Tutorial Thursday: How to Find DOIs in APA PsycINFO

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s extensive library of video tutorials, available on YouTube. Please feel free to link or embed videos or playlists in library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

When we look at the most frequently watched videos on the PsycINFO® YouTube channel, there’s one video that’s always in the top ten most-watched tutorials: “How to Find DOIs in APA PsycINFO.”

Screenshot of How to Find DOIs in APA PsycINFO tutorial.

The tutorial defines Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and explores how to find them in PsycINFO on the APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest platforms. It also points out where to look for them on full-text PDFs, and demonstrates CrossRef’s DOI lookup tool.

Since DOIs figure prominently in properly formatted APA Style® references, this video has been linked from our APA Style help resources, and from many library and writing center webpages as well. It’s a popular video that’s been watched more than 89,000 times since it was uploaded in November 2009.

Six years is a long time in the life of a tutorial like this one, and earlier this year we decided it was time to refresh this video. You can find the new version of this tutorial on the PsycINFO YouTube channel, and we’re working to update links on the APA websites.

The old version won’t appear when you visit our YouTube Channel, but we haven’t deleted it, so links to it will still work. We can’t automatically direct users to the updated version, but we’ve edited the video title and description to point users to the new version. If you’ve embedded this tutorial in a webpage and would like to update it, simply follow any link from this post to the new version.

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Webinar Alert: PsycINFO Sessions for Students & Faculty April 13-15

Our next series of PsycINFO® webinars for students and faculty will run on April 13, 14, and 15 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. (EDT). The sessions may be taken separately, but we encourage those who are interested to take all three, and offer them on consecutive days:

We will provide information relevant to all search platforms including APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. The platform used will be based on the needs of the attendees of each session. For more information on this series, including full descriptions, please visit our website.

These webinars are an ideal way for students to get a refresher on PsycINFO if they have had training earlier in the semester. Please help us spread the word to interested students and faculty!

Exhibits Update: Electronic Resources & Libraries

Electronic Resources & Libraries logoElectronic Resources & Libraries will be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, TX, from April 3-6. Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association in the exhibit hall. Stop by to learn more about APA Style® CENTRAL, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style that’s currently in development, and get the latest updates about APA Databases.

Exhibit hours:

  • Monday, April 4: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Exhibitor Reception begins at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 5: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New in PsycBOOKS: February 2016

In February 2016, APA added 3 new APA books and 4 landmark titles in psychology to PsycBOOKS®. Past monthly update lists are available online. You can also view a list of sample titles or a full coverage list.

Bibliographic records are available through your PsycBOOKS vendor. You may also download RDA records directly from APA by following the instructions in the APA PsycNET® Administrator Help Menu. Continue reading

Now Available in PsycARTICLES: The Humanistic Psychologist

Three new journals will be added to PsycARTICLES® over the course of 2016. We will provide updates on their availability throughout the year. More information about APA’s journals, including special issues, is available on our website.

Cover image of The Humanistic PsychologistWe are pleased to announce that full-text back issues for The Humanistic Psychologist are now available back to Volume 13. (Issues 1-12 were the society’s newsletter, and will not be added to PsycARTICLES.) The first APA-published issue will be Volume 44, Issue 1, and is scheduled to release in March.

The journal, which is the official publication of APA Division 32: The Society for Humanistic Psychology, publishes papers on a wide variety of theories, psychotherapies, and perspectives relating to humanistic psychology, as well as papers on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research. Articles published in 2015 examined topics including the psychological aspects of singing, the ethics of attention, and an exploration of hallucinations as the amplification of negative emotions from a patient’s past.

PsycARTICLES users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can review all available issues by browsing PsycARTICLES or by performing a title search for the journal.

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Learn more about The Humanistic Psychologist, including manuscript submission policies and information about subscribing in print.