Webinar Alert: PsycINFO Sessions for Students & Faculty – April 5-7, 2017

Our next series of PsycINFO® webinars for students and faculty will run on April 5, April 6, and April 7 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. EDT (UTC−04:00). The sessions may be attended separately, but we encourage those who are interested to take all three, so we offer them on consecutive days:

We will provide information relevant to all search platforms including APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. The platform demonstrated will be based on the needs of the attendees of each session. For more information on this series, including full descriptions, please visit our database webinar training web page.

These webinars are an ideal way for students to get a refresher on PsycINFO if they have had a previous training session. Please help us spread the word to interested students and faculty!

APA Style CENTRAL – Using Embed Links

Today we’d like to highlight one of our APA Style CENTRAL® handouts, “Embedding APA Style CENTRAL Content Using HTML” (PDF, 955K). Please feel free to link to this handout where students, faculty, and researchers will find it!

You can embed any learning object in the APA Style CENTRAL Learning Center (quick guide, tutorial, self-quiz, or sample) into any webpage where you can add or edit HTML. The available embed codes can be used with platforms such as LibGuides and WordPress, as well as your institution’s Learning Management System (LMS).

The embed code supplies a thumbnail image, summary, and direct HTML link to the specific learning object, providing flexibility in configuring access to this content for students and other users.

The handout on Embedding APA Style CENTRAL Content Using HTML covers:

  • How to access the HTML code for embedding a learning object;
  • An example of an APA Style CENTRAL tutorial embedded into a LibGuide;
  • An example of a sample paper embedded into WordPress; and
  • Details on embedding content for course instruction into your institution’s Learning Management System (LMS).

Want to learn more? You’ll find this handout on our APA Style CENTRAL Handouts and Guides page, where we will continue to add handouts and documentation for users and administrators as they become available.

Do you have a “how-to” question about APA Style CENTRAL or some aspect of it you’d like to know more about? Please let us know!

APA Librarian Conference Travel Award: Apply by 3/31 for Summer 2017 Conferences

Do you work in an academic or health sciences library in the United States? Are you an early- or mid-career librarian? Are you looking for sources of funding for a conference you’d like to attend this spring?

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! Through March 31, 2017, we are accepting applications for conferences taking place from May to August 2017. This includes – but is not limited to – LOEX 2017, the Medical Library Association Conference, ALA Annual, the ACRL Immersion Program and Teacher Tracks, and the APA Annual Convention.

The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS. Three cash awards are distributed three times each calendar year, and the application cycle opens and closes on a rolling basis. At this time, we are not limiting the conferences that are eligible for travel award funding. Applicants should identify the conference that best meets their professional needs, and explain how attendance will support their current duties and future goals.

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APA Style CENTRAL – Technical Requirements

Today we’d like to highlight one of our APA Style CENTRAL handouts, “APA Style CENTRAL® Technical Requirements” (PDF, 497K). Please feel free to link to this handout where students, faculty, and researchers will find it!

APA Style CENTRAL is designed to work with a wide range of technical settings within a Windows or Mac environment. The APA Style CENTRAL Technical Requirements handout will help you answer your users’ most common institutional access and technical questions. This document also provides helpful tips for the end user’s individual system configuration to ensure reliable access to APA Style CENTRAL and the best possible user experience.

Details include:

  • Operating systems, recommended browsers, and mobile access;
  • Proxy configuration, including appropriate browsers for proxy access; and
  • Contact information for APA Style CENTRAL Support plus the list of the technical information we will need from the end user to help resolve the problem.

Along with the Creating APA Style CENTRAL® Accounts handout (PDF, 296K, also recently highlighted on this blog), the APA Style CENTRAL Technical Requirements document will be a valuable resource in helping you to resolve any access difficulties for your end users as quickly as possible.

Want to learn more? You’ll find this handout on our APA Style CENTRAL® Handouts and Guides page, where we will continue to add handouts and documentation for users and administrators as they become available.

Do you have a “how-to” question about APA Style CENTRAL or some aspect of it you’d like to know more about? Please let us know!

Webinar Alert: PsycINFO Sessions for Students & Faculty – February 22-24, 2017

Our next series of PsycINFO® webinars for students and faculty will run on February 22, February 23, and February 24 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. EST (UTC -5). The sessions may be attended separately, but we encourage those who are interested to take all three, so we offer them on consecutive days:

We will provide information relevant to all search platforms including APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. The platform demonstrated will be based on the needs of the attendees of each session. For more information on this series, including full descriptions, please visit our database webinar training web page.

These webinars are an ideal way for students to get a refresher on PsycINFO if they have had a previous training session. Please help us spread the word to interested students and faculty!