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Spring 2012

PsycInfo Basics


•Use the Search Options in the boxes to Select one or more of the following:
Methodology (e.g. Empirical Study, Literature Review) , Age Group (e.g. Adolescence), Population (e.g. Male, Inpatient)



PsycInfo Field Searching

•Open the All Fields drop box on the right and select a Field such as Test and Measure to target specific information about an article.
•Another useful field:
References: see which sources an article used or search for articles that use a specific source you know

Sample Search
Eating habits (All Fields)
AND Stress (Test and Measure)

Search Field References to see articles that cite a specific author or work:
Niall Ferguson (References)

PsycInfo Thesaurus

Use the Thesaurus to determine Subject Words for your searches
•These Subjects have been established by the APA as the preferred terms to use when referring to a particular behaviour or disorder;
In everyday life we may talk about "Eating Habits"
•Type term "eating habits" into the Thesuarus and find the Subject term to use is: "Eating Behavior"
•Using this term in your search as Subject will focus your search on articles that are specifically tagged as focusing on "eating"