New Titles Now Available in APA PsycBooks

New titles on social psychology and assessing trauma in children and adolescents are now available through your library as part of your institution’s APA PsycBooks subscription.

 

Acclaimed scholar Thomas Pettigrew’s compelling new release advocates for a robust contextual social psychology, maintaining that far more attention should be paid to the social context of various phenomena relevant in the world today. Also just released is the latest volume in APA’s Division 56 series Concise Guides on Trauma Care. This practical guide supports clinicians and other professionals working with children and adolescents exposed to trauma.

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Getting Started with APA PsycTests: Search Smarter, Not Harder!

APA PsycTests An unparalleled resource for psychological tests and measures

The final piece in our Getting Started with APA PsycTests series to help users become familiar with APA PsycTests®, this post provides tips for searching more precisely and finding test-related research. Check out the first two posts for more information: What is APA PsycTests, and How Can It Help Me? and FAQ’s – Using a Test You’ve Found.

Maybe this sounds familiar: You need to find a test for your research project, but last time it took longer than you thought it would to find something useful. You want to learn how to search more effectively so you can find what you need faster. This post will show you how! It covers:

  • Why and how to search APA PsycTests by itself;
  • Exploring fields and limiters for more precise search results; and
  • Using the source citation information in the database record to find related research about how the test has been used before
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The MyAPA Homepage

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the APA Publishing Training YouTube channel. Please feel free to link to or embed our videos in your library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

Our newest tutorial gives an overview of The MyAPA Homepage. 

In this video you’ll learn how to use your MyAPA homepage. We’ll explore how to retrieve resources such as databases, journals, and book chapters that are available to you through your subscriptions or purchases. We’ll also demonstrate how to set up alerts to be notified when new APA resources become available.

By the end of this video you will be able to:

  • Login to your MyAPA account
  • Update your APA profile
  • Access any databases, magazines, journals, pdfs, or book chapters that are available to you
  • Set up a journal, book, database, news, newsletter, or research alert.

Finding Tests in APA PsycTests: Using the Ovid Platform

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the APA Publishing Training YouTube channel. Please feel free to link to or embed our videos in your library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

In this short video you’ll learn how to find psychological tests and measures from the APA PsycTests database using the Ovid platform. We’ll also discuss getting permission to use a test and how to find more information about a specific test.

By the end of this video, you should be able to:

  • Find tests or measures on a specific topic using APA PsycTests
  • Limit results in APA PsycTests to find full-text tests or measures
  • Explain the situations in which you need permission to use a test or measure and how to find results in APA PsycTests where permission is granted

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