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WRI 101-01 (Webb, Spring 2022): More on searching PsycINFO

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES Fields

In PsycInfo the default is to look for your search terms Anywhere. If your results are not relevant OR you have too many results, you may wish to look for your most important terms in a specific field such as the Title field or the Abstract field.

psycinfo_field_search

Field Searching Narrows

  • "social anxiety" (Search ANYWHERE = 7013 results)
  • "social anxiety" (Search in Document TITLE field = 2650 results)

Thesaurus - Subject Terms

Method A: Look for Subject (thesaurus) terms at the right of a search results page OR at the bottom of a citation.

Method B: Go Directly to the Thesaurus: From the Advanced Search screen in PsycInfo, you can search the Thesaurus (link found above search box).  See screenshots below.

screenshot search in psycinfo thesaurus

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screenshot thesaurus in psycinfo 2