You may have noticed a section labeled “Author’s Perspective” appearing in an APA PsycArticles record on APA PsycNet. Authors of APA journal articles are encouraged to join Kudos to contribute their own plain-language explanation of the purpose and impact of their study. This first-hand summary appears on APA PsycNet along with the abstract and other publication details, allowing you to further evaluate the article’s relevance in the context of your own research.
What is Kudos?
The Kudos research communication platform allows an author to gather their publications in a single place, regardless of publisher. It’s designed to help researchers maximize the readership, citation, and application of their published work, and quantify its impact.
New releases in the APA Books® E-Collections cover cognitive behavioral therapy, immigration in Central and South America, and researching everyday life.
The newest clinical title is a two-volume handbook exploring cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a psychological treatment that focuses on shifting unhelpful thinking or behavior patterns to more adaptive thinking or behavior patterns. The handbook provides the background of CBT in both historical and theoretical terms and covers applications of the treatment.
New academic titles include a book that addresses the urgent issues that face migrants throughout Central and South America, offering conceptual, theoretical, and methodological tools for understanding the psychological processes that underlie migration and intergroup contact. Another book offers a step-by-step guide to researching what people do in their everyday lives.
Interested in strengthening your APA database searching skills? Join us for the next round of APA PsycInfo webinars designed for students, faculty, and anyone else who wants to learn more about how to search APA PsycInfo more effectively!
The 30-minute APA PsycInfo – Advanced Search session explores a few of the added-value fields in APA PsycInfo and using them to uncover much more than journal articles. Search demos will demonstrate how to identify what research is happening at which institutions; finding new journals in which to publish your work; information about tests used in related research; and potential funding opportunities for your project.
Search tips and strategies covered in both sessions are relevant to all search platforms — APA PsycNet®, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest.
The sessions may be attended separately, but we encourage you to take both if you are interested!
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Join us this spring for a Beyond Subject Searching webinar – designed for librarians and other expert users of APA PsycInfo. Whether you’re looking to expand your search skills or just need a refresher, we hope you’ll join us!
This 45-minute session includes a behind the scenes look at the APA PsycInfo record structure and live search demos.
Learn how to use APA 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, on tests and measures, and we’ll highlight our Record Structure and Field Guide — tools that can help you become your library’s APA PsycInfo expert.