APA Databases will review new fields and features added to PsycINFO® in 2016, and provide a refresher on PsycTESTS®.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend: https://apa-lunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=b

Presentations in the APA Booth (#1548)
Staff from the APA Databases and Electronic Resources Customer Relations team will be available at the booth throughout the conference, and will be conducting brief presentations on Saturday and Sunday:

A Brief Tour of APA Style CENTRAL – A 15-minute whirlwind tour of our new resource for teaching, learning, and writing in APA Style:

  • Saturday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m.

APA Style CENTRAL: The Writing Center – An overview of the writing center, including a look at collaboration tools and resources for additional help.

  • Saturday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 22 at 9:30 a.m.

New Fields & Features in PsycINFO – A brief review of new fields and features added to PsycINFO in 2016.

  • Saturday, January 21 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Webinar Alert: Introducing New Features in PsycINFO®

Training sessions that discuss new features and enhancements added to PsycINFO this August are now available. These 45-minute webinars explain how and why we updated PsycINFO, define the new fields you will see, and demonstrate how they impact search and discovery.

Recent updates to PsycINFO include powerful new search limits, like open access and impact statements, new fields that connect content across research platforms, like PubMed’s MeSH terms and NIH clinical trial numbers, and additional information added to the Dissertation field. Also, because of the interlinking of APA’s databases, the PsycINFO refresh means that PsycARTICLES®, PsycBOOKS®, and PsycCRITIQUES® records will now include these new features as well.

The upcoming schedule for platform-specific PsycINFO webinars is:

PsycINFO New Features – APA PsycNET® Friday, November 4, 2016                        10:00-11:00 a.m.

PsycINFO New Features – EBSCOhost    Wednesday, November 9, 2016                1:30-2:30 p.m.

PsycINFO New Features – Ovid                 Monday, November 14, 2016                     3:00-4:00 p.m.

All times are Eastern Time.

Can’t make the time scheduled for your platform above? Please email PsycINFO, and if there is enough interest, we will schedule additional sessions.

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These new fields & features are currently live on APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, and Ovid, and are scheduled to be available on ProQuest in December. Check for status updates on our website.

For more information on these enhancements, please view our blog post New Features Added to PsycINFO. Major changes include:

Impact Statements – Impact statements, which describe the relevance of the research to the general public, are included in PsycINFO records when provided by the publisher. These Impact Statements are in addition to the abstract in the standard scientific format, which will always be included. If you are searching for impact statements using APA PsycNET, limit the search using the “Impact Statement” checkbox.

Open Access – This new field makes it clear at a glance if an article or journal indexed in PsycINFO is available through open access. Since PsycINFO is primarily an abstracting and indexing database, this lets you know that the full-text is available from another publisher just a click away. If you are looking for open access research on APA PsycNET, limit the search using the “Open Access” checkbox.

MeSH – To promote interconnectivity between platforms, the PsycINFO records for items also covered in PubMed will include the Medical Subject Headings used in PubMed’s indexing. This allows users to search PsycINFO using the terms they prefer, or that may be better suited for their research area. On APA PsycNET, the MeSH terms are linked to run a search on PubMed for additional research on the topic.

See all available trainings from APA Databases and Electronic Resources.