Recent Enhancements to PsycBOOKS

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PsycBOOKS®, available to UMass Lowell users through an Ebsco online subscription, is the most current and only comprehensive resource for full-text scholarly and professional books and book chapters published by the American Psychological Association—from the newest titles and reference sources, to the classics in psychology.

Here’s what’s new:

Embargo Removed! Explore the latest APA books
The 12-month waiting period on newly published APA scholarly and professional books has been eliminated, allowing for immediate access to chapters from new titles as they are released — including 33 new 2014 titles.
NEW! Access to the APA Handbooks in Psychology® reference series
PsycBOOKS now includes every chapter from all volumes in the APA Handbooks in Psychology Series (12 titles and growing), covering a wide array of disciplines.

PsycBOOKS: An extensive database of scholarly and professional book titles

APA Books® E-Collections – E-Collection 2014 Now Available: 
Select titles from 2001 to 2014, grouped into collections by copyright year

APA Handbooks in Psychology

  • APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook
  • APA Educational Psychology Handbook
  • APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis
  • APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology
  • NEW! APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality
  • APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology
  • APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology

American Psychological Association PsycTESTS trial

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The American Psychological Association (APA) is providing UMass Libraries trial access to it’s new database PsycTESTS for one month from November 18 to December 18, 2011.

PsycTESTS is an electronic database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. The database serves as a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a source of structured information about tests of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.

Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes a wide variety of test types: achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. These include previously unpublished measures, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located, and information about published tests available from commercial publishers. All records in PsycTESTS are indexed and include fields for validity and reliability data (when available), test purpose, construct, format, number of items, and more.

Access to this trial is available through the Library’s Trials and New Resources web page.

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