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One month trial of PsycEXTRA, a grey literature database

March 16, 2016 - 9:47am by Andy Hickner

The Library has a one month trial to PsycEXTRA, a grey literature database.

PsycEXTRA, produced by the American Psychological Association, is the premier resource for gray literature relating to behavioral sciences, ethics, health, psychology, and social sciences. It proactively uncovers and presents new developments and research in these disciplines and allows behavioral science researchers to go beyond traditional peer-reviewed materials and locate research before it appears in published journals and books. When combined with conventional research materials, this database allows users to gain vital insight across these disciplines.

Document types in this database include hard to find materials such as amicus briefs; bibliographies; blogs; brochures; clinical trials; conference materials; consumer brochures; curricula; data; directories; dissertations; fact sheets; government reports; grants; guidelines; interviews; legal testimony; legislation; magazines and periodicals; monographs; multimedia; newsletters; newspapers; oral histories; patents; patient-oriented fact sheets and brochures; policy statements; press releases; reports; speeches; standards; technical and annual reports; testimonies; theses; and web articles.

This database includes international materials from countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, as well as organizations such as academic and research institutions; foundations; the military; national, state and regional psychological associations; federal and state agencies; and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Health Organization.

Updated biweekly, this database includes records for items published from 1825 to the present, none of which overlap with PsycINFO.

Users can browse this database by topic, year, author, document type, or content owner; can search it by content owner, keywords, author names; and publication titles; or can use the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms to navigate their way through the database.

We ask users to explore this resource and to send any feedback to your departmental or personal librarian. The trial runs through April 13.