Psychology Tutorial Year 2


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Psychology Tutorial Year 2

  1. 1. PsycINFO Tutorial<br />GerrieKow<br /><br />Mercedes Cheong<br />Email:<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />To introduce you to the basics of literature search.<br />To familiarize you with searching for journal articles in PsycINFO & the library catalog.<br />
  3. 3. Outline<br />Sources for Research & Evaluation<br />Journal Articles Search- LINC<br />Search Strategy<br />Journal Articles Search- PsycINFO<br />Search Tools<br />
  4. 4. Sources for Research<br />Books<br />Overviews, detailed <br />look<br />Information Sources<br />Journals<br />Latest research<br />findings<br />Quantitativeinformation<br />Reactions,recentevents<br />Theses<br />Statistical data<br />In-depth <br />treatment <br />of topics<br />Newspapers<br />
  5. 5. Evaluating Sources<br />Authors credentials?<br />Well supported by refs?Updated?<br />Authoritative?<br />Accurate?<br />Current?<br />Objective?<br />Appropriate?<br />Information <br />objective or biased?<br />Is info<br />what you need?<br />
  6. 6. DEMO<br />Journal Article Search<br />- LINC+/LINC<br />- InfoGate<br />
  7. 7. Journal Article Citation<br />Mcdermott, K.B. & Chan, J. C. K (2006). Effects of repetition on memory for pragmatic inferences. Memory & Cognition, 34, 1273-1284.<br />
  8. 8. Accessing E-resources(<br />E-resources<br />E-resources<br />
  9. 9. Journal Searching: LINC<br />E-access thru providers<br />Journal Title<br />Check for print copies<br />Search in Journals Collection<br />
  10. 10. Article Searching: InfoGate<br />Finding Articles Made Easy!<br />
  11. 11. DEMO<br />Journal Article Search<br />- PsycINFO<br />
  12. 12. PsycINFO<br />Guides<br /><br />
  13. 13. PsycINFO<br />American Psychological Association (APA) database <br />Provides abstracts, citations & some full-text to psychological literature. <br />Provides access to book chapters, journal articles, conference reports, dissertations, etc. <br /> Coverage: 1887-present<br />
  14. 14. Basic Search<br />
  15. 15. Basic Search<br />Enter keywords in natural language<br />Basic Limits<br />
  16. 16. Basic Search<br />Identify Concepts<br />To what extent should the corporal punishment of children be considered a kind of child abuse?<br />Concepts:<br />Corporal punishment, child abuse<br />
  17. 17. Results Display<br />Search terms used; Narrow Search<br />Your Options:<br />View Abstracts, Full Text, Library Holdings, etc.<br />
  18. 18. Relevancy Star Rating<br />All search concepts are present and complete<br />All search concepts are present, but some are incomplete.<br />One concept is missing from the record<br />Two concepts are missing from the record.<br />More than two search concepts are missing from the record.<br />
  19. 19. Full Text within PsycINFO<br />Click to view or download full text<br />
  20. 20. Full Text thru Other Providers<br />Check for full text in the<br /> library catalog<br />E-access thru other providers<br />Print/Hardcopy Version<br />
  21. 21. Exporting Records<br />What do you want to do with selections? <br />
  22. 22. Basic: Let’s Practice<br />Discuss gender differences in perception<br />of body image.<br />Limits: 2000-2010, English<br />Narrow Search: By Subject<br />Sort By: Descending Year of Pub<br />Target:FullText through Library Holdings <br />Keywords: gender differences, body image, self-perception<br />
  23. 23. Basic Search<br />Features:<br />- Use normal English/natural language<br />- Searches all available fields for keywords<br />- Exploratory in nature, usually many results<br />
  24. 24. Search tools for more powerful & controlled searching<br />Boolean Operators<br />Truncation<br />Round brackets<br />
  25. 25. Boolean Operators<br />AND:<br />Both terms must appear<br />Academic outcomes<br />Parenting styles<br />OR: <br />One or other or both may appear<br />Academic outcomes<br />Parenting styles<br />NOT:<br />One term may appear but not the other<br />Academic outcomes<br />Parenting styles<br />
  26. 26. Truncation */$/?<br />Use*for variant forms of term (end)<br />- teen* = teens, teenagers, teenaged<br />- dyslex*= dyslexia, dyslexic<br />Use?for variant forms of term (in between)<br />- colo?r = color, colour<br />- wom?n= woman, women<br />What about “”?<br />
  27. 27. Round parentheses ( )<br />Use ( ) for grouping words or phrases <br />-language and (screeningortesting)<br />= language screening, language testing<br />How about:<br />(romanticorinterpersonal)and attraction<br />= romantic attraction, interpersonal attraction<br />(teen*or youth)and pregnancy<br />= teen pregnancy, teens pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, youth pregnancy<br />How about:<br />Language and screening or testing<br />
  28. 28. Advanced Search<br />
  29. 29. Advanced: Let’s Practice<br />Table<br />Does exposure to media violence and <br />pornography produce aggression in viewers?<br />media/television <br />violence<br />pornography<br />aggression/aggressor<br />/aggressive<br />(media or television) and violence <br />and pornography <br />and aggress* <br />
  30. 30. Alternative Keywords<br />AND<br />AND<br />OR<br />synonyms<br />
  31. 31. Advanced Search<br />Search via these fields<br />Search string may include boolean operators, brackets, *, etc.<br />
  32. 32. Advanced: Let’s Practice<br />Towards an understanding of the <br />blogging and social networking phenomenon<br />blog, blogs, blogging,<br />blogger, bloggers<br />social networking,<br />social network, <br />social networks,<br />social media<br />blog* <br />and<br /> social and (network* or media) <br />
  33. 33. Advanced: Let’s Practice<br />Towards an understanding of the <br />blogging and social networking phenomenon<br />Tasks:<br /><ul><li> Construct a search statement using BOs, *, (), etc.
  34. 34. Keyword search
  35. 35. Email 1 citation to yourself</li></li></ul><li>Advanced Search<br />Features:<br /><ul><li>Use Boolean operators & truncation * and ()
  36. 36. Map Term to Subject Headings
  37. 37. Searches 5 important fields (title, abstract, heading word, table of contents, key concepts)
  38. 38. Fewer, more specific results</li></li></ul><li>Search Tools<br />Find out more about your keywords<br />
  39. 39. Search Tools<br />Map Term: Match your keywords to the official subject headings used in the database.<br />Try: Aggression<br />Thesaurus: See your search term displayed in a hierarchical manner (broader, related & narrower terms).<br />Try: Language disorders<br />
  40. 40. Summary: Finding relevant articles<br />Start with PsycINFO<br />Explore with Basic Search<br />Use alternative keywords & Boolean operators, *, (), etc. in Advanced Search<br />Look at references of relevant articles<br />Search other databases (See subject guide; InfoGate)<br />
  41. 41. Another Search Tool<br />Proxy Bookmarklet<br />- Use Library Proxy Bookmark to access Full-text from Google Scholar<br />
  42. 42. What is a Proxy Bookmarklet?<br />Inserts the NUS library proxy stem ( into the URL of the article.<br />I want article X<br />I want article X<br />NUS Library Proxy server<br />Vendor<br />User<br />Okay you are recognized, here is article X.<br />Here is article X<br />
  43. 43. Installation<br />Click on the link below and follow the instructions:<br /><br />Google Scholar<br />
  44. 44. Subject Guides<br />Good starting point for research<br />
  45. 45. Library Instruction ONline (LION) <br />
  46. 46. Getting Help<br />Advisory Service atInformation Desk,Central Library,Level 5<br />Email us: <br /><br /><br />Tel: 6516 2029/1643 <br />
  47. 47. Questions?<br />
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