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PscyINFO Training 2014

Trainings geared for PsycINFO searchers of all levels of proficiency.   The sessions may be taken separately.  To register for these free sessions go to   The series features three 30-min sessions.  See box below for more information about each. 

  • Basic Search,
  • Advanced Search,
  • Results Management.


More Information about PscyINFO Training

Basic Search

Do you find research daunting? Is searching the behavioral science literature a new adventure for you? Do you normally search Google or Google Scholar? Do you guess what keywords you should use?

 Then this session is for you. Learn time-saving tips to get the best results quickly and easily by using search tools demonstrated by the trainers at APA’s PsycINFO team. In this session you will learn how to use controlled language, fields and limits, proximity and truncation searching, and cited reference searching. This 30-minute session will show you how to find what you’re looking for efficiently on a variety of platforms.

 Advanced Search

 Once you’ve mastered the basics of searching, then it’s time to get creative with how you use the research databases!  Wondering where you might find grant money? Trying to find tests and finding it a chore? Thinking it might be useful to learn how to use classification codes and find prepublication articles?

 Then this session is for you. This 30-minute session will explore some of the added value features in PsycINFO on a variety of platforms. Bring your own search scenarios!

  Results Management

 Have you ever wished that you could automate your research?  Imagined receiving weekly updates with new  results based on your earlier searches?  Have you ever wanted to add notes to your saved records to help yourself with later documentation and research?  Do you wish you could easily export an APA Style reference list? 

 Then this session is for you. We can teach you how to do all of that and more. In this 30-minute session,  you’ll learn how manage your search results, including saving individual records, saving searches, customizing email alerts, sharing results with colleagues, adding tags and notes, creating folders, and exporting your results!

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