New Handbook: APA Handbook of Dementia

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All 28 of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The most recent addition to this series is the APA Handbook of Dementia, edited by Glenn E. Smith and published in May 2018.

This handbook addresses assessment, comorbidity, evaluation, and treatment of various forms of dementia, and reviews common dementias including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and other less common dementias. It is organized into sections discussing diagnosis, epidemiology, and neurobiology (including neuropathology and neuroimaging); assessment, including cultural issues, methodology, and neuropsychology; and primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention strategies.

The handbook is intended as a resource for all psychologists and other health professionals that serve persons and families impacted by neurodegenerative disease.

 

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Webinar Alert: APA Style CENTRAL® Trainings for July & August 2018

APA’s training specialists have developed several webinars for librarians, instructors, and students that include a content overview and a live demonstration of features.

Click on any session link below to register (all times are US Eastern Time).

APA Style CENTRAL Overview (60 minutes) introduces librarians, faculty, and students to the platform:

Teaching With APA Style CENTRAL (60 minutes) details how faculty, librarians, and other instructors can use APA Style CENTRAL in teaching APA Style:

Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL (30 minutes) teaches end users how to create and save papers using APA Style CENTRAL:

For more information, including the full training schedule, visit the APA Style CENTRAL webinars page.

APA Events at ALA Annual

Are you attending ALA Annual in New Orleans this year? We’d like to invite you to our sessions!

APA Style CENTRAL User Group at ALA

Sunday, June 24, 2018

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

RSVP Link

APA Style CENTRAL subscribers – Please join us for a user group meeting and share how APA Style CENTRAL is being used on your campus.  We’ll talk about ways that the online resource is being used for teaching, learning, and writing. Get tips for incorporating the tool into your workshops and instructions. This is also your chance to provide feedback to the APA Style CENTRAL team.  Light refreshments will be served.

Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend. Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. We hope to see you there!

 

American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn at ALA

Monday, June 25, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Take this opportunity to explore resources published by the American Psychological Association in greater depth and detail. The session includes an overview of APA resources, information on new releases and forthcoming products, and useful tips for maximizing the efficiency and accuracy of searching with the databases.

Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend. Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. We hope to see you there!

PsycINFO Expert Tip: Searching by Date on APA PsycNET

PsycINFO® records have several date fields that provide information about the creation of the scholarly work and information about the creation of the PsycINFO record in the APA database. In this post, we’ll explain what these different dates mean and how you can use them in your search.

What do all these different dates mean?

The Publication Date is the date that the journal article or book chapter was delivered or made available to customers or subscribers. For journal articles, you may also see Publication History dates –  First Submitted, Accepted, and First Posting.

The Release Date is the date that the record was added to the PsycINFO database. You may also see a Correction Date in some records that were updated after the release date.Usually, the publication date is only a few weeks before the release date on PsycINFO. But sometimes, material published at an earlier date, such as older issues of a journal, will be added to PsycINFO. In the example below, you see a journal article that was published in 1987 but released on PsycINFO in 2018.

  

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PsycINFO Expert Tip: Search Alerts & PsycALERTS

If you’re working on a long-term research project, one of your first steps may be a review of the literature. You’ll spend some time picking your best search terms, creating a search query, and identifying journals that are a close fit with your topic. As you move into the data gathering and writing stages, you’ll still want to keep an eye on new publications in your area.

Or if you are an instructor or practitioner, even though your formal schooling is completed, you want to make sure you continue learning about new discoveries in your field of expertise.

Setting up a search alert helps you efficiently keep up with scholarly publications that meet your criteria as they are added to PsycINFO®. There are three types of search alerts you can set up on APA PsycNET®: Topic Alerts, Citation Alerts, and New Publication Alerts. Together, these are called PsycALERTS®.

This post explains in detail how PsycALERTS work on APA PsycNET. If you access PsycINFO® on EBSCOhost, ProQuest, or Ovid, these platforms have free personal accounts and search alert tools that serve the same purpose. It’s best to get the alerts from the same platform that you use to access PsycINFO, so you can easily find the full-text at your institution.

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