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ALA Midwinter 2016 Lunch & Learn


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This presentation provided details on an update to the PsycINFO thesaurus, information about the newest APA Handbooks and Journals, and enhancements to the APA PsycNET platform. Live searches, touching on topics including Author Affiliation and finding reviews in PsycINFO, were performed on APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest.

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This session was originally presented at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits on January 11, 2016.

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ALA Midwinter 2016 Lunch & Learn

  1. 1. ALA Midwinter Lunch & Learn Alison K. Cody, MSLIS, and Michael Miyazaki January 11, 2016
  2. 2. • What’s New With APA Publications? • APA PsycNET Update • Tips from the Pros: Using Author Affiliation to Improve Your Search • Introducing the Newest Member of the APA Style Family • How We Can Help: Support Resources from APA • Q & A Session Overview
  3. 3. What’s New With APA Publications
  4. 4. The people using APA publications* Students… …from Freshman to ABD for research in the behavioral sciences Teaching faculty and instructors… …for a wide range of instructional materials Researchers… …for research and publishing resources Clinicians… …for information on the latest developments in the field * With your help!
  5. 5. Trusted research from preeminent scholars and scientists in a collection of leading scientific journals informing research and scholarship across the behavioral sciences. PsycARTICLES New titles announced for 2016
  6. 6. • Highlights in Psychological Research -- Additional teaching tools include Article Spotlights and Particularly Exciting Experiments in Psychology (PEEPS) • American Psychologist – new editor, Anne Kazak, and increased focus on empirical research • Archives of Scientific Psychology APA Journals
  7. 7. Comprehensive access to current and retrospective scholarly books • PsycBOOKS – now including APA Handbooks & all current titles. No embargo! • APA Books E-Collections • APA Handbooks in Psychology • APA Style Products APA Books 300 APA titles now available via Yankee Books/EBSCO and EBRARY
  8. 8. Reference books provide a one-stop shop for both overviews and in- depth analysis of a variety of sub- fields within psychology. New Handbooks New Handbook titles
  9. 9. Learn the practice of psychotherapy in action with this unique database of psychotherapy videos. • New ! PsycTHERAPY Teaching Guide • Expanding with 35 new videos in March 2016 PsycTHERAPY
  10. 10. A one-of-a-kind repository of professionally indexed psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments. • The database keeps growing! • 32,750 test records • 20,783 records with a portion of the test • Tests include 9-item Social Media Engagement Scale; a Self-Righteousness Measure that can be used for resolving work or personal conflicts PsycTESTS
  11. 11. Provides meaningful analysis and insights to take the guesswork out of selecting suitable psychology related books, films, and videos for instruction. • Individual reviews written by skilled experts in their field • Collection development tool PsycCRITIQUES Recently reviewed films include: • Interstellar • Into the Woods • Lucy • Paddington • Selma • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  12. 12. The most comprehensive abstract database of peer-reviewed psychology literature available today. • Thesaurus update • Milestone announcement PsycINFO
  13. 13. Thesaurus Update New Index Terms for APA Databases
  14. 14. • 227 Index Terms (Subject Headings) • 173 Use references • 340 new scope notes for terms already existing in the Thesaurus • 3 index term status changes • Majority of terms mapped back – more than 250,000 records Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms Many of the new concepts in this update represent an attempt to bring our vocabulary in line with the recent publication of the DSM-V
  15. 15. • New Index Terms Include • Common Core • Driver Distraction • Groupthink • Irony • Microaggression • Same Sex Couples • Tanning • Work-Life Balance Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms • New Use References Include • Academic Burnout – Use Academic Stress • Compulsive Hoarding – Use Hoarding Disorder • Cooking – Use Food Preparation • Ethical Shopping – Use Consumer Ethics • Punding – Use Stereotyped Behavior • Right of Asylum – Use Asylum Seeking • Texting – Use Text Messaging
  16. 16. Live Search Demo The PsycINFO Thesaurus on EBSCOhost
  17. 17. Finding Reviews Find a review of an item in PsycINFO
  18. 18. • Cover-to-cover: includes journal articles and non-article content • All article • Mixed Journal Coverage in PsycINFO
  19. 19. Live Search Demo Searching for reviews via ProQuest
  20. 20. 4 Million Records! PsycINFO continues to grow
  21. 21. • The 4 millionth record was included in the December 7, 2015 weekly update. 4 Million Records
  22. 22. • Launched in 1967 • 1995: 1 million • 2004 (9 years later): 2 million • 2010 (6 years later): 3 million • 2015 (5 years later): 4 million The Growth of PsycINFO
  23. 23. 209,894 Porsches sold worldwide by November 2015 Average person loses 200,000 hairs in 5.5 years 200,000 tons of Gouda saved per year with special wrapping 290,894 Trips on Capital Bikeshare in October 200,000 jars of Nutella sold worldwide each week
  24. 24. What’s New With APA PsycNET New platform features that enrich the search experience!
  25. 25. • Generates a .ris file for the user to import • Helpful when users aren’t on their own computer & can’t access or install the Zotero plugin Export to Zotero
  26. 26. • Change interface language for field options and navigation • Available now: Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish Interface Languages
  27. 27. • Term Finder, Index Terms, and search results are still in English Interface Languages
  28. 28. • Float highly cited material to the top of your search results • Quickly identify important – or controversial – research • Also available for saved items in your My PsycNET account Sort Results by Times Cited
  29. 29. Keep in mind: • Newer items haven’t been cited much yet • Only counts citations from items in APA PsycNET Sort Results by Times Cited
  30. 30. Live Search Demo Sort Results by Times Cited on APA PsycNET
  31. 31. Tips from the Pros: Using Author Affiliation to Improve Your Search Author Identifiers and Author Affiliation
  32. 32. • Unique identifying numbers to track author’s contributions – helps to disambiguate • ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor ID • Several hundred records currently have this information – will grow over time Author Identifiers
  33. 33. • Institutional affiliation at time of publication • Uncontrolled! Author Affiliation
  34. 34. • See who’s collaborating • Learn what’s coming out of a particular institution • Start a conversation with students about evaluating the authority of the research by considering where the authors work Author Affiliation
  35. 35. Live Search Demo Searching for Author Affiliation in PsycINFO on Ovid
  36. 36. Introducing the Newest Member of the APA Style Family
  37. 37. Introducing APA Style® CENTRAL, a revolutionary new institutional learning, writing, research, and publishing solution for current and future generations of scholars. It features full integration of APA’s best selling and widely adopted Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.® What’s new with APA Style? For more information visit Sign up to beta test APA Style CENTRAL!
  38. 38. How Can We Help? Training Resources from APA
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  40. 40. • Supporting professional development for early- and mid-career librarians • Three $750 awards per year • Through March 31, apply for funding for conferences from May – August 2016. • Librarian Conference Travel Awards New!
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  42. 42. PsycINFO Quick Reference Guides
  43. 43. • Education, Child Development • Management, Marketing & Advertising • Nursing, Integrative Medicine, Neuroscience • Forensics, Law & Criminal Justice • …and more! Interdisciplinary Topic Guides
  44. 44. Video Tutorials OR
  45. 45. Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO Beyond Subject Searching in PsycINFO Basic Search Advanced Search Results Management Webinars One-hour sessions for Li brarians 30-minute sessions for students and faculty
  46. 46. • Record Structures & Field Guides • Coverage Lists • Getting Started with PsycTESTS handout • Classification Code Lists • Presentation Archive • PsycINFO Listserv (announcements only) • Digital Signage Additional Materials
  47. 47. • Alison K. Cody, MSLIS • Michael Miyazaki Questions? APA Databases & Electronic Resources Customer Relations 800-374-2722 | 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 Thank You!