Webinar Training for Librarians

Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO: Coverage and Indexing is a one-hour webinar for librarians. The session includes live search demonstrations, and is offered for each of the major vendor platforms.

Thirty-minute overviews of PsycTESTS® and PsycTHERAPY® are scheduled by request. Our training specialists are also glad to create a customized session to meet your needs. Contact us to learn more and set up a session.

All times are Eastern Time.

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Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO Session Registration Date Time
Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO on All Platforms Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2–3 p.m.
Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO on EBSCOhost Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1–2 p.m.
Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO on OvidSP Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1–2 p.m.
Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO on ProQuest Tuesday, July 29, 2013 2–3 p.m.



These sessions are ideal for subject specialists, reference librarians, and instructors who provide support for behavioral sciences students and faculty.

Please invite any members of your library staff or faculty who are interested in gaining in-depth information about PsycINFO content and structure, as well as how to build efficient search strategies to obtain scholarly literature and enhance their research process.

We also offer additional training sessions tailored to students and faculty.


Behind the Scenes of PsycINFO: Coverage and Indexing

A new name for our Advanced PsycINFO for Librarians session! The content remains the same.

The session reviews the structure of APA Database records, covering the elements of the bibliographic citation, controlled vocabulary and indexing. Also reviews value-added fields, such as classification codes and tests and measures. Sample searches will demonstrate these fields, as well as the online thesaurus and keyword searching.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand PsycINFO content and structure
  • Become familiar with PsycINFO record structure and indexing practices
  • Use field values and limits effectively for bibliographic instruction
  • Keep on top of platform updates and search techniques
  • Develop shortcuts for use in instructional material


Going Beyond Subject Searching in PsycINFO

This session is currently in development. A full description and learning objectives will be released in July 2014, along with the session schedule.


Additional Webinar Training

Would you and your colleagues like a refresher on the APA databases you subscribe to? Are you currently trialing an APA electronic product? Do you want to attend one of our regular sessions, but need a different date and time? Please let us know! Our training specialists can work with you to develop and schedule a webinar to meet your needs.

We also offer special thirty-minute introductions to PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY, scheduled on-demand:

  • PsycTESTS: This overview will show you how the database is constructed, take a look at its unique fields and limits, and demonstrate search techniques.
  • PsycTHERAPY: In this session, we'll introduce the database and explore its features. Most of the time will be spent in a live demonstration that will include how to create and use clips and playlists.

Please contact us to learn more about scheduling a custom webinar. Let us know what databases or electronic products you'd like training on (or which of our regular sessions you'd like to schedule) and how you access them.

We offer training on all four of the major vendor platforms: APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, ProQuest and OvidSP.



Please email any questions or comments to PsycINFO Webinars with "Webinar Training" in the subject line.