Screenshot from tutorial How (and Why) to Search the APA Thesaurus in PsycINFO

Tutorial Thursday: Top Tutorials of 2015

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.

Our video tutorials are a popular resource for people trying to quickly learn how to search APA Databases. But they’re also a rich source of material for librarians and instructors who are teaching students how to efficiently search PsycINFO® and other databases.

For many of our tutorials, we create a version for each of the major vendor platforms: APA PsycNET®, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. When looking at the most-viewed tutorials for each platform in 2015, we noticed that three tutorials appeared on each list. Continue reading

Tutorial Thursday: Sample PsycINFO Search

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.

Consistently some of our most frequently watched tutorials, our sample searches for PsycINFO have collectively seen more than 14,000 views in their lifetime – and for good reason. This tutorial provides a quick overview of how to turn a research question into a productive search strategy. Continue reading

Screenshot of slides from Beyond Subject Searching in PsycINFO

In Search of: Beyond Subject Searching in PsycINFO

APA’s training team provides a wide range of training options on an ongoing basis, including advanced webinars for librarians. This spring, we recorded these sessions and made them available on YouTube – a great option if you are unable to attend, want to share a session with colleagues, or find that the schedule doesn’t work for your time zone.

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Librarian's Resource Center

Back to School with APA Databases Training Materials

The influx of new faces and fresh perspectives that fall semester brings to an academic campus is refreshing – though it’s often hard to appreciate in the chaos of scheduling and managing requests for instruction and support.

In hopes that we can save you a little time as you prepare for instruction sessions that will require diving into PsycINFO and other APA Databases, this issue provides a quick overview of the training materials you’ll find in our Librarian’s Resource Center. You are welcome to embed, link, adapt, and modify these materials to meet the needs of your students, faculty, and others in need of research support.

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Screenshot of slides from Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO

In Search of: Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO

As we hope most of you have discovered by now, APA’s training team provides a wide range of training options on an ongoing basis. The advanced training webinars are presented live throughout the year. A recorded version of those sessions is also available. If you are unable to attend, want to share a session with colleagues, or find that the schedule doesn’t work for your time zone, please check out the recorded sessions available on APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, OvidSP, and ProQuest.
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