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American Psychological Association (APA΄s Gray Literature Databases Coverage Agreement)
American Psychological Association (APA΄s Gray Literature Databases Coverage Agreement)
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The American Psychological Association suite of research databases includes PsycEXTRA, which serves as a finding aid and archive for locating the gray literature of the behavioral and social sciences. Gray literature encompasses materials produced in government, academic, and business sectors, but is not published in traditional outlets such as books or journals. It includes such materials as conference papers, posters, and abstracts; working papers; technical reports; white papers; monographs; along with other policy statements, annual reports, curricula, and more.

 

These kinds of documents are not generally indexed in the standard bibliographic databases such as PsycINFO and the challenge for many researchers and practitioners is identifying and acquiring them. For organizations, the challenge is often disseminating these documents to a wider audience and archiving them for preservation.

 

PsycEXTRA is intended to address these needs for both researchers and organizations. We would very much like the opportunity to discuss the possibility of including programs, abstracts, and/or presentations from past and future Association of Psychology and Psychiatry for Adults and Children conferences. We find program books and abstracts books for conferences back to 2006 on your website and we are very interested in including these in the database. The APA will digitize suitable print materials that you might have in storage, at no cost to you, for inclusion in the database. There are no fees for participating in the database and archiving your material in PsycEXTRA does not restrict you from using the material in any other way, eg, publishing on your own website.

 

The database delivers a complete bibliographic record and full-text pdfs of included material, plus a link back to the source of publication. You’ll find more detailed information about PsycEXTRA and its coverage on our website: http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycextra/ . You’ll also find a list of participating content owners here: http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycextra/content-providers/index.aspx . The database is distributed worldwide, along with the other APA research databases, in academic, medical, and government markets, and is made available to the APA membership as part of the APA PsycNET Gold and Platinum subscription options.

 

Participation in the database enhances awareness of your meeting in the broader scientific community. Other benefits of participation include:

·         Attracting new attendees, presenters, sponsors, and advertisers

·         Making presentations more easily citable and available to an international audience

·         Creating awareness for the mission of your organization. 

·         Archiving your meeting information and content for greater impact for years to com