PsycINFO Search Tips

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  • PsycINFO Search Tips

    1. 1. PsycINFO Search Tips <ul><li>Scroll through this slideshow to get tips to find scholarly articles in PsycINFO </li></ul><ul><li>Substitute your own search terms </li></ul><ul><li>Access at http://tinyurl.com/uconn-psycinfo </li></ul><ul><li>PsycINFO = search engine for psychology </li></ul>
    2. 2. Do a search for “working memory”
    3. 3. Study that screen (or your search results) and figure out … <ul><li>How many results did you get? </li></ul><ul><li>How are the results sorted? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where you would change that sort order? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can you limit results to just material published in the last 5 years? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you limit results to just articles? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: all articles in PsycINFO are scholarly ! </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. 1. Number of results: 10,490
    5. 5. 2. Results sorted by “Relevance”
    6. 6. 3. “Filter by Publication Date”
    7. 7. 4. Limit to just articles
    8. 8. How would you get the full-text of this article? <ul><li>Click on HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text </li></ul>
    9. 9. How would you get the full-text of this article? <ul><li>Click on the UConn Links button </li></ul>
    10. 10. UConn Links: Full-text Online <ul><li>Click on the Full-text online link </li></ul>
    11. 11. UConn Links: Full-text NOT Online <ul><li>See if we have the journal in print </li></ul><ul><li>If not, ask the library to get the article for you </li></ul><ul><li>Check Google – article might be free online </li></ul>
    12. 12. Find “More Like This:” 2 ways <ul><li>“ Subjects” are what an article is about , according to a person who’s read the article </li></ul><ul><li>Click on subjects that make sense to find related articles </li></ul>
    13. 13. Still Confused? <ul><li>ask Stephanie for help! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stephanie Willen Brown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian for psychology & communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM: CogSciLibrarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call: 860.486.4855 </li></ul></ul>

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