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For the first time, APA ebooks are available to libraries under Perpetual Archive, Demand-driven Acquisition, and Short-term Loan models

MOUNTAIN  VIEW, CA, November 13, 2014 – Libraries around the world can now acquire the essential Psychology and Behavioral and Social Sciences titles researchers need under flexible models that meet their budget requirements.

The American Psychological Association (APA), the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and the world’s largest association of psychologists, has joined forces with ProQuest ebook business ebrary to make more than 250 titles published since 2009 available electronically on the ebrary platform. For the first time, individual scholarly, professional, and reference titles, select APA LifeTools® trade titles, and other ebooks will be available to libraries for individual purchase under Perpetual Archive (PA), Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA), and Short-term Loans (STL) models. Libraries can purchase APA titles including the APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods and Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care, Second Edition, directly through ebrary or global distribution partners including YBP and Coutts.

“By teaming with ebrary to distribute electronic versions of APA’s scholarly, professional, and trade titles, APA is providing libraries with more flexible options for incorporating our titles into their collections” said APA Publisher Gary R. VandenBos, PhD.  “APA is continuing to seek out new partnerships to increase the accessibility of our content.”

“Psychology is one of the most popular majors among undergraduate students worldwide, and according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of psychologists is expected to increase approximately 12 percent through 2018*,” said Kari Paulson, vice-president and general manager, ProQuest Ebooks. “In light of these trends we anticipate a growing demand for authoritative, current ebooks to support psychology and related programs. We are excited to combine our expertise on flexible ebook models and research tools with quality Science and Psychology content from APA, the leading authority on these subjects.”

*U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014). Psychologists: Occupational Outlook Handbook. 
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About the American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and the world’s largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.

About ProQuest ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library

Encompassing pioneering companies ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library, ProQuest’s ebook businesses enable works from the world’s most authoritative publishers to be accessed electronically, online and offline, by libraries worldwide. With more than 24 years of combined experience partnering with libraries, publishers and researchers around the globe, ProQuest’s ebrary and EBL offer the industry’s most robust content selection and most innovative acquisition models. Only ProQuest provides libraries with so many choices to support their current workflow, optimize their budget and effectively serve end users. Generated via ebrary’s and EBL’s relationships with 600+ publishers, 500,000+ titles that serve the unique research needs of students, scholars, professionals and other information seekers are available through platforms renowned for flexibility. Libraries can customize their ebook collections to precisely fit their users’ needs. Demand-driven and Patron-driven Acquisition models enable libraries to catalog and display thousands of titles, purchasing only if patrons interact with the works.

About ProQuest (

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL® and Serials Solutions® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® Flow™ collaboration platform, the Pivot™ research development tool and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

13 November 2014

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