On January 17, 2019, the APA PsycNET platform will be upgraded to HTTPS. This enhancement provides our customers with improved security, and current platform users should not see any changes in functionality.
Although APA will implement a permanent redirect from HTTP to HTTPS, institutional subscribers using a proxy solution may need to adjust their configurations to ensure continued access to the APA PsycNET platform. All users should update links or shortcuts to reflect the HTTPS protocol.
What You Need to Know The move to HTTPS will require about an hour of downtime on January 17, 2019 during which the APA PsycNET platform will be unavailable. Details about this maintenance window will be posted on the platform approximately one week ahead of the release.
To transition your institutional logos for co-branding, move the files for your institutional logo, link resolver, and/or ILL icons to a secure server and then update these image URLs in the APA PsycNET Admin Center (admincenter.apa.org).
The stanza for EZproxy and information about WAM configuration are included below. If you need additional assistance, please visit the
Proxy Server Configuration page on the APA PsycNET Help site or contact us.
EZProxy Configuration If your library uses EZProxy for authentication, it will require an SSL Configuration. Below is the updated stanza for APA PsycNET:
Title APA PsycNET (updated 20190117)
URL https://psycnet.apa.org HJ content.apa.org HJ doi.apa.org HJ my.apa.org HJ proxies.apa.org HJ psycinfo.com HJ psycnet.apa.org HJ psyctherapy.apa.org HJ psyctherapyalpha.apa.org HJ search.apa.org HJ www.apa.org HJ www.psycinfo.com HJ https://psyctherapy.apa.org HJ https://psyctherapyalpha.apa.org/ DJ apa.org DJ psycinfo.com
Configuring Web Access Management (WAM) If your library uses WAM, please coordinate with your campus IT department to ensure your proxy has access to a security certificate. Note that your security certificate must include your proxy URL, which may be different from your campus website address. For WAM configuration, please use the following APA PsycNET URL: https://psycnet.apa.org.
At the end of last year, we reviewed and updated the APA PsycNET® help pages to make sure the content was current and easy for our users to navigate.
main help explains how to set up a search, manage the results list, use your MyAPA Account, the Browse menu, and other tools you’ll see on APA PsycNET®.
PsycTESTS help explains searchable fields and the record structure that are unique to the PsycTESTS® database on APA PsycNET.
admin center help is for library administrators and explains how to customize for your institution, view usage statistics, and use other tools in the APA PsycNET Admin Center.
Something missing? Let us know!
It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the PsycINFO YouTube channel and the APA Style CENTRAL ® YouTube channel .
For today’s edition of Tutorial Thursday, we’d like to highlight a video series on our PsycINFO YouTube channel:
Searching the Tests & Measures field in PsycINFO
This brief (3 – 4 minute) video shows how to:
Search and view the Tests & Measures field in PsycINFO records, to see a list of the tests and measures used in a particular study;
Follow the DOI to view the PsycTEST record for a test or measure, when available;
Use the “[Appended]” notation to locate the test questions in the appendix, methodology, or table of the article’s full-text.
A version of this tutorial is available for each PsycINFO platform.
PsycINFO Expert Tip: Finding the Tests in PsycINFO
Please feel free to link to this tutorial in any location where students, faculty, and researchers will find it!
Do you have a “how-to” question about PsycINFO or PsycTESTS? Please let us know !
On July 17, the APA PsycNET platform released a refreshed version that included a new look and feel, as well as a technology upgrade.
We hope this refresh has allowed you to continue your research seamlessly.
The features that you’re used to on APA PsycNET are still there, including:
Your personal My List, My PsycNET, alerts, and saved searches;
Thesaurus or Term Finder;
Cited References search;
An unchanged search algorithm;
The same records and full-text as before, with regular weekly updates.
We’ve also added some new tools to assist you, such as related content, a test lookup tool, and additional browse options.
If you would like more information about these new tools, please view our
webinar on the APA PsycNET changes.
Or view the
slides detailing APA PsycNET’s new additions.
Please join us for a brief tour of the redesigned APA PsycNET® platform, which will launch in mid-July!
This 30-minute webinar will highlight the contemporary new “look and feel” of the APA PsycNET search platform and other changes. Highlights include:
Technology upgrade: A new cloud-based environment and other behind-the-scenes infrastructure improvements for enhanced system performance, reliability, and search precision
Responsive design: Improved content rendering and functionality across all devices, including mobile
Content discovery: Addition of a new “Related Content” section providing links to up to 25 similar items, and options to explore trending topics
Search tools: Addition of the “Test Lookup” tool, enhanced access to the integrated APA Thesaurus, and platform-wide access to your recent searches
This overview is intended for anyone who uses APA PsycNET through an institutional or personal subscription, including librarians, students, researchers, and professionals.
Register for a session using one of the links below (Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Time / UTC-4):
For more information about using APA PsycNET, see our
YouTube playlist of APA Databases on APA PsycNET.