Exhibits Update: IFLA World Library and Information Congress

IFLA 2016 LogoThe IFLA World Library and Information Congress will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH, from August 13-19, 2016. Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association in the exhibit hall at booth F118. Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL®, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style® that launched in July, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.

 

Exhibit hours:

  • Sunday, August 14: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Exhibition & Opening Party)
  • Monday, August 15: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Lunch Break: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, August 16: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Lunch Break: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 17: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Lunch Break: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.)

Exhibits Update: American Psychological Association Annual Convention

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The American Psychological Association Annual Convention will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, from August 4-7, 2016. Look for representatives from the American Psychological Association’s Databases and Electronic Resources group in the exhibit hall, at booth 438. Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL®, an exciting new electronic resource for APA Style®, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.

Throughout the conference, stop by for a demo of APA Style CENTRAL. You’ll receive a voucher for a free t-shirt, and will be eligible to enter a raffle to win an executive duffle or backpack. We also hope you’ll join us for a reception to celebrate the launch of APA Style CENTRAL. The reception will be held in booth 438 on Friday, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hours:

  • Thursday, August 4: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Unopposed exhibits-only hour: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, August 5: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Unopposed exhibits-only hour: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, August 6: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Coffee with the Exhibitors: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
  • Sunday, August 7: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

This post has been edited to correct the date of the APA Style CENTRAL reception.

From the Deck of . . . The ALA Annual 2016 Lunch & Learn

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 presented our Lunch & Learn training session at the American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition. One of the items we covered in this session was a review of working with cited references in PsycINFO® on all of the major vendor platforms: APA PsycNET®, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest.

Being able to successfully navigate cited references data allows you to identify where a particular piece of research fits into the larger research continuum. You can see what led to that research, and how it influenced the research that followed. It’s also a great way to help a student who’s brainstorming dissertation topics, or a researcher looking for a new area to explore. Continue reading

Through July 31 – Travel Award Accepting Applications for Fall Conferences

Do you work in an academic or health sciences library in the United States? Are you an early- or mid-career librarian? Are you looking for sources of funding for a conference you’d like to attend this fall?

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! Through July 31, 2016, we are accepting applications for conferences taking place from September – December 2016. This includes – but is not limited to – the Library Assessment Conference, the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, the Charleston Library Conference, and Internet Librarian
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Slides from the ALA Annual Lunch & Learn

Our Lunch & Learn at the American Library Association Annual Conference took place on Monday. The session covered:

  • An update on new fields coming to PsycINFO® this summer
  • A brief review of our Topic Guides, which were recently translated into 8 languages
  • Updates on PsycTHERAPY®
  • New publications from APA
  • A review of cited references, including a cross-platform comparison
  • A brief overview of APA Style CENTRAL®, launching in July
  • A review of training and support materials

The presentation included several search demos:

  • APA PsycNET: PsycTHERAPY overview
  • A cross-platform comparison looking at how cited references are presented in PsycINFO on APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest
  • APA Style CENTRAL overview

The slides from this presentation are now available on our Slideshare account. We recommend downloading the slides and viewing them in PowerPoint, as the presenter notes area includes additional information for each slide.