PsycBOOKS and PsycEXTRA
Mar 18, 2005
The library has arranged trial subscriptions for two new online resources from the American
Psychological Association: PsycBOOKS and PsycEXTRA.
PsycBOOKS is a full-text database of books and chapters. An entire new world of
content--more than 10,000 individual chapters of both authored and edited scholarly and scientific
titles published by APA.The initial release in August 2004 features approximately 600 books: more
than 500 APA books with copyright dates from 1950–2003, including 100 out-of-print books; 75
classic books in psychology; and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 entries from
the APA/Oxford University Press
Encyclopedia of Psychology.
More information on PsycBOOKS.
PsycEXTRA, a companion to the PsycINFO database, provides coverage of material
written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Documents include
newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer
brochures, and more. PsycEXTRA is different from PsycINFO in its coverage, and also in its format,
because it includes abstracts and citations plus full text for a major portion of the records.
There is no coverage overlap with PsycINFO.
More information on PsycEXTRA.
To access PsycBOOKS and PsycEXTRA, go to
http://trial.epnet.com and log in using UserID:
s4122831 and password:
password. The trial lasts through April 14. To assist the library in determining
whether to obtain full subscriptions to these resources, please send your feedback to
Allison Sutton, Psychology and Social Work Librarian.