Psychology Honours Year  Tutorial Gerrie Kow [email_address]
Objectives <ul><li>To show you how to: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the advanced features in PsycINFO to retrieve desired informa...
Table of Contents <ul><li>Library services for honors students </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Search Strategy...
E-forms <ul><li>Document Delivery Service (DDS) </li></ul><ul><li>3 a year </li></ul><ul><li>Request to Purchase Books </l...
Sources Information sources Journals Conf. Proc Theses News papers Statistical  data Sources Books
Evaluating Sources
Build Your Search: Identify keywords How does parenting style affect academic achievement in adolescents? <ul><li>Keywords...
Build Your Search: Boolean Operators AND : Both terms must appear OR :  One or other may appear Parenting styles Academic ...
Build Your Search: Truncation */$ <ul><li>Use  *  for variant forms of term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- child* = child, childr...
<ul><li>Use  ( )  for grouping words or phrases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- parenting and (style* or skill*)  </li></ul></ul><...
NUS Theses & Academic Exercises <ul><li>Search  LINC  by  keywords : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ph d </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Search  LINC , by call no,  BF21  200*   </li></ul><ul><li>(for 2000-) in  Theses Collection. </li></ul><ul><li>No...
Foreign Theses   <ul><li>ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database </li></ul><ul><li>Index to Theses with Abstracts Accepte...
ProQuest Dissertation & Theses  Search Theses <ul><li>ProQuest </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Provi...
P roQuest Dissertation & Theses  Search Theses Try: word recognition and reading Help
ProQuest Dissertation & Theses   Search Theses Full Text
Search Journal Articles <ul><li>Databases covered: </li></ul><ul><li>PsycINFO </li></ul><ul><li>Scopus </li></ul>Search Jo...
PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide http://www.ovid.com/site/pdf/osp/OvidSP_QRC_021108.pdf
PsycINFO <ul><li>American Psychological Association (APA) database  </li></ul><ul><li>Provides abstracts, citations & some...
PsycINFO: Search Tools Search Journal Articles Find out more about your keywords
PsycINFO: Search Tools Search Journal Articles <ul><li>Map Term :   Match your keywords to the official subject headings u...
<ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Use Boolean operators, *, () </li></ul><ul><li>Searches 5 important fields </li></ul><...
PsycINFO: Advanced Search How does parenting style affect academic  achievement in adolescents? parenting style/s skills a...
Advanced Search: Let’s try Search Journal Articles Corporal punishment: child abuse or needed discipline? <ul><li>Try: </l...
Advanced Search: Let’s try Search Journal Articles Corporal punishment: child abuse or needed discipline? corporal punishm...
PsycINFO: Advanced Search Keywords: parenting and (style* or skill*) and (adolescen* or teen*) and academic achievement ke...
PsycINFO: Advanced Search Additional Limits Search Journal Articles
PsycINFO: Advanced Search Results Display Full Text Check library for Full Text Search Journal Articles
<ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Search for 1 concept in any field/s you like.  </li></ul><ul><li>Browse indexes </li><...
Search Fields: Let’s Try   <ul><li>Tasks: </li></ul><ul><li>Search for “interpersonal attraction” in Key Concepts & Headin...
Search Mode 2: Search Fields   Browse indexes; search concepts in one or more fields Search Journal Articles Indexes
PsycINFO: Basic Search Enter keywords in natural language Basic Limits Search Journal Articles
Exporting Records Search Journal Articles What do you want to do with selections?
Search Mode 3: Multi-Field Search   <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Search for multiple concepts in different fields a...
Multi-Field Search: Let’s Try   <ul><li>Tasks: </li></ul><ul><li>“ word recognition” in  Subject Headings </li></ul><ul><l...
Search Mode 3: Multi-Field Search   Search Journal Articles Search for multiple concepts in different fields at the same t...
Search Tips for PsycINFO <ul><li>Basic Search   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural language search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D...
User Guide http://www.info.scopus.com/setup/promo/promo_material/docs/00000_Scopus_User_Guide_General_4WEB08.pdf Scopus
Scopus  <ul><li>Provides indexing, abstracting of and citation linking to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>peer reviewed & open acce...
Scopus: Basic Search Search Journal Articles Does exposure to media violence and pornography  produce aggression in viewer...
Scopus: Basic Search Search Journal Articles Keywords Search fields Select relevant subject areas
Scopus: Results Display Search Journal Articles Refine Results Limit to or Exclude Output results & other options
Scopus: Deciphering the Results Search Journal Articles View abstracts, references  & other info about this item  Check fo...
Scopus: Exporting Results Search Journal Articles Output options Direct export to EndNote
Scopus: Let’s Try Search Journal Articles Discuss the effects of gaming on the mental  health of youth. <ul><li>Try: </li>...
Scopus: Let’s Try Search Journal Articles Discuss the effects of gaming on the mental  health of youth. video gaming/compu...
Search Tips on Scopus <ul><li>Basic Search </li></ul><ul><li>Use Boolean operators, such as OR, AND, NOT, also multi-chara...
Finding Articles Made Easy! Search Journal Articles
InfoGate Search Journal Articles * One search across multiple databases
Summary: Finding Relevant Articles <ul><li>Start with PsycINFO </li></ul><ul><li>Use alternative keywords & Boolean operat...
Proxy Bookmarklet Use Library Proxy Bookmark to access Full-text   from GoogleScholar Handy Tips
What is a Proxy Bookmarklet? <ul><li>Inserts the  NUS library proxy  stem ( libproxy1.nus.edu.sg ) into the URL of the art...
How to install the Proxy Bookmarklet in my browser?  <ul><li>Click on the link below and follow the instructions:   </li><...
Subject Guides <ul><li>Good starting point for research </li></ul>Handy Tips
Need Help? <ul><li>Advisory Service at Information Desk, Central Library, Level 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Email me:  [email_addr...
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Psychology Honours Year Tutorial 2009

  1. 1. Psychology Honours Year Tutorial Gerrie Kow [email_address]
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To show you how to: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the advanced features in PsycINFO to retrieve desired information. </li></ul><ul><li>Search other databases for Psychology related information. </li></ul><ul><li>Access library services useful for honors students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Table of Contents <ul><li>Library services for honors students </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Search Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Search for Theses </li></ul><ul><li>Search Journal Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Handy Tips </li></ul>
  4. 4. E-forms <ul><li>Document Delivery Service (DDS) </li></ul><ul><li>3 a year </li></ul><ul><li>Request to Purchase Books </li></ul>Library services for honors students Advisory <ul><li>One to one information finding sessions </li></ul><ul><li>- Email or call for appointment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sources Information sources Journals Conf. Proc Theses News papers Statistical data Sources Books
  6. 6. Evaluating Sources
  7. 7. Build Your Search: Identify keywords How does parenting style affect academic achievement in adolescents? <ul><li>Keywords would be: </li></ul><ul><li>parenting styles/parenting skills/childrearing practices </li></ul><ul><li>academic achievement/outcomes/accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>/success/attainment </li></ul><ul><li>- adolescents/teens/teenagers/youth </li></ul>Search Strategy Note: Alternative keywords should be significant. More is NOT always better.
  8. 8. Build Your Search: Boolean Operators AND : Both terms must appear OR : One or other may appear Parenting styles Academic outcomes NOT : One term may appear but not the other Search Strategy Parenting styles Academic outcomes Parenting styles Academic outcomes
  9. 9. Build Your Search: Truncation */$ <ul><li>Use * for variant forms of term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- child* = child, children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>punish* = punish, punishes, punishment, punishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Different databases use different symbols e.g. $, ?, ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check database guides, Help menu... </li></ul></ul>Search Strategy What about “” ?
  10. 10. <ul><li>Use ( ) for grouping words or phrases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- parenting and (style* or skill*) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= parenting style/s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= parenting skill/s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- academic and (attainment or success) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= academic attainment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= academic success </li></ul></ul></ul>Build Your Search: Parentheses Search Strategy
  11. 11. NUS Theses & Academic Exercises <ul><li>Search LINC by keywords : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ph d </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>m soc sc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>academic exercise </li></ul></ul>Search Theses psychology national university singapore
  12. 12. <ul><li>Search LINC , by call no, BF21 200* </li></ul><ul><li>(for 2000-) in Theses Collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: HV13 (Pre 2005) </li></ul>NUS Theses & Academic Exercises Search Theses
  13. 13. Foreign Theses <ul><li>ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database </li></ul><ul><li>Index to Theses with Abstracts Accepted for Higher Degree by the Universities of Great Britain & Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Digital Theses Database </li></ul>Search Theses
  14. 14. ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Search Theses <ul><li>ProQuest </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Provides abstracts, citations & some full-text to Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly North American but some from Europe, Australia, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: 1861- present </li></ul>
  15. 15. P roQuest Dissertation & Theses Search Theses Try: word recognition and reading Help
  16. 16. ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Search Theses Full Text
  17. 17. Search Journal Articles <ul><li>Databases covered: </li></ul><ul><li>PsycINFO </li></ul><ul><li>Scopus </li></ul>Search Journal Articles
  18. 18. PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide http://www.ovid.com/site/pdf/osp/OvidSP_QRC_021108.pdf
  19. 19. PsycINFO <ul><li>American Psychological Association (APA) database </li></ul><ul><li>Provides abstracts, citations & some full-text to psychological literature. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access to book chapters, journal articles, conference reports, dissertations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: 1887-present. Mainly North American. </li></ul>Search Journal Articles
  20. 20. PsycINFO: Search Tools Search Journal Articles Find out more about your keywords
  21. 21. PsycINFO: Search Tools Search Journal Articles <ul><li>Map Term : Match your keywords to the official subject headings used in the database. </li></ul><ul><li>Try: Aggression </li></ul><ul><li>Thesaurus : See your search term displayed in a hierarchical manner (broader, related & narrower terms). </li></ul><ul><li>Try: Language disorders </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Use Boolean operators, *, () </li></ul><ul><li>Searches 5 important fields </li></ul><ul><li>* Title, Abstract, TOC, Key Concepts & Heading word* </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer, more specific results </li></ul>Search Mode 1: Advanced Search Journal Articles
  23. 23. PsycINFO: Advanced Search How does parenting style affect academic achievement in adolescents? parenting style/s skills academic achievement parenting and (style* or skill*) and (adolescen* or teen*) and academic achievement adolescent/s teen/s, etc. Search Journal Articles
  24. 24. Advanced Search: Let’s try Search Journal Articles Corporal punishment: child abuse or needed discipline? <ul><li>Try: </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword Search </li></ul><ul><li>Construct search statement using BOs, *, (), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Use additional limits </li></ul><ul><li>Get full text through library catalog </li></ul>
  25. 25. Advanced Search: Let’s try Search Journal Articles Corporal punishment: child abuse or needed discipline? corporal punishment, physical punishment discipline punishment and (corporal or physical) and (child* abuse or discipline) child abuse, children abuse
  26. 26. PsycINFO: Advanced Search Keywords: parenting and (style* or skill*) and (adolescen* or teen*) and academic achievement keywords Basic Limits Additional Limits Search Journal Articles
  27. 27. PsycINFO: Advanced Search Additional Limits Search Journal Articles
  28. 28. PsycINFO: Advanced Search Results Display Full Text Check library for Full Text Search Journal Articles
  29. 29. <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Search for 1 concept in any field/s you like. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse indexes </li></ul>Search Mode 2: Search Fields Search Journal Articles
  30. 30. Search Fields: Let’s Try <ul><li>Tasks: </li></ul><ul><li>Search for “interpersonal attraction” in Key Concepts & Heading word </li></ul><ul><li>Browse author index for Trevor, P </li></ul>Search Journal Articles
  31. 31. Search Mode 2: Search Fields Browse indexes; search concepts in one or more fields Search Journal Articles Indexes
  32. 32. PsycINFO: Basic Search Enter keywords in natural language Basic Limits Search Journal Articles
  33. 33. Exporting Records Search Journal Articles What do you want to do with selections?
  34. 34. Search Mode 3: Multi-Field Search <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Search for multiple concepts in different fields at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>Previously, had to manually combine searches from Search Fields. </li></ul>Search Journal Articles
  35. 35. Multi-Field Search: Let’s Try <ul><li>Tasks: </li></ul><ul><li>“ word recognition” in Subject Headings </li></ul><ul><li>“ hong kong” in Location </li></ul>Search Journal Articles
  36. 36. Search Mode 3: Multi-Field Search Search Journal Articles Search for multiple concepts in different fields at the same time. Search by combining fields
  37. 37. Search Tips for PsycINFO <ul><li>Basic Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural language search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not enter Boolean operators, wildcards, truncation in search box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply a database limit(s) – optional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use search aid to narrow search </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for more complex and exact searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Boolean operators, such as OR, AND, NOT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use * for multi-character wildcard (truncation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Database field guide” and “Help” on the top right corner of the screen. </li></ul></ul>Search Journal Articles
  38. 38. User Guide http://www.info.scopus.com/setup/promo/promo_material/docs/00000_Scopus_User_Guide_General_4WEB08.pdf Scopus
  39. 39. Scopus <ul><li>Provides indexing, abstracting of and citation linking to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>peer reviewed & open access journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conference proceedings, patents , books chpts… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web sources, author homepages, university sites, articles-in-press, preprints, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coverage, 1966- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on Scientific, Technical, Medical & Social Sciences literature. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 50% of content originates from Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region </li></ul>Search Journal Articles
  40. 40. Scopus: Basic Search Search Journal Articles Does exposure to media violence and pornography produce aggression in viewers? media/television violence pornography aggressive/ion (media or television) and violence and pornography and aggressi*
  41. 41. Scopus: Basic Search Search Journal Articles Keywords Search fields Select relevant subject areas
  42. 42. Scopus: Results Display Search Journal Articles Refine Results Limit to or Exclude Output results & other options
  43. 43. Scopus: Deciphering the Results Search Journal Articles View abstracts, references & other info about this item Check for full text at publisher’s site Check our library catalog for full text if not available at publisher
  44. 44. Scopus: Exporting Results Search Journal Articles Output options Direct export to EndNote
  45. 45. Scopus: Let’s Try Search Journal Articles Discuss the effects of gaming on the mental health of youth. <ul><li>Try: </li></ul><ul><li>Construct a search statement using BOs, *, (), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit to Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Sort Results by Relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Use Bibliography function (APA Citation Style) </li></ul>
  46. 46. Scopus: Let’s Try Search Journal Articles Discuss the effects of gaming on the mental health of youth. video gaming/computer gaming /online gaming/video games /computer games mental health youth/young people /teenagers/teens (video or computer or online) and gam* and “mental health” and (youth or young people or teen*)
  47. 47. Search Tips on Scopus <ul><li>Basic Search </li></ul><ul><li>Use Boolean operators, such as OR, AND, NOT, also multi-character wildcard * & “” </li></ul><ul><li>Default search in “Article title, Abstract, Keywords” </li></ul><ul><li>Use Limit fields </li></ul><ul><li>Use Refine results </li></ul><ul><li>Combine Search History </li></ul>Search Journal Articles
  48. 48. Finding Articles Made Easy! Search Journal Articles
  49. 49. InfoGate Search Journal Articles * One search across multiple databases
  50. 50. Summary: Finding Relevant Articles <ul><li>Start with PsycINFO </li></ul><ul><li>Use alternative keywords & Boolean operators, *, (), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at references of relevant articles </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Find Citing Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Search other databases (e.g. Scopus) </li></ul><ul><li>Look at references of other theses and dissertations </li></ul>Search Journal Articles
  51. 51. Proxy Bookmarklet Use Library Proxy Bookmark to access Full-text from GoogleScholar Handy Tips
  52. 52. What is a Proxy Bookmarklet? <ul><li>Inserts the NUS library proxy stem ( libproxy1.nus.edu.sg ) into the URL of the article. </li></ul>Vendor User NUS Library Proxy server I want article X I want article X Okay you are recognized, here is article X Here is article X Handy Tips
  53. 53. How to install the Proxy Bookmarklet in my browser? <ul><li>Click on the link below and follow the instructions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// bit.ly/nuslibproxy </li></ul></ul>Handy Tips
  54. 54. Subject Guides <ul><li>Good starting point for research </li></ul>Handy Tips
  55. 55. Need Help? <ul><li>Advisory Service at Information Desk, Central Library, Level 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Email me: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 6516 2029 </li></ul>
  56. 56. Thank You!
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