Our fall semester lineup of webinars for librarians kicks off on September 19. If you’re looking to expand your search skills, or just need a PsycINFO refresher, we hope you’ll join us! We offer two different one-hour sessions, both of which include live search demos.
Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO – In this session, we review the structure of APA Database records, covering the elements of the bibliographic citation, controlled vocabulary and indexing. We also go over value-added fields, such as classification codes and tests and measures. Sample searches demonstrate these fields, as well as the online thesaurus and keyword searching.
Beyond Subject Searching in PsycINFO – This session builds on Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO, and covers a few ways you can use PsycINFO for doing more than just locating articles. Among other things, it includes a review of searching for information on tests and measures, and how to identify the types of research being done at a particular institution. (Taking our Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO webinar first is not required, but this session does assume that you are familiar with the platform you use to access PsycINFO and with the basics of searching the database.)
Sessions run through early December.
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Do you need to train faculty and instructors on how to incorporate APA Style CENTRAL® into their classrooms? Or show a group of students how to use it to write their papers? Are you interested in a more tailored introductory webinar covering the unique tools and services available in APA Style CENTRAL for a wide variety of institutional users?
We can arrange a customized APA Style CENTRAL training session for your class or colleagues. Talk to us! Tell us what you’re looking for and let us help you get started.
APA Style CENTRAL’s exclusive platform for writing in APA Style supports learning throughout all stages of the research and scholarly writing processes, from idea generation to publication. We can help your users to better understand everything that APA Style CENTRAL offers and begin using it to their advantage for research, writing, and teaching.
Our training specialists can schedule a session specifically tailored for your audience and learning objectives. We have experience providing training for librarians, faculty, students, writing center tutors, Learning Management System (LMS) administrators, and other potential users. If desired, we can break up the training into multiple sessions, which facilitates more participation, makes it easier to coordinate schedules, and enables us to further customize the material. Our training sessions are interactive, remotely accessible from multiple locations, and can be recorded for later viewing by anyone who is unable to attend.
If an existing APA Style CENTRAL training session seems perfect, we will work with your schedule to arrange a convenient time. A live platform demo with a few slides often works well, but you can tailor the format. If you have a list of specific questions and features you want to know more about, we’ll work with you to create a fully customized training session.
We can also schedule a phone call with a few key people if trying to get all stakeholders in the same place is like herding cats. (We understand.)
Interested? Email us at Support@APAStyleCENTRAL.org with some dates that work well for your group.
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’s training specialists have developed several webinars for librarians, instructors, and students interested in learning more about using APA Style CENTRAL®. These sessions include content overviews and a live demonstration of features.
Would you like to arrange a training session just for your class or colleagues? Please contact us at email@example.com, and our training specialists can schedule a session just for you!
Click on any session link to register (all times are EDT).
APA Style CENTRAL Online Introduction introduces librarians to the platform:
Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL details how faculty, librarians, and other instructors can use APA Style CENTRAL in teaching APA Style:
Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL teaches end users how to create and save papers using APA Style CENTRAL:
For more information, including the full training schedule, visit the APA Style CENTRAL webinars page.
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.