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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!

Database Highlights & Trials, News & Events

APA Style Central Trial

APA Style Central

Using the APA Style Publication Manual, but have tons of questions about headings, in-text citations, writing style, references or where to publish your brilliant work? Here’s the all-in answer for you. We’re trialing APA Style Central!

Including:

videos

student assignments

tests

templates

guides

journal information

and links into the APA Publication Guide.

Please play around in APA Style Central. Tutorials help you find support for your teaching and publishing, as well as for your students’ writing.

Do you think this will be helpful to you for publication purposes? Or for our students to help them in writing papers and in understanding APA Style?

Let Merrie Davidson know if you have any questions or comments.

Trial ends 11/2/2016

Database Highlights & Trials

Education Research Complete from Ebsco

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ERIC, the major education database, published by the US government,  has decided to limit its indexing and full-text to scholarly journals and reports.  This means they will no longer include trade journals, newsletters or magazines that include articles that simply describe the authors’ experiences in classrooms or are news items (Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education.) We are considering adding Education Research Complete to make up for those losses. Do you feel this additional resource will be useful in your classes or for your students? (We will NOT stop our subscription to ERIC. This would serve to enhance, not replace, ERIC.)

Please contact Merrie Davidson with your comments.