New in PsycBOOKS: August 2016

In August 2016, APA added 6 new APA books to PsycBOOKS®. Past monthly update lists are available online. You can also view a list of sample titles or a full coverage list.

Bibliographic records are available through your PsycBOOKS vendor. You may also download RDA records directly from APA by following the instructions in the APA PsycNET® Administrator Help Menu.


  • Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Clients, © 2017 by Singh, Anneliese A.; and Dickey, Lore M. ISBN: 1-4338-2300-4
  • Conducting a Culturally Informed Neuropsychological Evaluation, © 2017 by Fujii, Daryl. ISBN: 1-4338-2294-6
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Insomnia, © 2017 by Ong, Jason C. ISBN: 1-4338-2241-5
  • Psychology 101½: The Unspoken Rules for Success in Academia, Second Edition, © 2017 by Sternberg, Robert J. ISBN: 1-4338-2249-0
  • Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of Consciousness, © 2017 by Barušs, Imants; and Mossbridge, Julie. ISBN: 1-4338-2277-6
  • The Young Eyewitness: How Well Do Children and Adolescents Describe and Identify Perpetrators?, © 2017 by Pozzulo, Joanna. ISBN: 1-4338-2293-8

APA Announces Fall 2016 Recipient of the Librarian Conference Travel Award

We are pleased to announce that Stacey A. Smith, Public Services Librarian at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, is the latest recipient of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award. Stacey will use the funds to defray the cost of attendance at the Library Assessment Conference later this fall.

Stacey has been at The Chicago School for about a year and a half, and one of her main projects has been assessing the effectiveness of the school’s growing instruction program. She and her colleagues are trying to build a case for introducing a more systematic program of instruction that is, ideally, embedded into the curriculum. Stacey is hoping to make connections at the conference, and return with new ideas and knowledge to inform their assessment initiative.

The committee would like to thank all those who took time to apply – we were inundated with applications from librarians in a wide variety of institutions and positions.

Now through November 30, 2016, APA Librarian Conference Travel Award is accepting applications for conferences taking place from January to April 2017. Please see the website for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and application materials.

Frequently Asked Questions on APA Style CENTRAL

APA Style CENTRAL® is an authoritative resource developed by our Style Experts. It is a suite of services and tools designed to ease the pain points encountered by students, instructors and librarians in teaching, learning, and writing in APA Style. Online Introduction webinars are offered weekly, and are a great way to take a structured tour of all of the tools available in this revolutionary new resource.

Many attendees at these sessions – as well as those who are exploring APA Style CENTRAL on their own, through a free trial for their institution – have the same questions. We have gathered them into two sets of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). A General FAQ suitable for all users, including students and faculty, and an Administrative FAQ intended for librarians.

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Both of these FAQs are available on the APA Style CENTRAL website. When reviewing these FAQs, don’t miss the extended versions! These are available as PDFs linked at the top of the webpage.

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Webinar Alert: PsycINFO Sessions for Students & Faculty This Fall

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Our fall series of webinars for students and faculty is starting on September 28, 2016. Help us spread the word to faculty, students, and anyone who teaches research methods.

APA provides free training webinars tailored for PsycINFO® searchers at all levels of proficiency. We feature three 30-minute sessions: Basic Search, Advanced Search, and Results Management. The sessions may be taken separately, but we encourage interested students to take all three and offer the sessions on consecutive days. These webinars are an ideal way for students to get a refresher on PsycINFO if they have had training earlier in the semester.

Descriptions are provided below. Visit our website to register today for these no-cost sessions.

Research Methods instructors and other faculty: If you would like your students to attend for extra credit, we offer certificates of completion for each session.

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. Continue reading