New in PsycBOOKS: May 2016

In May 2016, APA added 3 new APA books 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.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques and Strategies, © 2016 by Wenzel, Amy; Dobson, Keith S.; and Hays, Pamela A. ISBN: 1-4338-2237-7
  • Couple Relationships in the Middle and Later Years: Their Nature, Complexity, and Role in Health and Illness, © 2016 by Bookwala, Jamila (Ed.). ISBN: 1-4338-2209-1
  • Trauma-Informed Treatment and Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence, © 2016 by Taft, Casey T.; Murphy, Christopher M.; and Creech, Suzannah K. ISBN: 1-4338-2231-8

Tutorial Thursday & Translated Topic Guides

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.

Are you familiar with our Topic Guides?

Sample searches from the Management Topic Guide.

Sample searches from the Management Topic Guide.

These brief interdisciplinary handouts are designed to demonstrate how PsycINFO can be used to search for resources in a variety of topic areas. They contain three sample search scenarios, and a list of selected Index Terms.

We’ve created video tutorials based on the Feminism, Management, and Nursing Topic Guides. The videos walk through each of the three sample searches from the guide, demonstrating how to create the searches using the Thesaurus. For each tutorial, you’ll find a version for the APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest platforms. We’ve gathered them all together into a playlist on our YouTube channel.

A screenshot from the APA PsycNET version of the video tutorial for the Management Topic Guide.

A screenshot from the APA PsycNET version of the video tutorial for the Management Topic Guide.

In addition to creating these tutorials, we recently translated all 20 Topic Guides into 8 languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish..

The Spanish version of the Grief & Trauma Topic Guide.

The Spanish version of the Grief & Trauma Topic Guide.

You’ll find the translations linked at the bottom of the Topic Guides webpage.

Related Resources:

Topic Guides pair well with our PsycINFO Quick Reference Guides, which walk the user through searching some of the fundamental fields in PsycINFO, such as Index Term/Subject Heading, Title, Author Name, and more.

Quick Reference Guide for PsycINFO on APA PsycNET
Quick Reference Guide for PsycINFO on EBSCOhost
Quick Reference Guide for PsycINFO on ProQuest
Quick Reference Guide for PsycINFO on Ovid

Please note that print copies of Quick Reference Guides are available to libraries upon request, free of charge. Send a message to and let us know which guide you’d like, how many, and where to send them.

American Psychologist: Special Issue on Undergraduate Education

Cover of a special issue of American Psychologist.The official peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the American Psychological Association, American Psychologist publishes current and timely high-impact papers of broad interest, including empirical reports, meta-analyses, and scholarly reviews covering science, practice, education, and policy. Contributions often address national and international policy issues.

Earlier this year, APA published a special issue of American Psychologist: “Undergraduate Education in Psychology: Current Status and Future Directions.” The issue, edited by guest editors John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, and Robin Hailstorks, PhD, takes an in-depth look at emergent trends in psychology undergraduate education and offers new guidelines for educators and students. The articles featured in this special issue are:

  • Undergraduate Study in Psychology: Curriculum and Assessment
  • Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major: Version 2.0
  • Strengthening Introductory Psychology: A New Model for Teaching the Introductory Course
  • The New Medical College Admission Test: Implications for Teaching Psychology
  • Internationalizing Undergraduate Psychology Education: Trends, Techniques, and Technologies

Special issues of American Psychologist and those of other APA journals are included with print and electronic subscriptions. Journal special issues can also be purchased separately on the APA website. PsycARTICLES® users on APA PsycNET® (including individual subscribers to the APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum access packages), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can review special issues by browsing PsycARTICLES or by performing a title search for the journal.

Related Resources:

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

Exhibits Update: American Library Association

ALA Annual 2016 logoThe American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from June 23-28, 2016. Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association in the exhibit hall, at booth 1743. Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL®, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style® that’s launching this summer, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.

Exhibit hours:

  • Friday, June 24: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Opening Reception)
  • Saturday, June 25: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (APA Style CENTRAL Reception at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday, June 26: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 27: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Special Events & Training Sessions:
In addition, APA will be hosting several special events and training sessions during the conference:

From the Deck of . . . the Mosaic ’16 Sunrise Seminar

Welcome to “From the Deck of . . .” an irregular series in which we highlight search demos and other information from the slide decks we create for our live training sessions. You can view and download these materials from our SlideShare account.

We recently hosted a training session at Mosaic ’16, the joint conference of the Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarian Conference.

One of the items we covered in this session was the Tests & Measures field. We started off by describing the field and the information it includes – the topic of a post on this blog a little over a month ago. Then, we did a sample search in PsycARTICLES®, our database of full-text articles from APA-published journals. Continue reading