Wednesday, December 17, 2008

IQs Corner Recent Literature of Interest and Reference Database explained

Members of the CHC listserv receive a weekly FYI notes (from the blogmaster) indicating that "IQs Corner Recent Literature of Interest" (for that week) has been posted at IQ's Corner Blog (click here to see recent example) With some degree of regularity I'm often asked why the posted reference lists are not just focused on intelligence and intelligence testing topics. Below is an explanation as well as a description of the resources that makes this weekly update possible.

The Institute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP) originally started the IAP Reference Database. This reference manager database is a weekly updated computerized database of literature selected because of its relevance to the activities and interests of yours truly, the Director of IAP and the Research Director of WMF. These activities and interests extend well beyond intelligence and testing. All social and behavioral sciences journals listed in each weeks installment of Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences are searched on a weekly basis. Selected references are imported into the system. A deliberately wide search net is cast.

These activities has been occurring since 1994. The Reference Database is managed using Procite software The current database (12-17-08) includes over 34,000 records. The references in the Reference Database can be searched via select terms, keywords, authors, journal, and many combinations of search term.

If you want to receive the weekly literature updates you will need to join the CHC listserv.

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