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PsycINFO, et al. TRIALS

Currently we subscribe to PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and PsycTESTS directly from the American Psychological Association. However, other vendors provide different interfaces. Are they easier and clearer to use?

Which vendor presents PsycINFO in the best possible way: Ebsco, ProQuest, or APA?

I love PsycINFO. It’s definitely a librarian’s database! It targets searches, letting you find exactly what you want. It has a fantastic thesaurus to help you choose the best words to use, limits by age group, methodology, and topic area. Let’s see if the other interfaces highlight these great tools better than APA does.

ProQuest’s PsycINFO

  • To get full text or search in PsycTESTS, click on the Change Databases link at the topof the page, scroll down to where PsycINFO is and click on the boxes next to PsycArticles, PsycBooks, and PsycTests.

ProQuest's Change Databases is at the top of the page

Ebsco’s PsycINFO

  • To get full text or search in PsycTESTS, click on the Choose Databases right above the search boxes, scroll down to where PsycINFO is and click on the boxes next to PsycArticles, PsycBooks, and PsycTests.

Choose Databases is located about the search boxes

The trial is open until October 31, 2017. Let Merrie Davidson know which interface you like the best!

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