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Trial evaluations for PsycINFO vendor, PsycBooks and PsycEXTRA

Periodically, we review the software provider for some of the databases. This year, we are reviewing OVID for PsycINFO. We are also checking again on interest in PsycBOOKS and PsycEXTRA. We are comparing the OVID software to the PsycNET software.

If you would like to review PsycINFO, PsycBooks, or PsycEXTRA on PsycNET, please go to and click on the title of the database.

These are the questions:

1) Should we keep the PsycINFO subscription with OVID or move it to PsycNET? We are looking at software preference. Which software (OVID or PsycNET) is easier to use or meets your research needs better and why?

2) If there is money, do you think that the Psychology Library should subscribe to PsycBOOKS and/or PsycEXTRA? If you like both databases, rank order your choices. Which database, PsycBOOKS or PsycEXTRA, would be more important to subscribe to first?

Your input is important to us. Subscription renewal time is approaching. We must make a decision by May 1. Therefore, we need your input by April 14, 2008.

I look forward to your response.Send your comments to