Search Help and Training Center

Whether you're a novice or an expert searcher, you'll find a variety of tools in our Search Help and Training Center to help you get the most out of APA Databases.


Database Documentation

Search Guides

Our system-specific guides focus on providing you with just-in-time help on basic system navigation, command searching and search syntax for all record fields.

Topic Guides

Our Topic Guides provide sample searches and a selection of Index Terms for a variety of topics found in the PsycINFO database.

Webinar Training

We offer training for librarians, administrators, students and faculty, and individual subscribers. Led by PsycINFO® Training Specialists, these free webinars on the various vendor platforms are an ideal way to learn more about PsycINFO.

Tutorials on APA Databases

These online tutorials present sample searches, demonstrations, and how-to's on APA databases.


APA Databases
These brief podcasts provide summaries of recent research added to APA's family of databases.



APA PsycNET® Tips
These quick, informative tips focus on the many features of APA PsycNET and the APA databases available on this platform.

PsycINFO News

Our free bimonthly newsletter. Browse through the latest articles online or request your free print subscription.

Presentation Archive

We provide an archive of presentations given at meetings and exhibits over the last year. All files are in PowerPoint format.

Digital Signage

Browse a library of signs and select any you find useful for your digital signage board.

Searching Specific Systems

APA PsycNET Search Lessons

Visit the Databases Vendor Directory for information about APA Databases vendors and their search systems. Here is a list of available vendors: