The Libraries are currently trialing two APA databases -- PsycBOOKS and PsycTESTS (again). Below you will find information about both resources. Please send comments/questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contains thousands of book chapters in PDF—along with centuries of classic and historical works—published by APA and other distinguished publishers. PsycBOOKS also includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection, as well as thousands of classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology. PsycBOOKS is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®.
Updated monthly, this repository for ready-to-use tests and measures from the APA features instruments that are relevant to psychology and related fields, such as psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work and more. International in scope, this resource provides access to thousands of actual test instruments, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research. PsycTESTS is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of interest to a variety of fields, and while focused on contemporary instances of test use, has coverage that spans more than a century. PsycTESTS includes tests that were originally developed for research and were not made commercially available, a growing selection of multilingual test instruments, and information about select tests that are available from commercial test publishers.
"A cadre of researchers, digital library and computer scientists are creating a web-based video library to encourage widespread data sharing in the behavioral sciences where video is commonly used but rarely shared.
"Databrary, the largest open-source video-data sharing project of its kind, will let researchers store and openly share videos and related information about their studies,according to the organization. Researchers and clinicians can use Databrary to browse, download and re-analyze video data."
The Washington University Libraries are giving away three cash prizes to winners of Access Granted Video Shorts Contest who create a video using freely available online and free for others to use (and, if desired, reuse) —or Open Access – as a way to celebrate Open Access Week in October, 21 - 25.
There are three categories of videos: Scholarly Video (like a Ted Talk), Original Performance or Video mashup. The concept of the video is your choice, but it must be well presented. One cash prize will be awarded for the best video from each category and winning videos will be added to Open Scholarship, a repository service of Washington University in St. Louis Libraries to provide free access to the scholarly output of the university. Any current Washington University in St. Louis undergraduate and graduate students may participate.
In response to graduate student and faculty requests for further training on specific topics, Washington University Libraries is offering a series of free one-hour workshops this fall designed for more advanced researchers.
The wide range of focused sessions all have in common the intersection of scholarly research and technology, providing practical help with key tools, research trends, and issues. Registration is recommended for each of the upcoming workshops listed below, with further details (and spring session dates) at http://wulibraries.doattend.com.
"We hope to continually add more workshops each academic year to support graduate student research needs," says Cynthia Hudson, digital data outreach librarian. "We actually have a number of additional topics that we were not able to include this first year but hope to offer soon."
Students and faculty are also welcome to suggest future workshops. Send ideas to email@example.com.
Digital Management Best Practices (2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24) Learn how to properly manage and organize research data for optimal adherence to federal requirements and general best practices.
Introduction to WordPress (2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15) WordPress has become the go-to method for creating websites with little knowledge of design or HTML. Learn how to create a basic site.
Researching the Literature Review (1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17) Learn and practice strategies for thorough searches in appropriate sources as well as techniques such as controlled vocabulary and filtering results.
Introduction to XML (2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29) The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is not a language itself, but rather a meta-language. Learn the basic rules of XML and the philosophy behind it.
ArcGIS for STEM Disciplines (1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21) Communicating data’s message outside of one’s respective field of science, technology, engineering, or math can be difficult. Learn to incorporate GIS (geographic information systems) for data analysis and visualization.
Celebrate Geography Awareness Week at Washington University from Nov. 12 to 16 by discoveringhow Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can help you organize, analyze, and present spatial information.
The Washington University GIS Coordinator’s Office is sponsoring the following information sessions (see image below for session locations) in collaboration with the University Libraries to highlight resources available to the campus community:
Map Your Data NOW! (Monday 12 noon; Wednesday 9 a.m.; Friday 10 a.m.) This hands-on session will teach you how to use Google Earth and ArcGIS Online to create informative maps. Participants will learn how to create printed and digital output.
Accessing GIS Data (Monday 3 p.m.; Friday 2 p.m.) Learn how to obtain data from the university, community, state and national clearinghouses, and other online resources.
Starting from Scratch - Data Creation and Editing (Tuesday 10 a.m.; Friday 11 a.m.) Learn how to create your own data and edit existing features.
Python & GIS (Tuesday 11 a.m.; Friday 1 p.m.) Would you like to use simple scripts to automate and streamline your geoprocessing? This session will introduce some of the ways you can incorporate Python into ArcGIS.
Field to Finish - LIDAR Data Collection and Processing Demonstration (Tuesday 1 p.m.) LIDAR datasets are becoming more commonplace and provide a very detailed data source for geospatial applications. Come see how terrestrial LIDAR data is collected and processed.
Research 101 (Wednesday 1:30 p.m.) This installment of Research 101 will present on conducting research using GIS.
GIS 101 (Wednesday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) An overview session of how GIS is being used by students and faculty on campus.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, is Visualization Day! (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Visit the Fossett Lab for Virtual Exploration (aka the CAVE), LIDAR demonstrations, and more.
Sessions run one hour except where otherwise noted above. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and follow WUSTL GIS on twitter at https://twitter.com/WUSTLGIS for updates.
The NSF-funded program atches students with mentors at ICPSR, and supports exploration of a research question from start to finish -- including literature searches, data analyses, and creation of conference ready posters summarizing students' research findings.
Need help getting connected to wireless or printing from a laptop while working in Olin Library? Student Technology Services (STS) provides such services at their help desk in Gregg Hall on the South 40, but during the month of November, they are bringing these services to Olin on a trial basis.
For help connecting to wireless or printing from a laptop, questions about GO WUSTL e-mail accounts, or assistance with Blackboard, look for the STS student technicians on Olin Level 1, at the table just inside the main entrance. The pilot project starts Monday, Nov. 5,and ends Thursday, Nov. 29.
The STS Help Desk will be staffed during the following periods*:
Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 p.m. to midnight
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.
*During Thanksgiving week, the desk will be staffed only on Monday, Nov. 19.
The pilot STS Help Desk in Olin is a collaboration between STS and WU Libraries. The results of the pilot will help with decisions about future STS services in Olin. To learn more about STS services, visit http://sts.wustl.edu/get-help.
In honor of Open Access week, consider taking part in one of these Libraries supported events:
A half-hour workshop titled “Don’t Sign
Your Rights Away: Author’s Rights” will be held at 12:15 Monday, Oct. 22,
in the library at the Brown School of Social Work. Social work librarian Lori
Siegel will suggest ways to retain rights in order to freely use one’s work for
scholarly, professional, and teaching activities.
Monday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m., is a 90-minute webcast, “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice,
Progress, and Pitfalls,” which will be shown at Olin Library (Arc
Presentation Room, Level A). The webcast will feature a panel discussion
co-sponsored by SPARC and the World Bank. (The webcast will also be freely available
through World Bank's Live Portal.
A second webcast to consider, available at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, through
Harvard site is “How to Make Your
Research Open Access (Whether You’re at Harvard or Not)”. Open Access
advocates Peter Suber and Stuart Shieber will headline the session, answering
questions and recommending concrete steps for making one’s work openly accessible.
A presentation on “Electronic Theses
& Dissertations and Open Access” will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in
Olin Library (Arc Presentation Room, Level A). Andrew Rouner, director of the
digital library, and subject librarian Brian Vetruba will give an overview of
the process for submitting an electronic thesis or dissertation at Washington
University. They will discuss factors to consider when deciding on open access
or restricted access for such work. Preregistration
is requested but not required.
Closing out the week’s events will be Cathy C. Sarli, scholarly communications
specialist at Becker Medical Library, who will give a “NIH Public Access Policy Overview” in Olin Library at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 (Arc Presentation Room, Level A). This policy requires that NIH-funded
investigators and scholars submit the final, peer-reviewed manuscript version
of journal articles generated by NIH funding to PMC. Preregistration
is requested for this session.