Have you ever looked at a record in PsycINFO and wondered: what’s a PMID?
Welcome to the APA Databases & Electronic Resources Blog. Here you’ll find all of the news and information you’ve come to expect from our newsletter, PsycINFO News, which we have retired with Volume 34, Issue 3.
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Those of you who are loyal readers of the newsletter may wonder why we’ve chosen to retire it. Over the last few years, we often found the newsletter format did give not give us the flexibility to make a time-sensitive announcement. There were issues where we had more content than we were able to use – and issues where we only had one or two items. And because we haven’t produced a print version of the newsletter in several years, it began to seem less necessary to confine our communications to a print-based production schedule. And of course, once the PsycINFO News became web-based, using a PDF format became less relevant for delivery in the digital age.
And so, here we are, introducing the APA Databases & Electronic Resources Blog. You’ll find the usual announcements from PsycINFO News: online and in-person training opportunities, new or updated training materials, and new features in APA Databases. Blog posts will also highlight new journals and include the monthly list of books added to PsycBOOKS. And that’s not all – the blog will allow us to expand on what we covered in PsycINFO News, and we have a long list of ideas for posts, occasional features, irregular series, and more.
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One of our most frequently asked questions is one of the simplest to answer. The question? Are all the journals in PsycARTICLES® also indexed in PsycINFO®?
The answer is yes! All of the PsycARTICLES records are also in PsycINFO. That includes APA journals back to the first issue of publication (except for Rehabilitation Psychology, for which we begin coverage in 1972 at Volume 19), as well as records for the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group, which also go back to the first issue in most cases.
Not only will you find the PsycARTICLES records in PsycINFO, you’ll also find records for all the content in PsycBOOKS® and PsycCRITIQUES®.
APA staff are constantly working behind the scenes to update APA PsycNET. In late April, we released two new features, and we wanted to quickly highlight them in case you haven’t noticed yet. Continue reading
You may have noticed that we made some exciting changes to PsycBOOKS® in 2014:
- The 12-month embargo on new APA publications has been eliminated.
- The APA Handbooks in Psychology® Series is now included as part of the database.