APA training events at ALA 2019

Will you be at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC this June? We hope to see you at our Lunch & Learn!

American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ALA 
Monday, June 24, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
https://apa-lunch.eventbrite.com?aff=blog

Join APA Publishing for an update on our scholarly resources for research in psychology and related fields. We’ll cover the May 2019 update to our PsycTESTS database, including new data fields, changes to the database record structure, and sample searches. Other highlights include several recently released handbook titles and newly added APA Thesaurus terms.

This session is open to all, and lunch will be served. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

If you can’t attend the session, please stop by Booth #933 for a demo and updates from Saturday, June 22 – Monday, June 24, 2019.

Tutorial Thursday – Peer-Reviewed Empirical Articles

It’s 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.

A new version of the tutorial Peer-Reviewed Empirical Articles is available.

The first short video will prepare you to find empirical studies from peer-reviewed journals. We’ll start with explaining what an empirical study is what it means for a study to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The second short video demonstrates how to quickly and easily find these types of journal articles using the filters in PsycINFO.

By the end of this 2-part tutorial you will be able to:

  • Explain what it means for an article to be considered an empirical study.
  • Describe the process that an article goes through to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Use the filters in PsycInfo to access empirical studies from peer-reviewed journals.
  • Determine if an article found in PsycInfo is an empirical study from a peer-reviewed journal.

New Handbook: APA Handbook of Sport and Exercise Psychology

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The series currently contains 30 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

A recent addition to the series is the APA Handbook of Sport and Exercise Psychology edited by Mark H. Anshel and published in February 2019.

This 2-volume handbook presents new areas of research and links theory with emerging practice to reflect the latest developments in this constantly changing field.

Visit the APA Handbook of Sport and Exercise Psychology web page for more information, including the full table of contents and editor biographies.

PsycBOOKS users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can access the entire series by browsing PsycBOOKS or by performing a title search for a particular handbook.

Institutions also have the option of purchasing handbooks individually. Print only, Electronic only, or Electronic + Print options are available through APA, with electronic access provided via the APA PsycNET® platform. For more information on pricing and availability, please see the APA Handbooks in Psychology institutional purchase page or contact us at quotes@apa.org.

Tutorial Thursday – Finding Relevant Articles to Answer Your Research Question

It’s 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.

A new version of the tutorial Finding Relevant Articles to Answer Your Research Question is available.

The first short video prepares you to be able to use the APA Thesaurus in order to search for relevant articles that will answer your research question. We’ll start by discussing the value of using the APA Thesaurus. Then, we’ll explain how to identify search terms from your research question that you use use when searching the Thesaurus.



The second short video shows how to identify Index Terms in the APA Thesaurus and use these Index terms to create a tailored search.

By the end of this 2-part tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Explain the value of using the APA Thesaurus
  • Identify search terms from a research question
  • Develop a search using the APA Thesaurus
  • Save a search and create an email alert to stay up to date on new articles on your topic

Related Resources:
Tutorial – Using the PsycINFO Index Terms and Keywords Effectively on APA PsycNET
PsycINFO Expert Tip: Searching by Keyword, Index Term and More

New Handbook: APA Handbook of Psychopharmacology

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The series currently contains 30 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

The most recent addition to this series is the APA Handbook of Psychopharmacology, edited by Suzette M. Evans and published in April 2019.

This handbook provides a comprehensive working knowledge of basic pharmacology and psychopharmacology, examines the utility of pharmacotherapy for addressing different dimensions of human suffering, and highlights the broader professional and social issues surrounding this work in a language that is suitable for a broad readership.

Visit the APA Handbook of Psychopharmacology web page for more information, including the full table of contents and editor biographies.

PsycBOOKS users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can access the entire series by browsing PsycBOOKS or by performing a title search for a particular handbook.

Institutions also have the option of purchasing handbooks individually. Print only, Electronic only, or Electronic + Print options are available through APA, with electronic access provided via the APA PsycNET® platform. For more information on pricing and availability, please see the APA Handbooks in Psychology institutional purchase page or contact us at quotes@apa.org.