The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced that it will license content contained in the former e-psyche database from EBSCO, the new owner of the content. Most of the content licensed will be used in APA's new gray literature database PsycEXTRA, which APA plans to launch in early 2004. EBSCSO bought e-psyche from its originators in October 2003. EBSCO hopes to use pieces of the database in a variety of products. Under the terms of the sale, e-psyche, which now includes approximately 112,000 records, ceased to exist as a database as of December 31, 2003.
PsycEXTRA, scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2004, will cover a full range of gray literature. Documents will include research reports not submitted to scholarly journals, convention papers and abstracts, policy papers, newsletters, magazines, popular books consumer brochures, curricula, fact sheets, and other similar materials. In addition to the e-psyche content, APA will license some newspaper, magazine, and book content from EBSCO. Initially, PsycEXTRA will be available on a site license basis only from APA and EBSCO.