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    • PsycINFO Tutorial
      GerrieKow
      Email:clbky@nus.edu.sg
      Mercedes Cheong
      Email: clbmc@nus.edu.sg
    • Objectives
      To introduce you to the basics of literature search.
      To familiarize you with searching for journal articles in PsycINFO & the library catalog.
    • Outline
      Sources for Research & Evaluation
      Journal Articles Search- LINC
      Search Strategy
      Journal Articles Search- PsycINFO
      Search Tools
    • Sources for Research
      Books
      Overviews, detailed
      look
      Information Sources
      Journals
      Latest research
      findings
      Quantitativeinformation
      Reactions,recentevents
      Theses
      Statistical data
      In-depth
      treatment
      of topics
      Newspapers
    • Evaluating Sources
      Authors credentials?
      Well supported by refs?Updated?
      Authoritative?
      Accurate?
      Current?
      Objective?
      Appropriate?
      Information
      objective or biased?
      Is info
      what you need?
    • DEMO
      Journal Article Search
      - LINC+/LINC
      - InfoGate
    • Journal Article Citation
      Mcdermott, K.B. & Chan, J. C. K (2006). Effects of repetition on memory for pragmatic inferences. Memory & Cognition, 34, 1273-1284.
    • Accessing E-resources(www.lib.nus.edu.sg)
      E-resources
      E-resources
    • Journal Searching: LINC
      E-access thru providers
      Journal Title
      Check for print copies
      Search in Journals Collection
    • Article Searching: InfoGate
      Finding Articles Made Easy!
    • DEMO
      Journal Article Search
      - PsycINFO
    • PsycINFO
      Guides
      http://www.ovid.com/site/help/documentation/osp.jsp?top=28&mid=30&bottom=55
    • PsycINFO
      American Psychological Association (APA) database
      Provides abstracts, citations & some full-text to psychological literature.
      Provides access to book chapters, journal articles, conference reports, dissertations, etc.
      Coverage: 1887-present
    • Basic Search
    • Basic Search
      Enter keywords in natural language
      Basic Limits
    • Basic Search
      Identify Concepts
      To what extent should the corporal punishment of children be considered a kind of child abuse?
      Concepts:
      Corporal punishment, child abuse
    • Results Display
      Search terms used; Narrow Search
      Your Options:
      View Abstracts, Full Text, Library Holdings, etc.
    • Relevancy Star Rating
      All search concepts are present and complete
      All search concepts are present, but some are incomplete.
      One concept is missing from the record
      Two concepts are missing from the record.
      More than two search concepts are missing from the record.
    • Full Text within PsycINFO
      Click to view or download full text
    • Full Text thru Other Providers
      Check for full text in the
      library catalog
      E-access thru other providers
      Print/Hardcopy Version
    • Exporting Records
      What do you want to do with selections?
    • Basic: Let’s Practice
      Discuss gender differences in perception
      of body image.
      Limits: 2000-2010, English
      Narrow Search: By Subject
      Sort By: Descending Year of Pub
      Target:FullText through Library Holdings
      Keywords: gender differences, body image, self-perception
    • Basic Search
      Features:
      - Use normal English/natural language
      - Searches all available fields for keywords
      - Exploratory in nature, usually many results
    • Search tools for more powerful & controlled searching
      Boolean Operators
      Truncation
      Round brackets
    • Boolean Operators
      AND:
      Both terms must appear
      Academic outcomes
      Parenting styles
      OR:
      One or other or both may appear
      Academic outcomes
      Parenting styles
      NOT:
      One term may appear but not the other
      Academic outcomes
      Parenting styles
    • Truncation */$/?
      Use*for variant forms of term (end)
      - teen* = teens, teenagers, teenaged
      - dyslex*= dyslexia, dyslexic
      Use?for variant forms of term (in between)
      - colo?r = color, colour
      - wom?n= woman, women
      What about “”?
    • Round parentheses ( )
      Use ( ) for grouping words or phrases
      -language and (screeningortesting)
      = language screening, language testing
      How about:
      (romanticorinterpersonal)and attraction
      = romantic attraction, interpersonal attraction
      (teen*or youth)and pregnancy
      = teen pregnancy, teens pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, youth pregnancy
      How about:
      Language and screening or testing
    • Advanced Search
    • Advanced: Let’s Practice
      Table
      Does exposure to media violence and
      pornography produce aggression in viewers?
      media/television
      violence
      pornography
      aggression/aggressor
      /aggressive
      (media or television) and violence
      and pornography
      and aggress*
    • Alternative Keywords
      AND
      AND
      OR
      synonyms
    • Advanced Search
      Search via these fields
      Search string may include boolean operators, brackets, *, etc.
    • Advanced: Let’s Practice
      Towards an understanding of the
      blogging and social networking phenomenon
      blog, blogs, blogging,
      blogger, bloggers
      social networking,
      social network,
      social networks,
      social media
      blog*
      and
      social and (network* or media)
    • Advanced: Let’s Practice
      Towards an understanding of the
      blogging and social networking phenomenon
      Tasks:
      • Construct a search statement using BOs, *, (), etc.
      • Keyword search
      • Email 1 citation to yourself
    • Advanced Search
      Features:
      • Use Boolean operators & truncation * and ()
      • Map Term to Subject Headings
      • Searches 5 important fields (title, abstract, heading word, table of contents, key concepts)
      • Fewer, more specific results
    • Search Tools
      Find out more about your keywords
    • Search Tools
      Map Term: Match your keywords to the official subject headings used in the database.
      Try: Aggression
      Thesaurus: See your search term displayed in a hierarchical manner (broader, related & narrower terms).
      Try: Language disorders
    • Summary: Finding relevant articles
      Start with PsycINFO
      Explore with Basic Search
      Use alternative keywords & Boolean operators, *, (), etc. in Advanced Search
      Look at references of relevant articles
      Search other databases (See subject guide; InfoGate)
    • Another Search Tool
      Proxy Bookmarklet
      - Use Library Proxy Bookmark to access Full-text from Google Scholar
    • What is a Proxy Bookmarklet?
      Inserts the NUS library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL of the article.
      I want article X
      I want article X
      NUS Library Proxy server
      Vendor
      User
      Okay you are recognized, here is article X.
      Here is article X
    • Installation
      Click on the link below and follow the instructions:
      http://bit.ly/nuslibproxy
      Google Scholar
    • Subject Guides
      Good starting point for research
    • Library Instruction ONline (LION)
    • Getting Help
      Advisory Service atInformation Desk,Central Library,Level 5
      Email us:
      clbky@nus.edu.sg
      clbmc@nus.edu.sg
      Tel: 6516 2029/1643
    • Questions?