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PsycINFO: Basic Search (Spring 2019)

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A 30-minute training session by APA Publishing Training for students, faculty, and other new PsycINFO users that demonstrates efficient ways of finding what you're looking for using APA's research databases on a variety of 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: Basic Search (Spring 2019)

  1. 1. PsycINFO: Basic Search APA Publishing Training American Psychological Association Spring 2019
  2. 2. Today’s Session  What’s in PsycINFO?  A Few Do’s and Don’ts  Basic Searching  Single search with facets  Multiple variable search  More help
  3. 3. What’s in PsycINFO? A search tool for literature in the behavioral sciences:  Sources are indexed and abstracted – locate the original article to read the full content (“full text”)  PsycINFO is 99+% Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Literature  The oldest items are from 1620!  More than 4.5 million records:  Journal articles  Book chapters  Dissertations
  4. 4. Do’s & Don’ts: #1  DON’T expect to tap into the full power of PsycINFO by searching the general “discovery service” search box on your library’s home page
  5. 5. Searchable Fields in PsycINFO through the “Discovery Service”  Abstract  All Text  Author  ISBN  ISSN  Journal Title  Publication Date  Subject Terms  Title
  6. 6.  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 Full Database
  7. 7. Do’s & Don’ts: #2  Don’t expect to tap into the full power of PsycINFO by searching the general “discovery service” search box on your library’s home page  DO find out how to access the full PsycINFO database from your library’s site:  Subject guides  Databases A-Z list
  8. 8. Search 1 Why do people find robots so creepy? Use 3 empirical studies Search 2 Teenage suicide in Japan PsycINFO Search Demo
  9. 9. Upcoming Webinars PsycINFO Advanced Search: • Wednesday, March 27 – 2:00 pm (EDT) • Tuesday, April 30 – 2:00 pm (EDT) 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!
  10. 10. Advanced Search Playlist  We have a YouTube playlist with videos demonstrating most of these “Advanced Search” features: http://bit.ly/advancedplaylist
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. EBSCO EBSCO Playlist http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/ebsco.pdf • Database Overviews • Tests and Measures • Sample Searches • Topic Guides • Researcher Tools
  13. 13. Ovid Ovid Playlist http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/ovid.pdf • Database Overviews • Tests and Measures • Sample Searches • Topic Guides • Researcher Tools
  14. 14. ProQuest ProQuest Playlist http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/proquest- qrg.pdf • Database Overviews • Tests and Measures • Sample Searches • Topic Guides • Researcher Tools
  15. 15. Do’s & Don’ts: #3  DON’T expect to get access to the full power of PsycINFO by searching the general “discovery service” search box on your library’s home page  DO find out how to get the full PsycINFO database from your library’s site:  Subject guides  Database A-Z list  DO talk to your librarian if you need help!
  16. 16. Questions? APA Publishing Training | Customer Engagement American Psychological Association 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 800-374-2722 | TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123 We can help! PsycINFO@apa.org

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