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  • “physical illness” is actually “physical disorders”
  • In the first example, the search will retrieve everything on "eating disorders" as well as references to the terms "women" and "self-esteem", and everything on "media".In the second example, we have used the parentheses to control our query to only find articles about eating disorders or women that reference self-esteem or media.
  • PscyhInfo

    1. 1. Finding Articles Using PsychINFO<br />Jeff Dickens<br />Electronic Resources Librarian<br />Mitchell College<br />
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    3. 3. Text boxes (“data wells”) are where you type your search terms.<br />The Search Screen<br />Field drop-down menus allow you to limit the fields of the article record in which to search for your terms.<br />Boolean drop-down menus allow you to search according to the relationship between terms (and, or, not). <br />
    4. 4. The Search Result Screen and the Article Record<br />
    5. 5. Searching for articles using PsychINFO<br />Subject Terms (using PsychINFO thesaurus) <br />Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT, and grouping)<br /> Demo search on PsychINFO<br />Search Limiters (limit by date, type of article, etc.)<br />Using Help (search syntax)<br />MyEBSCO (creating a profile to save articles and searches)<br />
    6. 6. Thinking About the Research Paper Topic<br /><ul><li>Do females and males communicate differently?
    7. 7. Is ADHD a “real” disorder?
    8. 8. Can stress influence recovery from a physical illness?
    9. 9. Do violent video games lead to violent behavior?
    10. 10. Is homosexuality biologically based?
    11. 11. Can a teacher’s attitude influence student success?</li></li></ul><li>Subject Searching (“Controlled Vocabulary”)<br />
    12. 12. Subject Searching (“Controlled Vocabulary”)<br />
    13. 13. Subject Searching (“Controlled Vocabulary”)<br />Use Thesaurus to find<br />the “authorized” subject terms.<br />
    14. 14. Suggested subject terms can be added to your search query right from the search result screen.<br />
    15. 15. Subject Searching (“Controlled Vocabulary”)<br />Subject terms identify <br />what the article is about.<br />
    16. 16. Boolean Operators <br />
    17. 17. Boolean Operators: “and” and “or.” <br />
    18. 18. Boolean Operators: the “not” operator.<br />
    19. 19. Boolean Operators: Grouping<br />
    20. 20. Thinking About the Research Paper Topic<br /><ul><li>Do females and males communicate differently?
    21. 21. Is ADHD a “real” disorder?
    22. 22. Can stress influence recovery from a physical illness?
    23. 23. Do violent video games lead to violent behavior?
    24. 24. Is homosexuality biologically based?
    25. 25. Can a teacher’s attitude influence student success?</li></ul>Mitchell College Website<br />

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