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PSYC 308: Adolescence and Youth - Baker: PsycINFO

This course guide will help you with the presentation and group paper for PSYC 308.

PsycINFO

Tips for Searching PsycINFO

Boolean Operators (And, Or, Not) combine search terms
to narrow or broaden results.


Wildcard (#): The “#” replaces any extra characters that
may appear in alternative spellings. For example, “colo#r”
finds both color and colour.


Wildcard (?): The “?” replaces one character, for example
“ne?t” finds neat, nest, or next, but will not find net.


Truncation (*): The “*” replaces any number of characters
and will find all forms of a word root, for example, “therap*”
finds therapy, therapies, therapist, therapists, therapeutic,
therapeutically, etc.

Definitions of Selected Fields

Default Field: automatically search Abstract, Author, Keywords, Source, Subjects, Table of Contents, Title, and Translated Title

AB Abstract: brief summary of the article

AF Author Affiliation: institutional affiliation of authors

KW Keywords: natural language terms describing document’s content

PB Publisher: organization/company that publishes the journal or book

TM Tests & Measures: indicates if a test is used in the study.

Tutorial: Topic Selection

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Tutorial: Expanding your Search

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Tutorial: Other search techniques

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