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The 2004 edition of the CD-ROM is published as part of the International Journal of Psychology and is automatically distributed to all journal subscribers on an annual basis. It is also available to users for separate purchase as a free-standingMoreThe 2004 edition of the CD-ROM is published as part of the International Journal of Psychology and is automatically distributed to all journal subscribers on an annual basis. It is also available to users for separate purchase as a free-standing reference tool, and the 2004 individual purchase price remains significantly reduced from editions previous to 2003.The CD-ROM was first published in 2000, and is an annually updated and expanded electronic collection of information resources on international psychology. New additions for 2004 include the addition of the 2002 Singapore International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) to the existing ICAPindex database. The database now holds scholarly program information from the last 6 ICAPs. The ICAPs are organized by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and held quadrennially. Two major new additions to the CD-ROM are full text of the Proceedings of the XXV International Congress of Psychology held in Brussels, 1992 (originally published in print in 1994) and the full text of the History of the International Union of Psychological Science (originally published in print in 2000).Other new material includes the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Reports which were originally published between 1992 and 1998 in the American Psychological Society Observer, and report on research made to target 6 areas of concern in the worldwide community: ageing, literacy, productivity, substance abuse, health, and violence. The HCI Reports reflect the view that human potential is a basic resource and that understanding the human mind and behaviour is crucial to maximizing human potential.Substantial updates have been made to: the National Survey, a database of the history and state of psychology nationally and containing national society contact information (including postal, electronic, and internet addresses)- the newly titled Directory of Major Institutions for Psychological Research and Training- Division 52 of the APAs International Psychology Information Clearinghouse- material related to the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), including its statutes and publications. See the Contents list below for features which remain from previous editions, many of which have been modified and updated for the 2004 edition of the CD-ROM.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 IUPsySs 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.