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Introducing New Features in PsycINFO®:
Starting Your Research on Ovid
November 2016
Introducing New Features in PsycINFO:
Starting Your Research on Ovid
These slides contain supporting material for a post o...
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
• To find the limits f
or Open Access a
nd Impact St
atement the us
er must first clic
k on Edit Li...
Setting Up Your Search
• Selecting the l
imits for Open A
ccess and Im
pact Statement an
d clicking Cust
omize Limits adds...
Setting Up Your Search
• Back on the search pa
ge, the two limits must
be selected to be inclu
ded in the search
• Map Ter...
Examining the Record
• From the search
results, click to view a
Complete Record.
• The Impact
Statement appears
right unde...
Examining the Record
• Further down in the
record, Dissertation
Details include ordering
and publication
information
• Dat...
Search Fields
• Data Set Access,
Data Set
Description, and D
issertation Details
are available in t
he Search Fields t
ab
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Searching with New PsycINFO Fields on Ovid

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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 Ovid

  1. 1. Introducing New Features in PsycINFO®: Starting Your Research on Ovid November 2016
  2. 2. Introducing New Features in PsycINFO: Starting Your Research on Ovid These slides contain supporting material for a post on the APA Databases & Electronic Resources Blog Introducing New Features in PsycINFO: Starting Your Research on Ovid
  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 • To find the limits f or Open Access a nd Impact St atement the us er must first clic k on Edit Limits
  7. 7. Setting Up Your Search • Selecting the l imits for Open A ccess and Im pact Statement an d clicking Cust omize Limits adds the limits to the ad vanced search page
  8. 8. Setting Up Your Search • Back on the search pa ge, the two limits must be selected to be inclu ded in the search • Map Term to Subject Heading is selected b y default, and this mus t be unchecked or it wil l return an error
  9. 9. Examining the Record • From the search results, click to view a Complete Record. • The Impact Statement appears right under the scientific abstract
  10. 10. Examining the Record • Further down in the record, Dissertation Details include ordering and publication information • Data Set Access links to a repository website or prompts a .zip file download
  11. 11. Search Fields • Data Set Access, Data Set Description, and D issertation Details are available in t he Search Fields t ab
  12. 12. 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 Ovid

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