At the beginning of each school year, the publishers of PsycInfo offer online training classes to students. Click here for a list of training for both new students and students looking for more advanced searching tips. You can also access the PsycInfo Youtube channel for videos of different search questions. These are short to-the-point videos averaging about 3 minutes. Check them out and remember, as always, you can contact a librarian at any time for help.
APA has added 6 new journals to the PsycInfo database. They are all available in full-text. Of particular interest are these three:
|Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology publishes papers in all areas of sport, exercise, and performance psychology for applied scientists and practitioners.
|Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice
Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice is a scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed papers representing the science and practice of family psychology.
|Psychology of Popular Media Culture
Psychology of Popular Media Culture is a scholarly journal dedicated to publishing empirical research and papers on how popular culture and general media influence individual, group, and system behavior.
To see the issue content, go to EBSCO in Search our Databases, (PsycInfo is the default database), type in the name of the journal in the search box and in the "Select a Field (optional)" box highlight "SO Publication name." August was the first issue of the "Couple and Family Psychology" journal. For a description of all 6 journals, click here
The American Psychological Association is offering webinars on how to get the most out of APA databases. These webinars are designed to allow students to
• become familiar with the APA research databases and the EBSCO features • manage your results • create alerts • set up personal accounts • craft searches that make use of controlled vocabulary and natural language • use database fields and limits
Knowing how to use the APA databases on EBSCO can make your searches faster and more productive. The webinars for the EBSCOhost platform are on Wednesday, March 9 from 11 am-12pm PST and on Tuesday, April 12 from 10 am to 11 am PST. The webinars are online and can be viewed from your home or office.
If you think you're not a beginner anymore, there are advanced webinars being held on Thursday, March 10, from Noon - 2 pm PST, Friday, March 25, from Noon to 2 pm PST, and Tuesday, April 12 from 7 am-9 am PST (a little early for some, convenient for others).
Sign up on the APA website if you're interested in any of the webinars or for more information.
For those of you who need more visual help, PsycInfo has a channel on YouTube with short (2-4 minutes) tutorials that explain some of the more complicated features of PsycInfo. The tutorials explain how to find empirical or quantitative articles, how to use the index terms, how to find literature reviews, and much more. The library uses EBSCO so don't bother with the videos for CSA or Ovid SP.