Mobile Apps & Resources: Research Digest


To keep you updated on the go, our ‘app of the month’ highlights one free informational app every month!

Librarian reviewers consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:
  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily an app user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

Our complete grading criteria for evidence and usability are embedded in the review.

Please note that the reviewers are not healthcare professionals, and so cannot appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. The reviews are not endorsements.

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Research Digest

Research Digest

 Versions reviewed

 iOS version 1.5 (SW); Android version 1.5.392 (MM)

 Device & OS used

  Apple 13 iOS 15.6.1 (SW) ; Galaxy Tablet A7 1.0.13 (MM)

 Date of review

  August 25, 2022

  Shelley White (AHS), Mark Mueller (SHA)

 Technician Support 

  Melanie Belliveau

 Similar Library Apps    n/a

Image Source: Research Digest. Retrieved on August 26, 2022 from:

Stated Purpose  

“Since 2003, the British Psychological Society has been digesting new research in psychology.
We now digest at least one new journal article every weekday, aiming to demonstrate that psychological science is fascinating and useful while also casting a critical eye over its methods. Our Editor Christian Jarrett and Contributing Writer Alex Fradera are both qualified in psychology to PhD level and they read thoroughly all the peer-reviewed research they report on. We strive to write in a style that educates, entertains and generates interest, but without resorting to hype.” (3)




Image Source: Research Digest. Retrieved on August 26, 2022 from:



Psychologists and other healthcare and allied health professionals working in mental health.



Mental health Professionals and Social Workers

Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

  • Editorial Committee:
    • Names Provided:
      Dr. Christian Jarrett
      Editor, BPS, Research Digest
  • Contact information:
    • Not provided
  • Content Updates
    • Content is updated on an infrequent basis
  • Evidence Grading
    • There are no evidence grading systems or links to grading systems for the entries in this app.


Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

  • Source: the only thing that we could for all three articles say was the following:
    • Link to the original research article is posted at the end of each entry


  • Entry 1:
    • Name:
      Emma Young
      BPS Staff Writer
    • Contact Information:
      Author’s Twitter handle was posted at the end of the article.
  • Entry 2:
    • Name:
      Emily Reynolds
      BPS Staff Writer
    • Contact Information:
      No contact information provided
  • Entry 3:
    • Name:
      Emma Young
      BPS Staff Writer
    • Contact Information:
      Author’s Twitter handle was posted at the end of the article.


Organization of information

On the home page the main content is organized by five sections:

  • Latest (included in both versions)
  • Mental Health (included in Android version)
  • Brain (included in both versions)
  • Health (included in Android version)
  • Childhood (included in both versions)
  • Social (included in iOS version)
  • Personality (included in iOS version)
  • Cognition (included in iOS version)



The content is primarily menu-driven.



User Account required: No
Internet connection required for use: Yes
Text search field: Yes
Browsable content: Yes
Advertisements: No
Pop-up advertisements: No
In-app purchases: No


Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac

Requires: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch requires iOS 10.0 or later. Mac OS requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
Last updated (as per App store listing) : January 8, 2020


Compatible with: Android SmartPhone & Tablet

Requires: Android 4.4 and up.
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): January 7, 2020


33.8 MB (Apple); 4.28 MB (Android)

App Developer

British Psychological Society (BPS)


Country of Origin
United Kingdom



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