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.
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
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.
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’re a student, educator, instructor, or researcher using APA Style CENTRAL, we invite you to watch a video tour of 15 APA Style CENTRAL updates to learn about recent additions designed to facilitate your work and save you time.
Adding reference books in the Research Center to My References
Viewing reference types and sorting by Reference Type
Adding searchable notes to any saved reference
Exporting References from APA Style CENTRAL
New features and improvements in APA Style CENTRAL are often rooted in user feedback, and the product development team carefully considers any change suggested by our customers. Please let us know what you think of APA Style CENTRAL or if you have an idea for an enhancement that would help you!
Join Us for Presentations at the APA 2018 Convention in San Francisco!
We will be holding the following events
Join us in the APA Publishing Booth (#708) at the 2018 APA Annual Convention in San Francisco to learn how APA Publishing helps you at every stage of your education and career. Tell us about yourself to receive a $10 voucher for the APA Bookstore, and enter to win one of three $200 Visa® gift cards!
Enjoy coffee each day from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and California craft beers and wine from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the JARS BAR in booth #708. Attend a presentation to learn what’s new in:
Thursday, August 9
11:00 a.m. Magination Press® – Learn what’s new in our growing family of children’s books!
4:00 p.m. APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS)
Friday, August 10
11:00 a.m. What’s New with APA Databases
4:00 p.m. Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL®
Saturday, August 11
11:00 a.m. New Features and Functionality for APA Style CENTRAL
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 PsycINFO SlideShare account.
At the ALA Annual meeting last month, we presented a Lunch & Learn training session covering a wide variety of updates to APA’s publishing program:
New Handbooks from APA
New Online Dictionary of Psychology
APA Librarian Travel Award Recipients
Magination Press Overview
APA Style JARS
What’s New With APA Style CENTRAL
We also spent some time providing thoughts on integrating PsycINFO into a systematic review including:
Reasons to add PsycINFO to your systematic review searching
Aligning APA thesaurus terms to your MeSH-based search strategy
Practical PsycINFO search tips for systematic reviews