Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Resources

We've got a few new products to announce: two new psychology databases and campus-wide access to newspaper.

Up first, we have the additions of PsycCRITIQUES and PsycEXTRA to our stable of behavior and social science databases. Both are companion databases to our larger PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO databases.

As per the vendor's website: "PsycCRITIQUES®, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), 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 APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®."

Film and popular culture classes might also find PsycCRITIQUES useful.

Next up, PsycEXTRA:

"PsycEXTRA®, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), 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 (AHAP) collection is expected to increase the number of records substantially. PsycEXTRA is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®."

The addition of gray literature and conference proceedings will be highly useful for all levels of psychology research.

Finally, we are adding an online campus-wide subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

From their website: "The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.

Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more."

We will continue our print subscription to The Chronicle.