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  • 1. Chambers Library Psychology of Adult Education Tonya L Holt Reference & Instruction Librarian
  • 2. Library Resources
    • (Find Articles) Databases
      • Search for articles in periodicals (journals, magazines and newspapers)
    • (Find Books) UCO Catalog
      • Search for materials located in our library (books, DVD’s, government publications, etc.)
  • 3. Databases
    • Search for articles in periodicals
    • Paid subscriptions not available on the internet
    • Accessible on and off campus
  • 4. Remote Access Login Screen : Appears when you click on a database off campus Jane Student’s UCOnnect ID is jstudent Jane’s birth date is June 17 th , 1987. Her default PIN is 061787 . Asterisks (*) will appear when you type your PIN
  • 5. PsychInfo Find Articles (Databases) > Database by Subject > Psychology
    • Covers psychology, mental health and related topics
    • Articles, citations for books, book chapters, dissertations and technical reports
    • One of many EBSCOhost databases
  • 6. Effective Searching
    • Have a topic in mind
      • How does exercise affect mental health in women?
    • Think of keywords to describe your topic
      • Exercise
      • mental health
      • Women – females
    • Combine keywords for best results
  • 7. Boolean Operators
    • Combine keywords using and to narrow your search
      • Exercise and mental health and women
      • Exercise and mental health and females
    • Combine synonyms using or to broaden your search
      • Women or females
  • 8. Nested Searches
    • Combine strategies and nest terms in parentheses to get specific results
      • Exercise and mental health and
      • ( women or females )
    • Utilize thesaurus and subject headings for additional synonyms
  • 9. Truncation
    • Truncate keywords with an asterisk * for alternate endings
    Exercis* -e -es -ing -ed Femal* -e -es Wom*n -women -woman
  • 10. Ulrich’s Periodical Directory Find Articles (Databases) > Ulrich’s
    • Publishing information on serials
    • Does not have articles
    • Check for type of publication
    • Type in journal name not article name
      • Journal
        • Academic/Scholarly
        • Trade
      • Newsletters, magazines, proceedings, etc.
  • 11. Additional EBSCOhost Databases Find Articles (Databases) > Database by Subject > Psychology
    • SocIndex
      • Covers all subjects in the social sciences
    • Health Source: Nursing Edition
      • Articles from scholarly and popular journals in all areas of medicine, health care and allied health
    • CINAHL – (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)
      • Citations & abstracts to articles in scholarly nursing and allied health journals
    • Possible to search all 4 databases at the same time
  • 12. UCO Library Catalog
    • Does NOT search for articles
    • Searches for materials located in this library (books, government documents, periodicals, DVD’s, CD’s, etc.)