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  • 1. PsycINFO Tutorial
    GerrieKow
    Email:clbky@nus.edu.sg
    Mercedes Cheong
    Email: clbmc@nus.edu.sg
  • 2. Objectives
    To introduce you to the basics of literature search.
    To familiarize you with searching for journal articles in PsycINFO & the library catalog.
  • 3. Outline
    Sources for Research & Evaluation
    Journal Articles Search- LINC
    Search Strategy
    Journal Articles Search- PsycINFO
    Search Tools
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Evaluating Sources
    Authors credentials?
    Well supported by refs?Updated?
    Authoritative?
    Accurate?
    Current?
    Objective?
    Appropriate?
    Information
    objective or biased?
    Is info
    what you need?
  • 6. DEMO
    Journal Article Search
    - LINC+/LINC
    - InfoGate
  • 7. Journal Article Citation
    Mcdermott, K.B. & Chan, J. C. K (2006). Effects of repetition on memory for pragmatic inferences. Memory & Cognition, 34, 1273-1284.
  • 8. Accessing E-resources(www.lib.nus.edu.sg)
    E-resources
    E-resources
  • 9. Journal Searching: LINC
    E-access thru providers
    Journal Title
    Check for print copies
    Search in Journals Collection
  • 10. Article Searching: InfoGate
    Finding Articles Made Easy!
  • 11. DEMO
    Journal Article Search
    - PsycINFO
  • 12. PsycINFO
    Guides
    http://www.ovid.com/site/help/documentation/osp.jsp?top=28&mid=30&bottom=55
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Basic Search
  • 15. Basic Search
    Enter keywords in natural language
    Basic Limits
  • 16. 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
  • 17. Results Display
    Search terms used; Narrow Search
    Your Options:
    View Abstracts, Full Text, Library Holdings, etc.
  • 18. 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.
  • 19. Full Text within PsycINFO
    Click to view or download full text
  • 20. Full Text thru Other Providers
    Check for full text in the
    library catalog
    E-access thru other providers
    Print/Hardcopy Version
  • 21. Exporting Records
    What do you want to do with selections?
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Basic Search
    Features:
    - Use normal English/natural language
    - Searches all available fields for keywords
    - Exploratory in nature, usually many results
  • 24. Search tools for more powerful & controlled searching
    Boolean Operators
    Truncation
    Round brackets
  • 25. 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
  • 26. 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 “”?
  • 27. 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
  • 28. Advanced Search
  • 29. 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*
  • 30. Alternative Keywords
    AND
    AND
    OR
    synonyms
  • 31. Advanced Search
    Search via these fields
    Search string may include boolean operators, brackets, *, etc.
  • 32. 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)
  • 33. Advanced: Let’s Practice
    Towards an understanding of the
    blogging and social networking phenomenon
    Tasks:
    • Construct a search statement using BOs, *, (), etc.
    • 34. Keyword search
    • 35. Email 1 citation to yourself
  • Advanced Search
    Features:
    • Use Boolean operators & truncation * and ()
    • 36. Map Term to Subject Headings
    • 37. Searches 5 important fields (title, abstract, heading word, table of contents, key concepts)
    • 38. Fewer, more specific results
  • Search Tools
    Find out more about your keywords
  • 39. 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
  • 40. 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)
  • 41. Another Search Tool
    Proxy Bookmarklet
    - Use Library Proxy Bookmark to access Full-text from Google Scholar
  • 42. 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
  • 43. Installation
    Click on the link below and follow the instructions:
    http://bit.ly/nuslibproxy
    Google Scholar
  • 44. Subject Guides
    Good starting point for research
  • 45. Library Instruction ONline (LION)
  • 46. Getting Help
    Advisory Service atInformation Desk,Central Library,Level 5
    Email us:
    clbky@nus.edu.sg
    clbmc@nus.edu.sg
    Tel: 6516 2029/1643
  • 47. Questions?