Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials
available on the APA
Publishing Training YouTube channel. Please feel free to link to or embed our videos in your library
websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where
students, faculty, and researchers will find them.
This short video starts with a brief description of preprint articles, including why they matter. Next, we’ll demonstrate how to access them and how to create an alert to stay current on upcoming preprints in your research area.
By the end of this video you will be able to:
Recognize the value of preprint articles.
Identify several ways preprint articles are referred to by databases and publishers.
Access preprint articles in APA PsycNET.
Create an alert in APA PsycNET to access forthcoming preprint articles.
Welcome to “From the Deck of . . .” an irregular series in which we highlight search demos and other information from the slide decks we create for our live training sessions. You can view and download these materials from theAPA Publishing Training SlideShare account. h
At the ACRL meeting this month, we presented a Lunch & Learn training session covering updates and search tips for APA’s databases.
The presentation covered the recent thesaurus update, upcoming changes to the PsycTESTS database, and features of the My PsycNET platform manager.
Live demos included the following example searches:
using thesaurus terms
updating a saved search with the new thesaurus terms
using PsycINFO’s tests & measures field to find a known test
Will you be
at the Medical Library Association Meeting in Chicago this May? We hope to see
you at our Sunrise Seminar!
American Psychological Association Sunrise Seminar @ MLA Monday, May 6, 7:30 am – 8:45 am RSVP
Join APA Publishing for an update on our resources for health sciences research, patient education, and clinical practice. We’ll explore APA databases through a variety of sample searches, including newly added thesaurus terms, Tests & Measures, and using the individual account My PsycNET. This session is open to all, and breakfast will be served. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
If you can’t attend the session, please stop by booth #723 for a demo and updates from Saturday May 4 – Monday May 6.
Will you be at the ACRL conference in Cleveland this April?
We hope to see you at our Lunch & Learn!
American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ACRL Friday, April 12, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM RSVP here
Join APA Publishing for an update on our resources for health
sciences research, patient education, and clinical practice. We’ll explore APA
databases through a variety of sample searches, including newly added thesaurus
terms, Tests & Measures, and using the individual account My PsycNET.
Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance.
If you can’t attend the session, please stop by Booth 404 for a demo and updates from Wednesday, April 10 – Friday, April 12.
Join us this spring for
a Beyond Subject
Searching webinar –
designed for librarians and other expert users of PsycINFO. If you’re looking
to expand your search skills, or just need a PsycINFO refresher, we hope you’ll
This one-hour session
includes a behind the scenes look at the PsycINFO record structure and live
Learn how to use
PsycINFO for more than just locating articles, such as identifying the types of
research being done at a particular institution and finding journals in which
to publish new work.
We’ll also search for
information on grants and sponsorships, and on tests and measures and will
highlight our Record Structure and Field Guide — tools that can help you become
your library’s PsycINFO expert.