APA Psyc Net

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APA Psyc Net

  1. 1. Roy BrownEducation and Research LibrarianTompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences,VCU Libraries
  2. 2. • PsycINFO®: database of scholarly literature in the psychological, social,behavioral, and health sciences. It covers journals, books, reviews, anddissertations.• PsycBOOKS: database of APA books, book chapters and classic books. It also containsentries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology and other reference works.• PsycCRITIQUES : database of book and film reviews.• PsycARTICLES : database that contains journals published by the APA and others in theareas of psychology, applied psychology, health, theory, research, social psychology andmore.• PsycEXTRA : database of gray literature from newsletters, magazines, reports, brochuresand other sources presented for a wide audience of professionals and researchers interestedin psychology and closely related fields. Much of the material in this particular database doesnot come from peer-reviewed journals.• PsycTESTS: A repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as arich source of structured information about the tests.• PsycTherapy: A database of streaming psychotherapy demonstration videos; users maycreate playlists, clips, search transcripts of videos, and more.
  3. 3. All of theavailabledatabasesSearchHistory:SearchBox:to the rightyou can limitthe search tospecificcitation fieldsDisplay Settings:Can adjust number ofresults per page andhow they are sorted.PublicationDateTerm Finder: place to accessthe controlled vocabulary of thedatabase
  4. 4. Where you cancombine terms withAND, OR, NOTClick Here inorder to seethe record fortheTerm Finder/ Index of Controlled Vocab.
  5. 5. Recent Searches/Search HistoryBooleanOperators:Used to combineTermsSelectterms bycheckingboxes
  6. 6. Results PageLimits/Waysto NarrowResultsTabs ShowResults by EachDatabasePublicationTypesGet it @ VCU &Way to seeAbstract andReferencesSearch History
  7. 7. Get in touch with Me…..Roy Brown, MLISEducation and Research LibrarianTompkins-McCaw Library, VCU Librariesrebrown2@vcu.edu / Ph. 804-828-1592If You Need Help……..

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