PsycINFO Advanced Training session

The American Psychological Association is pleased to invite you to attend a training webinar with us this fall semester. In response to your requests, we are debuting a new series of training sessions for PsycTESTS, which are scheduled to take place immediately following one of our Advanced PsycINFO sessions. You can access the schedules (or subscribe to an RSS feed for updates!) from our webinar landing page:

http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/webinars.aspx

The 1-hour PsycINFO Advanced Training session reviews the structure of APA Database records, covering the elements of the bibliographic citation, controlled vocabulary and indexing, and value-added fields, such as author affiliation, grant/sponsorship, and tests and measures. Live search examples will demonstrate using the online thesaurus, classification codes, natural language or keywords, and fields and limits. The session will also cover the training and support options available for all of APA’s databases. Sessions are scheduled for each of the major vendor platforms: APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and OvidSP.

The half-hour PsycTESTS for Librarians session will show you how the database is constructed, take a look at its unique fields and limits, and demonstrate search techniques. Sample searches will highlight techniques for identifying tests that meet a variety of parameters. The PsycTESTS sessions are also offered for each of the major vendor platforms that currently offer the database: APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, and OvidSP. For your convenience, our PsycTESTS webinars are scheduled to take place immediately following a session of our Advanced PsycINFO Training for Librarians. You are welcome to attend both sessions, or just join us for the PsycTESTS portion.

Both of these sessions are ideal for subject specialists, reference librarians, and instructors who provide support for the behavioral sciences.

Access the webinar training schedule at

http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/webinars.aspx and click on the session you would like to attend to register. (If you have problems with the link, please cut-and-paste the URL into your browser.)

Please e-mail any questions or comments to psycinfowebinars@apa.org with “Advanced Training” in the subject line.

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