Webinar Training for Librarians

APA offers 1-hour Advanced PsycINFO® Training, 30-minute overview of PsycTESTS®, and 30-minute Introduction to PsycTHERAPY® webinars on the major vendor platforms.

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Starred dates indicate that a session of our PsycTESTS Training for Librarians webinar starts 15 minutes after the Advanced PsycINFO webinar.

 

Advanced PsycINFO Training Session Registration Date Time
Advanced PsycINFO Training on All Platforms Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1–2 p.m.
Advanced PsycINFO Training on All Platforms Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2–3 p.m.

 

PsycTESTS Training Session Registration Date Time
No sessions scheduled at this time. Please email PsycINFO Webinars to schedule a session.

 

PsycTHERAPY Session Registration Date Time
No sessions scheduled at this time. Please email PsycINFO Webinars to schedule a session.

 

Advanced PsycINFO Training for Librarians

This 1-hour Advanced Training session will detail coverage and selection practices, structure of database records, and annual reloads.

The 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.

Sample searches will demonstrate searching using the online thesaurus, classification codes, natural language or keywords, and fields and limits.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand PsycINFO content and structure
  • Become familiar with PsycINFO record structure and indexing practices
  • Use field values and limits effectively for bibliographic instruction
  • Keep on top of platform updates and search techniques
  • Develop shortcuts for use in instructional material

 

PsycTESTS Training for Librarians

Join us for an overview of PsycTESTS on the major vendor platforms. This half-hour overview will show you how the database is constructed, take a look at its unique fields and limits, and demonstrate search techniques.

For your convenience, our PsycTESTS webinars are scheduled to take place 15 minutes following a session of our Advanced PsycINFO Training for Librarians.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand PsycTESTS content and structure
  • Use field values and limits effectively for bibliographic instruction
  • Keep on top of platform updates and search techniques
  • Develop shortcuts for use in instructional material

 

Introduction to PsycTHERAPY

In this 30-minute overview of PsycTHERAPY, we'll introduce the database and explore its features. Most of the time will be spent in a live demonstration that will include how to create and use clips and playlists.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand PsycTHERAPY content and structure
  • Create clips and playlists
  • Develop shortcuts for use in instructional material

 

Audience

  • These sessions are ideal for subject specialists, reference librarians, and instructors who provide support for behavioral sciences students and faculty.

Please invite any members of your library staff or faculty who are interested in gaining in-depth information about PsycINFO or PsycTESTS content and structure, as well as how to build efficient search strategies to obtain scholarly literature and enhance their research process.

We also offer additional training sessions tailored to students and faculty.

 

Customized Webinar Training

If you are an institution with a current trial or subscription to any APA database or other electronic product and would like a customized webinar, please contact PsycINFO. One of our Training Specialists will work with you to schedule and develop a webinar that meets your needs.

 

Questions?

Please email any questions or comments to PsycINFO Webinars with "Webinar Training" in the subject line.