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Writing 101 (Van Bebber): Other Search Strategies

Proximity Searching in PsycInfo (ProQuest Platform)

Specific Order (Proximity)

  • perceive* P/2 competition

Any Order (Near)

  • culture N/3 obesity

Finding Known Items

If you have a known item, especially a journal article, here are some places to search to locate the item.

1) Google Scholar

  • includes many articles and references to books, a quick way to check for article titles though it is not exhaustive

2) Melvyl @ UC Merced

  • includes a wide range of formats and goes beyond UC's collection
  • can Request easily from records in this catalog

3) Selected Database

  • If the article is from Psychology, you could try a document title searching in a database like PsycInfo OR Web of Science to locate the item.

4) eJournal Finder

  • includes coverage details for periodicals (newspapers, journals, and magazines)
  • use to determine if UC Merced has the periodical

Thesaurus - Subject Terms

From the Advanced Search screen in PsycInfo, you can search the Thesaurus (link found above search box).

Subject (thesaurus) terms will also appear to the right of a search results page.

PsycInfo Thesaurus