Finding Tests in APA PsycTests: Using the APA PsycNet Platform

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In this short video you’ll learn how to find psychological tests and measures from the APA PsycTests database using the APA PsycNet platform. We’ll also discuss getting permission to use a test and how to find more information about a specific test.

By the end of this video, you should be able to:

  • Find tests or measures on a specific topic using APA PsycTests
  • Limit results in APA PsycTests to find full-text tests or measures
  • Explain the situations in which you need permission to use a test or measure and how to find results in APA PsycTests where permission is granted

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You continue to support researcher success by maintaining your institution’s access to APA PsycInfo®. We’ve introduced an exclusive new service to help researchers discover the latest scientific literature, including content outside of APA PsycInfo such as preprints, dissertations, and conference information related to the topics of their choice. As users engage with the content, the service will adapt to their preferences, resulting in a bespoke experience tailored to their specific research interests. With this new service, we are pleased to continue to APA PsycInfo’s legacy of delivering trusted and reliable results.

Resources to Support Your Institution’s Psychology Program

Whether your institution is offering courses online, in-person, or a hybrid environment, we want to continue to support your institution’s psychology program.  To aid the discovery of critical research, we have curated a collection of resources to support your subscription to APA PsycInfo. Please share these assets with your community to enhance your users’ proficiency of searching this powerful database.

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APA PsycBooks New Title Release

Three new titles and two companion series of e-books are now available through your institution’s library as part of your APA PsycBooks subscription.

Recent additions cover topics including group psychology and insights into the behaviors of different types of groups in different types of situations; sexual evolution and theories referencing the work of Charles Darwin;  and guidance for administrators and faculty for measuring, improving, and assessing student performance goals.

Two book series covering supervision topics and theoretical underpinnings of various therapeutic approaches were also recently added to APA PsycBooks.

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Meet the Editor-in-Chief of CP:SP, an upcoming addition to APA PsycArticles

We are excited to add Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (CP:SP) to the collection of journals available through APA PsycArticles, starting January 2021.

Arthur M. Nezu, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Drexel University, and Editor-in-Chief of CP:SP seeks to provide readers with multiple perspectives of areas in clinical psychology.

Dr. Nezu joined us for an exclusive interview to detail his vision for the journal, explain what sets this publication apart from other journals in the field, and provide advice to students and early-career researchers.

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Getting Started with APA PsycTests: FAQ’s – Using a Test You’ve Found

Intended for users who want to become familiar with APA PsycTests®, this post is the second in a short series — with more to come! For an overview of content basics and how to begin searching APA PsycTests, we recommend reading the first post: What is APA PsycTests, and How Can It Help Me?


You’ve found a test in the APA PsycTests database that you’d like to use in your research and are maybe wondering, “Now what?”

The FAQ below explains how to use the APA PsycTests database record (“test record”) to find important information and related clues to help identify your next steps. The test record includes two separate but related tabs: Test Profile and Source Citations.  

  • The Test Profile tab displays the subset of fields used to describe the test (note that not all fields will appear for every test).
  • The Source Citations tab displays reference information for research related to the test, including any available links to the publication sources.

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