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    February 18th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Psychological Literature, Audiovisual Media, Intervention Programs and Tests from Authors in German-Speaking Countries ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. —February 18, 2010—EBSCO Publishing has added a new psychology resource from German-speaking countries. PSYNDEX: Literature and Audiovisual Media with PSYNDEX Tests™ (PSYNDEX), a comprehensive abstract database of psychological literature, audiovisual media, intervention programs, & tests from German-speaking countries is now available via EBSCOhost®, the most-used, premium electronic resource in libraries around the world.

    PSYNDEX provides two segments searchable in both German and English. The first segment, PSYNDEX Literature and Audiovisual Media, contains more than 215,000 literature records dating back to 1977, over 2,000 descriptions of audiovisual media, and descriptions of intervention programs. The second segment, PSYNDEX Tests offers extensive descriptions of more than 5,800 tests in use in German-speaking countries with some tests dating back as early as 1945.

    Subjects covered in the PSYNDEX include: Psychology, Medicine, Education, Sociology, Sport, Linguistics, Business Management and Criminology (relevant for psychology).

    English-speaking researchers benefit from the 60,000 records in PSYNDEX that are offered either in English or with an English abstract. Each record also includes English title translations, descriptors, classification categories while the literature and audiovisual media records include key concepts.

    PSYNDEX records are indexed with the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms published by the American Psychological Association. Users will also find that by accessing PSYNDEX via EBSCOhost it also includes a browsable and searchable thesaurus incorporating both the original English language terms and the German translations.

    PSYNDEX supports SmartLinking to other subscribed EBSCOhost databases, which allows users to easily follow an article citation in one database to the full text of that same article in another database. With this feature, PSYNDEX customers can easily link over to their other EBSCO psychology databases.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.

    EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than and other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    February 18th, 2010Badan BarmanLIS Seminars and Workshops
    Dates: 18-20 February 2010.
    Organized by: The PLANNER - 2010 (7th PLANNER in the series) will be organized by INFLIBNET in collaboration with Tezpur University.
    Receipt of full papers: November 30, 2009.
    Last date for Registration : January 31, 2010.