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What’s New From APA. Alison K. Cody, MSLIS Michael Miyazaki PsycINFO Training Specialists Lunch & Learn ALA Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA, June 25, 2012. A Little Housekeeping. Please sign in so we have an accurate headcount . . .

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what s new from apa

What’s New From APA

Alison K. Cody, MSLISMichael Miyazaki

PsycINFO Training Specialists

Lunch & LearnALA Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA, June 25, 2012


A Little Housekeeping

  • Please sign in so we have an accurate headcount . . .
  • . . . and complete an evaluation (even if you have to leave early)

Today’s Session

  • Database Overviews & Updates
    • 2012 PsycINFO Update
    • APA PsycNET Platform Enhancements
  • Search Examples
  • Training and Support Materials
  • Questions
apa databases

APA Databases

Overview and Updates on APA databases

what do they have in common
What Do They Have In Common?
  • Authoritative
  • Comprehensive
  • Interdisciplinary


» Complete PsycINFO Fact Sheet

psycinfo by the numbers
PsycINFO by the Numbers
  • Nearly 3.3 million records indexed & abstracted
  • 2,501 journals covered
  • More than 56 million cited references
    • Cited references available for 1.3 million PsycINFO records
49 titles added in 2011
49 Titles Added in 2011
  • Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
  • Advances in School Mental Health Promotion
  • Psychology of Language and Communication
  • Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
  • Psychological Injury and Law
  • Forum for Social Economics

…and more

2012 psycinfo update
2012 PsycINFO Update
  • Tests & Measures field includes DOIs to link to PsycTESTS records
  • New field for PubMed IDs
    • Will be added going forward
  • Grant & Sponsorship Field Updates
    • New display & subfields
  • New Methodology Value
    • Scientific Simulation
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2012 PsycINFO Update
  • Delivered to vendors on April 23
  • Currently live on all major platforms
2012 thesaurus update
2012 Thesaurus Update
  • 125 new preferred & non-preferred terms
  • New Term: Intellectual Development Disorder
    • Replaces all Mental Retardation terminology
    • Related term: Intellectual Development Disorder (Attitudes Toward)
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2012 Thesaurus Update
  • Therapy-centric terms
    • Adventure Therapy
    • Empty Chair Technique
    • Hydrotherapy
  • Current technology
    • Cyberbullying
    • Mobile Devices
    • Social Media
  • Edema
  • Fusiform Gyrus
  • Military Families
  • Posttraumatic Growth
  • Sociosexual Orientation
  • Swine Influenza
apa psycnet enhancements
APA PsycNET Enhancements
  • Now powered by MarkLogic
    • New content delivered 2 days sooner
    • Type Ahead
    • Spell Suggest
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APA PsycNET Enhancements
  • Boolean Capitalization
    • All caps!
  • New format for proximity search
    • “perceived” NEAR/1 “stress” NEAR/1 “scale”
  • New relevance ranking algorithm
  • For more details: http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/news/2012/03/marklogic.aspx
sample searches on apa psycnet
Sample Searches on APA PsycNET
  • Type Ahead
  • Spell Suggest
  • Tests & Measures DOI Linking
  • Grants & Sponsorships Fielding


» Complete PsycTESTS Fact Sheet

psyctests facts
PsycTESTS Facts
  • Have added several thousand tests since launch – now nearly 7,000 tests
  • Goal of 10,000 by the end of the year!
  • Approximately 70% of records contain the actual test or test items


» Complete PsycTHERAPY Fact Sheet

psyctherapy facts
  • More than 300 videos of therapy demonstrations
  • Updated biannually – first update was earlier this summer


» Complete PsycARTICLES Fact Sheet

psycarticles facts
  • 80 high-impact journals
  • More than 160,000 full-text articles
  • All peer-reviewed
  • APA-published journals back to Volume 1, Issue 1
  • Historical content dating to the late 1800s
new in psycarticles in 2012
New in PsycARTICLES in 2012
  • Peace & Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
  • Law & Human Behavior
  • Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain


» Complete PsycEXTRA Fact Sheet

psycextra facts
PsycEXTRA Facts
  • Gray literature & emerging research
    • Government reports
    • Patient education materials
  • Authoritative Sources
    • Academic & research institutions
    • Government agencies
  • 255,000+ records
    • Over 80% full text
new in psycextra in 2012
New in PsycEXTRA in 2012
  • Almost 70 new content providers!
    • World Bank (July 1)
    • Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology
    • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention @ US Department of Justice
    • Office of Research Integrity @ US Department of Health & Human Services
apa books

APA Books

» Complete PsycBOOKS Fact Sheet

» APA Books E-Collection Fact Sheet

» Handbooks in Psychology

  • More than 3,300 scholarly books and nearly 59,000 full-text chapters
  • 2,400 classic resources
  • 800+ APA books
  • 100 out-of-print books (1950-2002)
apa books e collection 2012
APA Books® E-Collection 2012
  • Scholarly and professional books published by APA 2011-2012
  • No embargo
  • Available on APA PsycNET
  • 34 titles included, released as published
handbooks in psychology series
Handbooks in Psychology Series
  • Core and emerging sub-fields in psychology
    • APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology
    • APA Educational Psychology Handbook
  • New in 2012:
    • APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook
    • APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology
searching apa databases

Searching APA Databases

Search Examples on the Major Vendor Platforms

sample search on ebscohost
Sample Search on EBSCOhost
  • A faculty member has noticed that grant numbers are now listed in PsycINFO. She wants to know if she can search PsycINFO by grant numbers, and if so how! She’s got a particular record she wants you to start from.
sample search on proquest
Sample Search on ProQuest
  • A marketing student doing research for her final paper came across a New Yorker article about Muzak while searching online. She is interested in finding some scholarly articles about how music affects shoppers.

Owen, D. (2006, April 10). The Soundtrack of Your Life. The New Yorker. Retrieved from http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/04/10/060410fa_fact?

sample search on apa psycnet
Sample Search on APA PsycNET
  • A therapist is interested in the “narrative therapy” approach. In addition to seeing an example in use and reading about it, the therapist wonders how you explain what you are doing to your client.
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Sample Search on APA PsycNET
  • While reading a recent article in the journal Neuropsychology, a researcher comes on a reference to the Trail Making Test and would like to know more about it and how it’s been used.





Major articles

written about the test

Every article referencing the test

Link to the full texts of tests

“Appended” tests in articles

sample search on ovidsp
Sample Search on OvidSP
  • A student is looking for systematic reviews of drug treatments for migraines.
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Training and Support Materials

APA Databases and Electronic Products Training Institute

Librarians Resource Center

Database Training Webinars

Video Tutorials


PsycINFO News

apa databases and electronic products training adept institute
APA Databases and Electronic Products Training (ADEPT) Institute
  • Look for our logo on training and support materials developed by the Customer Relations team.
  • Materials include training presentations, online tutorials, database documentation, search guides, help menus, and podcasts.
librarian s resource center
Librarian’s Resource Center




video tutorials
Video Tutorials

Subscribe to the YouTube Channel or to an individual vendor playlist:

APA grants permission for librarians and educators to link these tutorials to their library web sites, LibGuides, course management software, and other resources intended to assist students and researchers.

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Video Tutorials

The videos are also available on the APA site.



APA Databases: PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA, and PsycCRITIQUES

Audio podcasts that provide summaries of recent research added to these databases. Available on iTunes and the APA website

APA PsycNET Tips

Video podcasts that provide quick tips on the features of APA PsycNET and the APA databases available on this platform.

Available on iTunes, YouTube, and the APA website

other apa resources
Other APA Resources


additional support
Additional Support

Share this page:http://apadatabases.acrobat.com/psycinfo-customer-support/

Search Help and Training Center

  • Tutorials
  • Presentation ArchiveWebinar Training SchedulesSearch GuidesApplication GuidesThesaurus of Psychological Index TermsDatabase Record Field Guide




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Thank You!

Please contact the PsycINFOCustomer Relations Team

PsycINFO/American Psychological Association

750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

800-374-2722 | psycinfo@apa.org

Alison K. Cody, MSLIS | acody@apa.orgMichael Miyazaki | mmiyazaki@apa.org