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Changing access sites for psychology databases

For years, the library system has provided faculty, students, and staff access to Health and Psychosocial Instruments, Mental Measurements Yearbook, PsycINFO, and ERIC through OVID Technologies. The recent invoice from OVID Technologies showed steep price increases. Given our desire to provide our users with the most access to a variety of research and teaching resources within our budgetary constraints, we sought alternatives. With the changes that we are making, we are saving $6,000-$8,000 to spend on other materials.

Beginning July 1,

1) Health and Psychosocial Instruments and Mental Measurements Yearbook + Tests in Print will be available via EBSCOhost.

2) PsycINFO will be available via PsycNET (American Psychological Association interface).

3) ERIC will be available via EBSCOhost or CSA. You will have a choice of interface. There is access for no additional cost.

On July 1, links from library web pages will take you to the new access sites. If you have created bookmarks, it will be necessary for you to make your changes.

If you have set up an account and saved your searches or if you have created alerts through OVID, please print off your search strategies and enter them into the new interface on July 1 or later.

If you have any questions, please contact Dottie Persson, Head Librarian of the Psychology Library: (319)335-3080 or