Monday, October 8, 2012

Extended Trial Access to Two Major Databases from the American Psychological Association

The Cheng Library is pleased to announce that EBSCO has made possible extended trial access to two major databases from the American Psychological Association. The trials are to run from October 2012 through the end of June 2013.

PsycCRITIQUES is a database of full-text book reviews featuring current scholarly and professional books in psychology. It also publishes reviews from a psychological perspective of popular films and trade books. PsycCRITIQUES includes approximately 40,000 reviews dating back to 1956 and is indexed with controlled vocabulary from the American Psychological Association's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

PsycEXTRA is a bibliographic and full-text companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database. The document types included in PsycEXTRA consist of technical, annual and government reports, conference papers, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, consumer brochures and more. This database complements PsycINFO and the other APA databases with extensive coverage of gray literature relating to psychology and the behavioral sciences; it contains around 200,000 records that are not indexed in any other APA database. Furthermore, content from the Archives of the History of American Psychology collection is expected to increase the number of records substantially. PsycEXTRA is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

If you have questions or would like more information about PsycCRITIQUES or PsycEXTRA, please contact Richard Kearney (kearneyr at wpunj dot edu, or 973-720-2165).

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