Tutorial Thursday – Finding Preprint Articles 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 How to Find Preprint Articles in APA PsycNET is available.

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.

Related Resource:
PsycINFO Expert Tip: Online First Publications  

From the Deck of… ACRL 2019 Lunch & Learn

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 the APA Publishing Training SlideShare account.
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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
  • searching for appended tests
  • PsycTESTS example search

You can review the slides from our ACRL 2019 Lunch & Learn on our SlideShare account.

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APA Training Events at MLA 2019

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.

APA Training Events at ACRL 2019

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.

Webinar Alert: Spring PsycINFO Sessions for Librarians

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 join us!

This one-hour session includes a behind the scenes look at the PsycINFO record structure and live search demos.

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.

You can register with GoTo Webinar for one of the following times.

  • Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 11:00 AM EST
  • Friday, Mar 22, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
  • Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

Can’t join us at the times listed?