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ALA Annual 2018 - APA Lunch & Learn


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At the ALA Annual meeting last month, APA presented a Lunch & Learn training session covering a wide variety of updates to APA’s publishing program.

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ALA Annual 2018 - APA Lunch & Learn

  1. 1. American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn American Library Association Monday, June 25, 2018 New Orleans
  2. 2. Feedback & Follow Up
  3. 3. Today’s Session • APA Updates • APA Librarian Travel Awards • Magination Press® • Using PsycINFO® for Systematic Reviews • APA Style JARS • What’s New with APA Style CENTRAL® • Questions
  4. 4. News from APA
  5. 5. APA Handbooks in Psychology®
  6. 6.
  7. 7. • Supporting professional development for early- and mid-career librarians • Three $750 awards per calendar year • Apply by July 31 for funding for conferences from September – December 2018 • Learn more: Look Like An Expert Librarian Conference Travel Award
  8. 8. Look Like An Expert Award Recipients • Kaetrena Kendrick of the University of South Carolina Lancaster British Columbia Library Association (May 2018) • Aisha Conner-Gaten of Loyola Marymount University Public Library Association Annual Conference (March 2018) • Kelsey Cheshire of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Charleston Conference (November 2017)
  9. 9. About Magination® Press
  10. 10. •Help children deal with challenges and problems they face growing up •Help children 4-18 with a variety or problems •Written by mental health professionals or people who work closely with them and include a note to parents. •Not didactic –material presented lively often humorous way
  11. 11. Titles from Magination Press…
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  13. 13. APS Style® Journal Article Reporting Standards
  14. 14. APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards: What are they and what is their relevance? What is APA Style JARS? • standards for reporting quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research in psychology • originally published in 2009, updated in 2018 2018 APA Style JARS highlights: • reporting standards for qualitative and mixed-methods research in psychology, which represents a first for the field of psychology, APA, and APA Style • revised and expanded reporting standards for quantitative research
  15. 15. APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards: What are they and what is their relevance? What is the relevance of APA Style JARS? •Promote transparency in psychological science •Include guidelines on reporting replication studies •Increase opportunities for researcher funding and collaboration •Help to make reported research clearer and easier to evaluate
  16. 16. APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards: What are they and what is their relevance? APA Style JARS Resources APA has launched an APA Style JARS companion website that provides tools for students, authors, reviewers, and editors, including: • the latest news and frequently asked questions • user-friendly checklists to facilitate the reporting process • a brief, informative video • information on training and learning opportunities Visit the APA Style JARS site at for additional information and resources
  17. 17. Systematic Reviews in PsycINFO®
  18. 18. What is a Systematic Review? A review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review. (
  19. 19. Database Selection Why search more than one database? Relying exclusively on a MEDLINE search may retrieve a set of reports unrepresentative of all reports that would have been identified through a comprehensive search of several sources. Minimizing bias. IN: Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]
  20. 20. Interdisciplinary Content in PsycINFO
  21. 21. Isolate Types of Literature with the Document Type Field • Abstract Collection • Bibliography • Chapter • Clarification • Column / Opinion • Comment / Reply • Dissertation • Editorial • Encyclopedia Entry • Erratum / Correction • Interview • Journal Article • Letter • Obituary • Poetry • Publication Information • Reprint • Review-Book • Review-Media • Review-Other • Retraction
  22. 22. The Power of “Not” To retrieve only studies dealing with women, search “Female NOT Male”
  23. 23. Aligning MeSH & the APA Thesaurus I • Search the APA Thesaurus online
  24. 24. Aligning MeSH & the APA Thesaurus I • Unlike MeSH, you can’t search a whole tree, so one needs to Explode a term. • PsycINFO distinguishes thesaurus terms as Major or Minor in the record
  25. 25. Aligning MeSH & the APA Thesaurus II • Search for a MeSH term, then use the faceting to see common index terms for that set in PsycINFO. Note: Only records in PsycINFO that overlap with PubMed will come up in a MeSH terms search, so re-run the search for the PsycINFO thesaurus term.
  26. 26. Retractions Retractions are noted at the beginning of the PsycINFO abstract:
  27. 27. Save Your Searches
  28. 28. Reporting & Replicability Why librarians need to be involved…
  29. 29. Reporting & Replicability Date your searches – Thesaurus terms may change over time – Search fields may change
  30. 30. Reporting & Replicability Be clear about the platform and fields you are using: APA PsycNET EBSCohost OvidSP ProQuest Keywords Keywords Keyword Identifiers Author keywords x x x x Thesaurus terms x x x Title x x x Abstract x x Table of Contents x Tests & Measures x
  31. 31. Support for APA Databases
  32. 32. PsycINFO® Quick Reference Guides Look Like An Expert
  33. 33. Look Like An Expert
  34. 34. Look Like An Expert APA Databases Training Materials • Video Tutorials on YouTube • Webinars for Students & Faculty • Webinars for Librarians • Presentation Archive on Slideshare • PsycINFO Listserv (announcements only) • Record Structures & Field Guides • Coverage Lists • Getting Started with PsycTESTS • Classification Code Lists
  35. 35. Updates to APA Style CENTRAL®
  36. 36. APA Style CENTRAL® ǀ OVERVIEW
  37. 37. APA Style CENTRAL® ǀ DEVELOPMENT CONSIDERATIONS • User feedback is a primary resource • Three main themes:  Frequently requested by users  Needed for alignment with Publication Manual or to support other APA Style products  Allow for more flexible use of platform when APA Style is not required OVERVIEW
  38. 38. APA Style CENTRAL® ǀ SAVING QUOTATIONS IN REFERENCES AND CITING THEM IN PAPERS RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE Helps you: • Save quotations directly in references • Format and cite quotations in correct APA Style • Keep track of quotations
  39. 39. APA Style CENTRAL® ǀ CITING PERSONAL COMMUNICATION WRITING CENTER UPDATE • Prioritized based on frequent user requests • Helps you properly format personal communications (e.g. conversations, class lectures, and other nonretrievable sources). • You can access the feature by clicking the Personal Communication button in the editor menu, clicking the Insert menu and then “Cite Personal Communication,” or right-clicking and choosing “Cite Personal Communication”
  40. 40. APA Style CENTRAL® ǀ PAPER SETTINGS WRITING CENTER UPDATE • Modifications to margins, font style (font type, size, and color), line spacing, paper size, and more • Settings can be changed for the entire paper or for specific sections of a paper • Provides flexibility in formatting papers according to guidelines that vary from APA Style
  41. 41. APA Style CENTRAL® ǀ META-ANALYSIS TEMPLATE WRITING CENTER UPDATE • Helps you to meet the special meta-analysis formatting guidelines for references by denoting studies used for the meta- analysis and providing the APA Style note above the reference list • Sort by Asterisks to quickly view references designated for the meta- analysis
  42. 42. APA Style CENTRAL® ǀ RESOURCES • Webinars • Three recurring kinds: Overview; Teaching; Writing • Request custom training for your school • Presentations on SlideShare • Handouts • YouTube tutorials • APA Style CENTRAL Email List RESOURCES /support/index.aspx
  43. 43. APA Style CENTRAL® ǀ Thank you for attending! Questions? APA Style CENTRAL Customer Engagement