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Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
Psyc INFO Graduate School training 2013
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  • 1. PsycINFO – Graduate School2 May 2013Joost Daams, MAClinical librarian / medical information specialist
  • 2. Workshop PsycINFO, agendaBringing theory …• Context, content and perspective… into practice• perform a focused subject search• translate searches from/to other databases• set up alerts• manage bibliographic records• reporting your search strategy• exercise using your own query
  • 3. PsycINFO – ContentPsycARTICLESPsycFIRSTPsycSCANs> 80% journal articles3% books5% chapters12% dissertations{
  • 4. PsycINFO – perspectiveOverlap other relevant bibliographic databases:Journals in PsycINFO:• Embase – 26%Medline (Pubmed) – 27%Compared with Embase AND Medline 1402 unique journals in PsycINFO** Source:: http://www.ub.unimaas.nl/ub-fdgw/ubtest/co/m-p-e-coverage-overlap.htm, as of 03/11/ 2009Books in PsycINFO:• PsycBOOKS ≈ 5%Similar/otherwise relevant resources:• Psychiatry Online, PILOTS, ERIC, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, WHO-ICTRP …
  • 5. PsycINFO – Subject searchHands-on buttons training (1)Access PsycINFO outside AMC IP range:• Staff: https://sec.amc.nl / use AMC-account• Students medicine/MIK: https://amc-literatuur.nl / use UvAnet-ID• Outside AMC:http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&PAGE=main&NEWS=n&DBC=y&D=psyh / use UvAnet-IDDemo:What is the effect of EMDR therapy on PTSD patients?
  • 6. PsycINFO – Subject searchHands-on buttons training (2)Why consider employing thesaurus terms?• Captureacronyms, homonyms, hyponyms and synonymsMind you: NOT hypernyms! (why?)• Retrieve records containing- relevant terms you didn’t search for- topic(s) not otherwise covered in the record
  • 7. PsycINFO – Subject searchMaximizing relevance (‘precision’)Assignment 2.1Search for one answer to the following background question :How does the Child PTSD Symptom Scale perform regardingdiagnostic accuracy (in- and exclusion of PTSD in children ofmax. 18 y. old)?Maximize relevance by applying any (combination of) options below:• Rephrasing your question• Adding (additional) limits• Adding PICO elements to your search• Using narrower terms• Restricting to specific search fields
  • 8. PsycINFO – Subject searchMaximizing the number of relevant records (‘sensitivity’)Maximize the number of retrieved relevant records:• Extracting synonyms from relevant full records by screeningabstract (.ab) and title (.ti)• Searching all fields (.mp)• Omitting elements from your PICO• Using broader terms• Avoiding the use of limits
  • 9. PsycINFO – Subject searchMaximizing the number of relevant records (‘sensitivity’)[Optional expert level]• Analyse “Related Terms” and “Used For” in the APA thesaurus• Extract key concepts (.id) and classification codes (.cc) fromrelevant records by screening• If applicable: search .tm field
  • 10. PsycINFO – Subject searchFinding evidenceClinical queries:- http://www.ovid.com/site/products/ovidguide/haynes.htm(study filters)- http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/method-values.aspx(methodology field values)
  • 11. PsycINFO – Translate search to other database(s) (2)Failures trying to re-execute your search without adjustment,due to:• Other fieldcodes for the same fieldi.e.: journal word = .jx (Embase), .jw (PsycINFO)• Unique fieldcodes per databasei.e.: .id in PsycINFO• Multifieldcodes search different fieldsi.e.: .mp, .tw• Differences in thesauri
  • 12. PsycINFO – Translate search other database(s) (3)More on differences between thesauriExample: functional resonance imaging / fmriMedlinemagnetic resonance imaging [MeSH]Embase [Emtree]BT: nuclear magnetic resonance imagingfunctional magnetic resonance imagingPsycINFO [APA thesaurus]BT: magnetic resonance imagingfunctional magnetic resonance imagingBe aware of dismbiguation between terminology systemsExample: neuropsychology
  • 13. PsycINFO 1806 to Present (OVIDSP), search date 3 May 2012:1. pregnancy complication*.ab,id,ti.2. abortion*.ab,id,ti.3. miscarriage*.ab,id,ti.4. embryo loss.ab,id,ti.5. (pregnan* adj3 diabet*).ab,id,ti.6. (hypertension adj3 pregnan*).ab,id,ti.7. (high blood pressure adj3 pregnan*).ab,id,ti.8. eclampsia.ab,id,ti.9. hellp syndrome.ab,id,ti.10. pre-eclampsia.ab,id,ti.11. preeclampsia.ab,id,ti.12. morning sickness.ab,id,ti.13. hyperemesis gravidarum.ab,id,ti.14. (pelvic floor adj3 pregnan*).ab,id,ti.15. polyhydramnios.ab,id,ti.16. amniotic fluid embolism.ab,id,ti.17. puerperal infection.ab,id,ti.18. (trophoblastic neoplasm* or trophoblastic tumor?).ab,id,ti.19. Ectopic pregnan*.ab,id,ti.20. tubal pregnan*.ab,id,ti.21. prolonged pregnan*.ab,id,ti.22. premature birth/ or spontaneous abortion/23. or/1-22 [complicaties tijdens de zwangerschap]24. exp Occupational Stress/25. (job adj2 strain).ab,id,ti.26. (job adj2 stress).ab,id,ti.27. burnout.ab,id,ti.28. (occupation* adj2 strain).ab,id,ti.29. (occupation* adj2 stress).ab,id,ti.30. or/24-29 [werkstress specifiek]31. 23 and 3032. exp Stress/33. 30 or 32 [werkstress breed]34. 23 and 3335. (pregnancy or pregnant or birth or stillbirth or born or stillborn or birth weight or infant mortality or fetal death or fetal resorption).ab,id,sh,ti.36. 23 or 35 [zwangerschapsuitkomsten breed]37. 33 and 3638. ((systematic adj3 literature) or (systematic review* or meta-analy* or metaanaly* or "research synthesis") or ((information or data) adj3 synthesis) or (dataadj2 extract*)).ti,ab,id. or ((review adj5 (rational or evidence)).ti,ab,id. and "Literature Review".md.) or (cinahl or (cochrane adj3 trial*) or embase or medline orpsyclit or (psycinfo not "psycinfo database") or pubmed or scopus or "sociological abstracts" or "web of science").ab. or ("systematic review" or "metaanalysis").md. [niet gevalideerd filter van University of Texas]39. 37 and 38PsycINFO – Reporting your search strategy

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