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End-of-Term Prep Tips: APA Basics & Common Mistakes

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Come to an open APA Style workshop on Tuesday, April 22, from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Griffin Room on the first floor of the Library.

We will cover APA basics and common mistakes. Students can also bring projects they are working on for assistance with citing properly.

For more information, contact the subject librarian for psychology, Kimberley Bugg.

 


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Check out our trial subscription to Psychotherapy Streaming Videos

Check out our trial of Psychotherapy.net.

During the trial we have access to hundreds of videos related to therapies and much more.

To access use the following url: http://psychotherapy.net/stream/villanova

and use the following username and password:

username: villanova
password: V5ZBsBkc

Searching tips:

When you access the database, all content is searchable by keyword, expert, therapeutic issue, etc.

Here are a few recommendations:

Motivational Interviewing Step by Step (4-video series ) with Cathy Cole, LCSW
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Marsha Linehan, PhD
Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action with Sue Johnson, EdD
Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy with Peter Levine, PhD
ACT in Action (6-video series) with Stephen Hayes, PhD
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Otto Kernberg, MD
Clinical Interviewing: Intake, Assessment & Therapeutic Alliance with  John Sommers-Flanagan and Rita Sommers-Flanagan

If you would like to provide feedback regarding your experience with the trial, contact the Psychology liaison, Kimberley Bugg,  by email (kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu).


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Open Research Sessions for Psychology Students

If you are psychology student requiring assistance on developing a research topic, finding relevant journal articles, or organizing citations, a librarian is available to help you or your group with projects, assignments, term papers, etc. Stop by the library’s information desk on Sundays (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.), Mondays (4 p.m. – 5 p.m.), and ask for Kimberley or Kristyna. To get help at other times, you may also schedule an appointment with Kimberley (kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu) or Kristyna (Kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu).

For assistance with APA, come to an APA WORKSHOP on Oct. 7, 2013, or Dec. 9, 2013, in Room 205 between 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

For assistance with writing, contact the Villanova Writing Center directly:http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/acsp/writingcenter.html


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Two New Services Expand Research-Support Hours

Starting this fall Falvey offers two new great services to help you when conducting research, working on assignments and/or trying to get information:

Text A Librarian—610-816-6222

Late Night Chat—Sunday – Wednesday, 9 p.m.– 11 p.m., get your questions answered by a real librarian from anywhere you have internet access. Simply go to the library’s homepage and open this box Ask a Librarian Live Chat to begin a conversation.

Kimberley Bugg is team leader for Information and Research Assistance and Service Development.


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What’s to Become of Academic Journals?

Journals and their future have become a hot topic in the academic world. Frequently read higher education publications like Higher Ed[1] and The Chronicle[2] regularly feature conversations about such topics as rising subscription costs, the Big Deals, and/or open access[3].

As a result, most people in academia are at least moderately aware that the future of journal publishing is up for discussion. Of course much of this situation has to do with the Internet and the greater accessibility it provides, but the other component of this shift is the rising cost of subscriptions.  In most cases, universities and colleges ranging from the Ivy Leagues to rural community colleges have found their endowments, operating budgets, and collection development budgets reduced since the last economic crisis; subtract for inflation and add the rising cost of journals and you will most likely end up with a negative number.

To date, we are pretty lucky here at Falvey Memorial Library; we have only had to make very modest collection development reductions. But if journal costs continue to increase at 4% or more, we will have to make some of the same tough choices about our collections that other institutions have made about theirs. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid these problems, and Falvey needs your assistance with making smart decisions about how our collection grows in the future.  Please take a moment to complete this brief survey (click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vujournals) about your journal preferences and attend one of the journal forums scheduled for this semester (October 15th & November 26th at 9:30 AM in Falvey Library, Holy Grounds Café).

Feel free to contact me, Kimberley Bugg, by phone (93073) or email (kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu) for questions and/or additional information.


[2] Selected Chronicle Articles:

Saying Costly Subscriptions ‘Cannot Be Sustained,’ Harvard Library Committee Urges Open Access

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/saying-costly-subscriptions-cannot-be-sustained-harvard-library-committee-urges-open-access/42589

Libraries Abandon Expensive ‘Big Deal’ Subscription Packages to Multiple Journals

http://chronicle.com/article/Libraries-Abandon-Expensive/128220/

Cornell U. Library Takes a Stand With Journal Vendors: Prices Will Be Made Public

http://chronicle.com/article/Cornell-U-Library-Takes-a/126852/

 

[3] Selected library journal articles:

The Business of Academic Publishing: A Strategic Analysis of the Academic Journal Publishing Industry and its Impact on the Future of Scholarly Publishing (http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v09n03/mcguigan_g01.html)

Why the Big Deal Continues to Persist (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03615260903206853)

 


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Database Trial: PsycTESTS

Students are constantly looking for tests and measures to use as in their research and this 30 day  trial to PsycTESTS offers more than 2,000 standardized and published tests at  http://psycnet.apa. Take a look! Tell me what you think!

PsycTESTS serves as a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures
as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests. A wide variety of test
types are included in PsycTESTS, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence
tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and so on.

The database includes
■ The full text of psychological tests and measures, as available
■ Full bibliographic records and descriptive summaries of tests in each record
■ Descriptive summaries of commercially available tests with links to the publisher
■ A special interactive segment with tests from the Archives of the History of
American Psychology, for which APA has not yet identified literature

PsycTESTS includes three kinds of tests:

  • Unpublished tests ( those developed by researchers for use in their work but not made commercially available)
  • Tests from the Archives of the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron. These tests may not be literature based.
  • Commercially available tests

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.


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Last Modified: September 6, 2012

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