I’ll give some background on what a Refresh is Describe the new fields Show in a demo how they these new fields are searched & displayed
A refresh is a comprehensive update to PsycINFO that adds new features. They come every couple years, the last one was in 2012.
The goal is to help researchers
Impact Statement – placed at the top of the record, with the abstract.
Open Access – a flag clearly indicates if the record is open access. Useful because PsycINFO is primarily citations & abstracts. (criteria = DOAJ & ROAD lists of journals; notes in article abstract, banner at the top of PDF or note at the bottom; checking DOI to confirm)
Data Set – increasingly submitted along with a journal article.
MeSH – for articles that are in PubMed as well as PsycINFO, about 30% or 1.5 Million records. (MeSH harvests the full hierarchy of major & minor terms. The link searches PubMed for Major terms.MeSH harvesting occurs as part of the twice-weekly release of PsycINFO records. The full batch is harvested about once a year during refresh projects.)
Clinical Trial Number – about 90% are NIH and linked, others are displayed
NLM Title Abbreviation (from National Library of Medicine)- an alternate way to search for and identify the publication
Abstracts- English abstracts are always available. Or you can read the abstract in the author’s first language.
Source Title Translation – preserves bibliographic accuracy, keeping the official title as the main title. English version can be used to search for or identify the journal.
Dissertation Details- Advisor(s), the Degree earned, the Institution and Department. Researchers can also use this information to find new collaborators or identify thought leaders/advisors in evolving areas of research
Methodology: Metasynthesis- A metasynthesis is the qualitative counterpart to a meta-analysis. Can provide evidence for a grant application.
This student is doing a quick search for an assignment. Maybe they don’t have access to many different databases at their school – like a community college or even high school, so freely accessible scholarly content is important.
Perhaps they work in a medical or health profession, and so are less familiar with psychological resources & terms.
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Search “pain” as All Text. Check to limit to “open access” and check to limit to “impact statement.”
On the results page, note open access icons
Open the first result “pain, range of motion” By church, dawson
In the record, note open access icon, NLM title abbreviation, and impact statement.
Mention that you can search by NLM title abbreviation and find all records for the journal; we’ll show that later.
Further down in the record, note data set description & access, and clinical trial number (follow these two links)
Working on a senior year cross-disciplinary project to complete their major (s) OR a non-profit advocacy group is searching for resources to cite
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Search “Islam” as MeSH and “literature” as MeSH.
Show (but don’t select) the new values under “Limit Your Results” - Population = Transgender; Doc Type = Clarification, Retraction; Methodology = Metasynthesis.
Run the search.
Click “Show More” and limit results to population = transgender.
Open the only result, “If I could be mine” By Hoffman-Reyes, Lisa
In the record, note MeSH terms and show how they link. (“Female” and “Power” don’t return PubMed results, so don’t demo those!)
In the early stages of defining & narrowing their dissertation topic; want to see what has already been done
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Search “emotional intelligence” as Title.
Select document type = dissertation
Select any result from 2016.
In the record, note the Dissertation Details.
looking for the newest articles in their specific area Fluent in languages other than English
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Search “Colombian” “adolescent” “partner violence” as three terms, each as “All Text.”
Third result is “variables asociadas a los” by Red-Anacona, Cesar Armando In the record, open access icon means the doi (at the bottom of the record) will take you to fulltext on another site. Note abstract language. Note the source title translation.
Copy this alternate title “Records of Colombian Psychology” and the earlier NLM “Arch Sci Psychol”
Search “Records of Colombian Psychology” as Publication Name OR “Arch Sci Psychol” as Publication Name.
On the results page, compare these searched terms to the Publication names on the left side. You can see how Source Title Translation & NLM Title Abbreviation can be searched interchangeably with a journal title.
New Features on PsycINFO - EBSCOhost
Introducing New Features in PsycINFO®
Search & Display Fields on EBSCOhost
October 2016 Marta Soto, MSLIS
• A new version of the PsycINFO database is created
• New fields and revised fields are added to search &
• All 4+ million records in PsycINFO are updated with these
new fields & features
• PsycARTICLES®, PsycBOOKS®, and PsycCRITIQUES®
are also updated
How We Deliver New Features in PsycINFO
• Search with greater precision
• Learn more about articles & books right in the record
• Highlight information that is increasingly important to
• Improve cross-platform searching
• Ideas come from industry trends, changes in the content
we receive, and user feedback
Why We Deliver New Features in PsycINFO
Twelve value-added features to PsycINFO are explored in
describe the relevance of the
research to the general public
Helps to justify a research project,
like in grant writing
Access More Relevant Content
makes it clear at a glance if an
article or journal is available
through open access
Discover full-text content
PsycINFO records include
DOIs and other links for
access to a data set (when
available)sss, as well as a
description of the data set
Learn more about the research by
looking at the data yourself
These new fields are increasingly used in published research.
Medical Subject Headings
Find research through either
controlled vocabulary - MeSH or
MeSH terms link to PubMed for
Added to the full archive of
Search Across Platforms
Clinical Trial Numbers
indicates research was funded
through a grant from NIH or
other WHO approved agency
See the full picture of a study
through the link to NIH website
NLM Title Abbreviation
the NLM abbreviation of a
journal title, as seen in
Provides an alternate way to search
for an identify a publication
Added to the full archive of
These new fields are particularly useful for health & medical researchers.
Support International Collaboration
Source Title Translation
for non-English journal titles, the
publisher’s English translation
Preserves bibliographic accuracy while
giving another way to search for and
identify journal titles
Added to the full archive of PsycINFO
publisher-provided abstracts in
non-English Roman alphabet
Read the abstract in the author’s first
English abstracts will always be available
These new fields are particularly useful for those fluent in more than one language.
Discover Concepts Right in the Record
Interpretive integration of
primary research; can
provide evidence for a
Reflects the science
and highlights research
focused on this population
“Erratum/Correction” for an
accurate publication history
of an article
Added to the full archive of
Find new collaborators or
evolving areas of
Gives precision to your searches.