Tutorial Thursday – How to Export Citations to Citation Management Tools from APA PsycNET

It’s 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.

A new version of the tutorial How to Export Citations to Citation Management Tools from APA PsycNET is available.

In this short video, you’ll learn how to export items from PsycINFO into citation management tools like RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero.

By the end of this video you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of using a citation management tool
  • Export citations from PsycINFO into EndNote Web and RefWorks
  • Generate an .RIS file that can be downloaded and imported into tools such as EndNote Desktop, Mendeley, Zotero, and Academic Writer.

Tutorial Thursday – Finding Literature Reviews in APA PsycNET

It’s 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.

A new version of the tutorial Finding Literature Reviews in APA PsycNET is available.

This short video shows how to find literature reviews in APA PsycNET. First, we’ll discuss the value of using literature reviews for your research. Then, we’ll demonstrate how to filter for literature reviews from the Advanced Search page. We’ll also show you how to check an individual item from the results page to make sure that it is in fact a literature review.

By the end of this video you will be able to:

  • Find literature reviews in APA PsycNET
  • Explain the value of using literature reviews
  • Identify if an item in APA PsycNET is a literature review

Tutorial Thursday – My PsycNET

It’s 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.

A new version of the tutorial My PsycNET is available.

This short video demonstrates how to set up a My PsycNET account and explain the benefits of having an account. You’ll learn how to use your account to save and share searches from APA PsycNET, create search alerts, and access APA PsycNET purchases. You will also learn how to use the My List feature to store relevant results from a search.

By the end of this video you will be able to:

  • Set up a My PsycNET account
  • Save and share a search in APA PsycNET
  • Create email or RSS alerts to receive updates on new publications related to a specific topic
  • Store relevant results from a search using the My List feature
  • Access saved searches, search alerts, and APA PsycNET purchases from your My PsycNET

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Tutorial APA PsycNET Direct — Accessing Single Articles

Tutorial Thursday – APA PsycNET Direct — Accessing Single Articles

It’s 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.

A new version of the tutorial APA PsycNET Direct — Accessing Single Articles is available.

In this short video, you’ll learn how to use APA PsycNET Direct to purchase single journal articles and book chapters that are published by APA. If you’re affiliated with a university or research institution, first check with your library to see if you already have access to APA databases and content. You may be able to download the journal articles and book chapters you need for free through your library’s websites. If you don’t have access to APA materials from your university of institution, APA PsycNET Direct offers two ways that you can pay to get access.

Related Resource:
Tutorial – My PsycNET

New Features added to PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS is APA’s research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about each test and its development and administration. In May 2019, APA released a major update known as a database reload for PsycTESTS.

What’s a Reload?

PsycTESTS is updated once every month, as new records are added and descriptive information is corrected, if needed.
A reload is a longer process of planning and testing that makes bigger changes to PsycTESTS, such as adding new searchable and descriptive fields, and restructuring how records display. Database reloads have long been an integral part of APA’s efforts to provide researchers and users in the behavioral sciences and related disciplines with improved usability and new tools and to retrieve content and conduct their research.

What’s new with this Reload?

The reload improved usability for PsycTESTS. Previously, each test in PsycTESTS was represented by a combination of Master Test Records and Child Test Records.   Now, each test is represented by a single Test Record.
In addition to this structure change, some new fields were added to PsycTESTS.  

Factors/Subscales  
This new field indicates the different factors and/or subscales of an instrument, enhancing search efficiency.

Test Methodology
Have you ever wanted to search using the psychometric analyses or methodologies a test uses? The new methodology field allows you to search for tests with specific psychometric analyses or methodologies. You can also filter tests using this field, so you can view only those tests which have the psychometric analyses or methodologies you need.

Test Type
Ever wonder how a record relates to other records in the database? This field indicates whether a Test Record describes an original, revision, translation, or subtest in relation to records listed in the Other Versions field.

When will I see these changes?

On May 30, the new version of PsycTESTS was released to all platforms that host this database. If you use APA PsycNET, you’ll already see these changes to PsycTESTS.
If you use EBSCOhost, Ovid, or ProQuest, keep an eye on our Vendor Reload Status page or ask your vendor to find out when these changes will go live on your institution’s version of PsycTESTS.  

How can I learn more?

New features are often generated from suggestions that we receive directly from our customers, so tell us what you think of the new PsycTESTS at psycinfo@apa.org.

Interested in a trial of PsycTESTS? Let us know at quotes@apa.org.