The 2001 edition of the CD-ROM is published as part of the International Journal of Psychology and distributed automatically to all libraries subscribing to the Journal. It is also available for separate purchase as a free-standing reference tool.
The CD-ROM is an update of the previous edition which was published in 2000. A major new feature is the inclusion of the abstracts of the XXVII International Congress of Psychology (Stockholm 2000), which appear in addition to those of the XXVI ICP (Montreal 1996). There are also significant updates to the Directory of Major Research Institutes and Departments of Psychology (including postal, electronic and internet addresses); the history, state of psychology and national society contact information; the Directory of International Psychological Organizations; the coded Bibliography of published psychology papers; the International Ethics Codes; as well as updates to the important material related to the International Union of Psychological Science, including its members, statutes and publications. All the remaining features from the previous edition will also appear on Edition 2001.
The resource tools are held as separable, searchable files using proprietary integrated software. Links allow the user to search from country in one resource file to research institute in a second file to a congress author in a third. The Union's new, updated electronic resource guide will make information about psychological science and its worldwide context more readily available and will be especially helpful to those seeking international collaborations or wishing to trace the development of psychology in a country or region.