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Introducing New Features in PsycINFO®:
Starting Your Research on APA PsycNET®
September 2016
Introducing New Features in PsycINFO:
Starting Your Research on APA PsycNET
These slides contain supporting material for a...
In August, PsycINFO® added new fields and features to help researchers like you search
with greater precision and to inclu...
• Impact Statement - A summary like an abstract, but instead of describing the technical
process, it explains the relevanc...
• Data Sets - A description of the data set is provided, as well as links for access or download
when available. Looking a...
Setting Up Your Search
• Select the
checkboxes for
Open Access
and/or Impact
Statement
• This limits your
search results t...
Search Results Page
• Records available
through open
access are
indicated by the
blue and orange
icons
• Click on Impact
Statement to
reveal this
summary of the
research
Search Results Page
• Clicking on Impact
Statement reveals
this summary of the
research
Search Results Page
• Data Set links to a
repository website
or prompts a .zip
file download to
access the data set
used in this
research
Sear...
Examining the Record
• If you click on the title of
the item in your search
results list, the Impact
Statement appears rig...
Examining the Record
• The open access icon
appears at the top of
the record. If available,
you can follow the link
for Fu...
Examining the Record
• Dissertation Details
include ordering and
publication information
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Searching with new PsycINFO fields on APA PsycNET

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Shows four new fields from the PsycINFO refresh in August 2016, and how they can be used for search and discovery.

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Searching with new PsycINFO fields on APA PsycNET

  1. 1. Introducing New Features in PsycINFO®: Starting Your Research on APA PsycNET® September 2016
  2. 2. Introducing New Features in PsycINFO: Starting Your Research on APA PsycNET These slides contain supporting material for a post on the APA Databases & Electronic Resources Blog Introducing New Features in PsycINFO: Starting Your Research on APA PsycNET
  3. 3. In August, PsycINFO® added new fields and features to help researchers like you search with greater precision and to include more information right in the record. Four of the new fields are particularly useful as you begin a research project or assignment. They can help you quickly narrow down search results and spot more information about the topic and why it is important. Introducing New Features in PsycINFO
  4. 4. • Impact Statement - A summary like an abstract, but instead of describing the technical process, it explains the relevance of the research to the general public. This can help to justify a research project, especially if you are applying for a grant. • Open Access – The open access icon indicates that the full-text is available through open access. This provides access to resources beyond PsycINFO. Four New Fields in PsycINFO
  5. 5. • Data Sets - A description of the data set is provided, as well as links for access or download when available. Looking at the data yourself enables you to better understand the research conducted in the published study, and to identify your own project that builds on this previous work. Four New Fields in PsycINFO • Dissertation Details - Advisor(s), Degree, Institution and Department are included in the PsycINFO record. This helps you to find leaders in evolving areas of research, or note other disciplines that are working on similar topics.
  6. 6. Setting Up Your Search • Select the checkboxes for Open Access and/or Impact Statement • This limits your search results to records that meet these requirements
  7. 7. Search Results Page • Records available through open access are indicated by the blue and orange icons
  8. 8. • Click on Impact Statement to reveal this summary of the research Search Results Page
  9. 9. • Clicking on Impact Statement reveals this summary of the research Search Results Page
  10. 10. • Data Set links to a repository website or prompts a .zip file download to access the data set used in this research Search Results Page
  11. 11. Examining the Record • If you click on the title of the item in your search results list, the Impact Statement appears right under the scientific Abstract
  12. 12. Examining the Record • The open access icon appears at the top of the record. If available, you can follow the link for Full text from publisher • Further down in the record, Data Set Access links to a repository website or prompts a .zip file download
  13. 13. Examining the Record • Dissertation Details include ordering and publication information
  14. 14. APA Databases & Electronic Resources Customer Relations 800-374-2722 | psycinfo@apa.org This presentation was made to support a post on the APA Databases & Electronic Resources Blog: Introducing New Features in PsycINFO: Starting Your Research on APA PsycNET

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