Free online training for APA databases

January 28th, 2010 by Sarah Laleman Ward

I just received notice from the American Psychological Association (APA) that they are offering free online webinar training for their databases. If you conduct research in any area of psychology and want to learn more about using the APA databases (PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES) this is a great opportunity. They are offering two sessions on using the EBSCO Host platform, which is how Hunter students and faculty have access: February 25 and March 10.

Because the classes are online, all you have to do is have Internet access at the time of the training session. Here’s the link to the information/registration page. From the website:

Introductory Student Training

Introductory Student Training is a 50-minute session designed for students, faculty, or library staff unfamiliar with APA databases or who are accessing APA databases on a platform that is new to them.
Learning Objectives

* become familiar with the APA research databases and the platform features
* manage your results
* create alerts
* set up personal accounts
* craft searches that make use of controlled vocabulary and natural language
* use database fields and limits

If you take some time to learn how to use these resources now, you will save yourself countless headaches down the road. And remember, you can always ask a librarian for help!

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