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PsycINFO: Advanced Search (Spring 2019)

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Expand your search expertise with this 30-minute session (Spring 2019) that builds upon the "PsycINFO: Basic Search" webinar and demonstrates some of the value-added features in PsycINFO on multiple platforms. Visit http://bit.ly/APAwebinars to view the schedule for this webinar and other live sessions for librarians, students, and faculty.

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PsycINFO: Advanced Search (Spring 2019)

  1. 1. What We’ll Cover Today 0 Recap of Basic Search Session 0 Boolean Logic Primer 0 Keywords, Index Terms, and Classification Codes 0 Browsing indexes 0 Live Demos: 0 Cited References 0 Added value fields 0 Methodology 0 Tests and measures 0 Grants & Sponsorship 0 Training: Additional materials 0 Questions?
  2. 2. Basic Search Session Recap • PsycINFO as locator tool – Guide to the behavioral sciences literature – Information in article is parsed to increase findability – Get to know available fields for precise searching • Two approaches to searching – Whittle away a large results set – Be specific with what you want from beginning
  3. 3.  Abstract  Accession Number  Age Group  All Text  Author  Author Affiliations  Book Type  Classification Code  Conference Information  Dissertation Number  Document Type  DOI  Grant / Sponsorship  Intended Audience  ISBN  ISSN  Issue  Journal Title  Keywords  Language  Location  Methodology  Notes  Population  Publication Date  Publication Type  Publisher  PubMed ID  Release Date  Reviewed Author  Reviewed Item  Series Title  Subject Terms  Supplemental Data  Table of Contents  Tests & Measures  Title  Volume  Word in Major Subject Heading Searchable Fields in PsycINFO
  4. 4. Boolean Logic Primer
  5. 5. Three Ways APA Classifies an Entry • Keywords – descriptive terms by the author • Index Terms – controlled vocabulary from the APA Thesaurus assigned by PsycINFO indexers • Classification Codes – general categories assigned by PsycINFO
  6. 6. Classification Codes http://bit.ly/APAClassCodes
  7. 7. Thesaurus = Controlled Vocabulary
  8. 8. Thesaurus = Controlled Vocabulary – Amentia – Borderline Mental Retardation – Cultural Familial Mental Retardation – Educable Mentally Retarded – Home Reared Mentally Retarded – Institutionalized Mentally Retarded – Mental Deficiency – Mental Retardation – Mild Mental Retardation – Moderate Mental Retardation – Oligophrenia – Profound Mental Retardation – Psychosocial Mental Retardation – Retardation (Mental) – Severe Mental Retardation – Slow Learners – Trainable Mentally Retarded
  9. 9. Thesaurus = Controlled Vocabulary – Amentia – Borderline Mental Retardation – Cultural Familial Mental Retardation – Educable Mentally Retarded – Home Reared Mentally Retarded – Institutionalized Mentally Retarded – Mental Deficiency – Mental Retardation – Mild Mental Retardation – Moderate Mental Retardation – Oligophrenia – Profound Mental Retardation – Psychosocial Mental Retardation – Retardation (Mental) – Severe Mental Retardation – Slow Learners – Trainable Mentally Retarded Intellectual Development Disorder =
  10. 10. Demo Searches 0 Thesaurus – “Drunk Driving” and “Repeat offenders” 0 Cited References 0 Deciding on fields to search 0 Tests and Measures 0 Author Affiliation 0 Grant & Sponsorship
  11. 11. Training: Webinars PsycINFO Basic Search* PsycINFO Advanced Search Beyond Subject Searching (Librarians) Webinar training schedule (including registration links): https://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/webinars Can't join us at the times listed? Visit our YouTube channel for a previous recording of the PsycINFO Advanced Search webinar! * Recording of PsycINFO Basic Search webinar coming soon!
  12. 12. 0 YouTube playlist with videos demonstrating most of these “Advanced Search” features: Training: Advanced Search Playlist http://bit.ly/advancedplaylist
  13. 13. Training: PsycINFO on APA PsycNET APA PsycNET Playlist http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/psycnet.pdf • Database Overviews • Tests and Measures • Sample Searches • Topic Guides • Researcher Tools
  14. 14. Training: PsycINFO on EBSCO EBSCO Playlist http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/ebsco.pdf • Database Overviews • Tests and Measures • Sample Searches • Topic Guides • Researcher Tools
  15. 15. Training: PsycINFO on ProQuest ProQuest Playlist http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/proquest-qrg.pdf • Database Overviews • Tests and Measures • Sample Searches • Topic Guides • Researcher Tools
  16. 16. Training: PsycINFO on Ovid Ovid Playlist http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/ovid.pdf • Database Overviews • Tests and Measures • Sample Searches • Topic Guides • Researcher Tools
  17. 17. Questions? Customer Engagement for APA Publishing American Psychological Association 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 800-374-2722 | psycinfo@apa.org APA Publishing Training PsycINFO@apa.org

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