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from soup to nuts if it s about behavior apa has it

From Soup to Nuts: If It’s About Behavior, APA Has IT

Presented by

Anne Breitenbach, Trainer, PsycINFO

American Psychological Association 2013


A Little Housekeeping

  • Please sign in so we have an accurate headcount . . .
  • . . . and complete an evaluation (even if you have to leave early)
database facts
Database Facts
  • PsycINFO®: abstract database of over 3.4 million records from the 1800s to present
  • PsycARTICLES®: full-text articles from 81 journals published by the APA and allied publishers
  • PsycBOOKS®: full-text collection of over 3,600 scholarly and classic books (53,000+ chapters)
  • PsycCRITIQUES®: weekly release of book and film reviews –over 40,500
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Database Facts
  • PsycEXTRA®: hard-to-find gray literature – more than 291,000 records, 70% full-text
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Problem Solving With Behavioral Science Data

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» Complete PsycINFO Fact Sheet

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Deep Indexing for Expert Searching
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so we beat on boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”

A man recreates himself in his desire to make the present conform to his dream of a past love. So clear and gorgeous is his vision, that its realization can’t compete with the ideal.




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Neuroscientists are fascinated with the elusive permanence of memory. An ALS researcher is exploring how memory traces reside in specific brain cells and is looking for research with brain imaging.

  • Engram OR “memory trace”
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» Complete PsycARTICLES Fact Sheet

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new in 2013
New in 2013
  • Archives of Scientific Psychology
  • The Psychologist-Manager Journal
  • Military Psychology
  • Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
  • Journal of Rural Mental Health
  • Journal of Threat Assessment and Management
coming in 2014
Coming in 2014
  • Decision
  • American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
  • Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Qualitative Psychology
  • Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

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“You can’t handle the truth!”
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A Few

Good Men

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  • “Military personnel”
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  • Discrimin* OR victim* Or harass*
  • Past 5 years
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APA Books

» Complete PsycBOOKS Fact Sheet

» APA Books E-Collection Fact Sheet

» Handbooks in Psychology

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PsycBOOKS Facts
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  • 922 APA books
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APA Books® E-Collection 2013
  • Scholarly and professional books published by APA 2012-2013
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  • 36 titles included, released as published
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APA Books® E-Collection 2013
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“You saying Andy\'s innocent? I mean *for real* innocent?”

An innocent man spends many years in prison for the supposed murder of his wife before making a seemingly miraculous escape. His belief in himself and his determination to live within prison on his own terms affects those around him.



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Many innocent people are convicted in our legal system in part due to the legal system’s assumption that people’s recollections are accurate. A legal librarian looking for information in the 2013 E-Collection might search:

  • “wrongful conviction” OR innocence
  • “eyewitness memory” OR “eyewitness identification”

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handbooks in psychology
Handbooks in Psychology
  • Core and emerging sub-fields in psychology
  • Currently 9 available
  • Electronic and print
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  • Let’s take a look!
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“Faith is a house with many rooms.”

An intensely spiritual young man who practices Hindu, Christianity, and Islam simultaneously is caught in a terrible storm at sea. He ends up on a life raft with several animals, where his faith helps him to survive and make sense of his ordeal.

Life of Pi

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A pastoral counselor conducts a search of the APA Handbooks on the question, does spirituality help one cope with life’s challenges?

  • Spirituality
  • Coping behavior

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» Complete PsycCRITIQUES Fact Sheet

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“Here\'s some advice. Stay alive. ”

In a dystopian future, children are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death. Reality television with a vengeance.


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» Complete PsycEXTRA Fact Sheet

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PsycEXTRA Updates
  • Added a Tests & Measures field, including DOIs linking to PsycTESTS
  • Restructured Grants & Sponsorships field to match display in PsycINFO
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  • Other enhancements and cleanup projects incorporated as well
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“I just want to be perfect.”

A talented dancer is picked for the lead role in a major production. Pushing her body to the limits for her art, she is ethereally slim, dieting and purging to the point of hallucination. Her image is constantly reflected in mirrors, strangers leer at her.

Black Swan


A RAND analyst is working on a nutrition policy study to find information about body image and eating disorders in young girls.

  • Body image
  • Eating disorders


» Complete PsycTESTS Fact Sheet

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From 2,500 in September 2011 to over 13,800 today!
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the prejudice surrounding aids exacts a social death which precedes the physical one
“the prejudice surrounding AIDS exacts a social death … which precedes the physical one” 

A lawyer contests his dismissal from his job. A gay man who has contracted AIDS, he believes his dismissal is the result of discrimination. During the trial, the defense repeatedly suggests that he brought the disease upon himself and is therefore not a victim.


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One of the most exciting events of 2012 was the announcement of a cured AIDS patient, which has now been confirmed in a number of other cases. A health policy analyst is researching how this may affect how those infected with HIV+ and AIDS experience stigma and looking for tests.

  • Stigma

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“I believe that there is a championship team of twenty-five people that we can afford, because everyone else in baseball undervalues them.”

An underfunded general manager bucks the collective but subjective “wisdom” of baseball insiders in favor of “sabermetrics,” the rigorous statistical analysis of players’ performance.


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Can human resource managers replicate the insights of sabermetrics in their own industry? To do so, they would rely on hard data such as from tests and structured interviews rather than soft data.

  • Human Resource Management
  • Personnel Evaluation
  • Methodololgy: Meta analysis, quantitative study, treatment outcome

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“This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.”

An arrogant and egocentric weatherman must relive the same day until he gets it “right.” After giving up on hedonism and suicide attempts, he instead focuses on gratitude, kindness, and love of learning as ways to live.




A management scholar at a corporate wellness center wants to find recent quantitative data on positive psychology and leadership.

  • Positive psychology
  • Leadership
  • Past 12 months
  • Combine with Grant search


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