APA offers free 50-min webinars
to two groups of students: Introductory, for those who are new to
psychology and the behavioral sciences, and advanced, for upper level
undergraduates and newer graduate students who would like to dig more
deeply into the data. More information, a schedule, and registration are
available on our webpage at
Introductory Session: The introductory sessions will provide an overview
of APA’s academic databases, what is in a record, tips on searching and
results evaluation, and results management. Participants receive a take-
home quiz to help them master the material.
Advanced Session: The advanced sessions takes a closer look at how the
databases can be optimized for a search. Value-added fields such a
Methodology, Tests and Measures, and Grants and Sponsorship are
explored. We look at ways the data can be used to find research funding,
subject experts, and appropriate journals for manuscript submission. We
anticipate that some sessions will have student or faculty guest
presenters, who can speak from their experience to specific topics.
Read about the growth in the PsycTESTS database. Access PsycTESTS here.
Topic Guides are brief handouts designed to demonstrate how PsycINFO can be used to search for resources in a variety of topic areas. They contain three sample search scenarios, and a list of selected Index Terms.