Do you need to brush up your search skills in the behavioral aspect of health and medicine? Do you find yourself answering an increasing number of questions about APA Style®? Come to the American Psychological Association’s Sunrise Seminar at Mosaic ’16 (the joint meeting of the Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarian Conference) and leave with some new tricks to keep up your sleeve!
American Psychological Association Sunrise Seminar
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.
Live searches on APA databases will review our December 2015 update to the PsycINFO® Thesaurus, and look at some new publications that can support clinical research and practice. Search demos and additional updates will focus on topics relevant to clinical practice, patient education, and health sciences research.
This presentation will also include a sneak peek at APA Style® CENTRAL, a new online resource to learn, research, write and publish in APA Style. You’ll get a look at the learning objects created by our Style Experts, as well as its robust online editor, which has been designed to help students, and others, apply the rules of APA Style while they write. And of course, we’ll also see how APA Style CENTRAL supports users in creating properly formatted APA Style references!
We hope to see you there! If you won’t be at Mosaic ’16, we’ll be reprising this session as a webinar the week after the conference. Visit our webinars schedule to learn more.
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
Will you be at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston this January? We hope to see you at our Lunch & Learn! if you can’t attend the session, please stop by the booth (#1153) for the latest news and information.
American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ALA Midwinter
Monday, January 11, 2016
1:00-2:30 p.m. EST
What do the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, search result sorting options, and interface translations have in common?
If you guessed that they’re all on the menu for the APA Lunch & Learn at ALA Midwinter, you win! Your prize: lunch with APA’s training specialists while they update you on what’s happening with APA Databases & Electronic Resources. We’ll also review the newest additions to the APA Handbooks in Psychology Series, and cover journals being added to PsycARTICLES in 2016. All that, plus live search demos of APA databases on APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and OvidSP. We’ll even include a complimentary lunch!
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
The influx of new faces and fresh perspectives that fall semester brings to an academic campus is refreshing – though it’s often hard to appreciate in the chaos of scheduling and managing requests for instruction and support.
In hopes that we can save you a little time as you prepare for instruction sessions that will require diving into PsycINFO and other APA Databases, this issue provides a quick overview of the training materials you’ll find in our Librarian’s Resource Center. You are welcome to embed, link, adapt, and modify these materials to meet the needs of your students, faculty, and others in need of research support.
Our webinars took a hiatus this summer, and will begin again in September. Full descriptions, schedules and registration information can be found at http://bit.ly/APAwebinars