Webinar Alert: Fall Sessions for PsycINFO & PsycTESTS

Beyond Subject Searching

Join us this fall 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 45 minute 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.

  • Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
  • Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 1:00 PM EDT
  • Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Can’t join us at the times listed?

New Features on 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 for PsycTESTS, which restructured how records display and added new searchable and descriptive fields.

If you use PsycTESTS on EBSCOhost, you can register for a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, to learn more about the new features.

If you use PsycTESTS on ProQuest, keep an eye on our Vendor Reload Status page or ask your vendor when these changes will go live. A training from APA will be coming soon!

If you use PsycTESTS on APA PsycNET or on Ovid, please see the recordings of these trainings on our YouTube channel.

Want to learn more? Read our blog post New Features Added to PsycTESTS.

Tutorial Thursday – Searching PsycINFO’s Tests and Measurements Field on 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 Searching PsycINFO’s Tests and Measures Field on APA PsycNET is available.
This short video shows how to use the Tests & Measures field in PsycINFO to look up information related to psychological tests and measures. First, we’ll briefly discuss how this approach differs from using APA’s PsycTESTS database. Then, we’ll focus on how to use the Tests & Measures field to identify research instruments on a particular topic. Next, we’ll show how to locate research that uses specific psychological tests or measures. By the end of this video, you’ll know when and how to use PsycINFO to access tests and measures information.

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

  • Identify tests and measures on a specific topic
  • Locate research that uses a particular test or measure

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

Related Resource:
Tutorial APA PsycNET Direct — Accessing Single Articles