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1 PsycINFO on CSA Illumina Toll-free: (800) Participant code: Toll: (412) Participant code:

2 Click here to access today’s Handouts Click here to switch to full-screen mode or F-5

3 PsycINFO on CSA Illumina: Advanced Training Lisa Sick Documentation/Training Specialist Toll-free: 1 (800) Participant code:

4 Please fill out the evaluation form

5 Today’s Session  PsycINFO Content and Coverage  Record Structure  Sample Searches  Training Resources  Questions

6 Coverage & Selection

7 How do we select journals and articles for inclusion in PsycINFO?  Psychological relevance  Peer-review status  Cover-to-cover article selection  Article types rticle.html rticle.html

8 Titles Added in 2009  Anatomical Sciences Education  Applied Health Economics and Health Policy  Infanzia e Adolescenza  Journal of Pain Management  Negotiation and Conflict Management Research  Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment  The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education

9 Expanded Neuroscience Content  Brain Stimulation  Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology  Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience  Journal of the Neurological Sciences  Neural Development  Neuroethics  Reviews in the Neurosciences and more…

10 PsycINFO Multidisciplinary Coverage  Business  Communications  Education  Testing  Human factors engineering  Life sciences  Human resources  Marketing  Nutrition  Pharmaceuticals  Coaching  Forensics  Environment  And more…

11 PsycINFO Record Structure From an indexer’s perspective

12 How is a record created?  Bibliographic citation  Indexing Keywords Controlled vocabulary from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms Classification codes Fields and limits

13 Keywords or Natural Language  Machine aided indexing suggests keywords and indexers “edit” these.  Natural language = words the author used in the uncontrolled content description of the document.  On CSA, the natural language field is the identifier, or ID.

14 Index Terms/Descriptors  On CSA, search for index terms using the field label DE for Descriptors.  Access the online Thesaurus in the Search Tools tab.

15 Classification Codes

16 Value added fields  Author affiliation and correspondence address  Conference information Conference notes  Granting and funding agencies  Tests and measures Appended

17 Limits Age Group Supplemental Data  Appended  Internet Available Classification Code Document Type Methodology Population Group Geographic Location

18 Publication Type vs Document Type  Publication Type indicates whether an item is: Journal Dissertation Abstract Electronic Collection Encyclopedia  Document Type segments Publication Type and identifies the specific kind of document On CSA, the Publication Type field searches both for Publication Type and Document Type values.

19 Document Type Values  Abstract Collection  Bibliography  Chapter  Column/Opinion  Comment/Reply  Dissertation  Editorial  Encyclopedia Entry  Erratum/Correction  Journal Article  Letter  Obituary  Publication Information  Reprint  Review-Book  Review-Media  Review-Software & Other

20 Methodology Values  Clinical Case Study  Empirical Study Experimental Replication Followup Study Longitudinal Study  Prospective Study  Retrospective Study  Field Study  Literature Review Systematic Review  Mathematical Model  Meta Analysis  Nonclinical Case Study  Qualitative Study  Quantitative Study

21 Reload

22 What is a reload?  A reload is a reformatting of all records in a database to deliver new features, enhancements, or upgrades  Why restructure?  Keep up with trends in publishing  Add new access points to the information  Make it easier for our customers to search

23 June 2009 Reload  New fields  Publication Status  Publication Date  Publication History  Copyright  Dissertation Document Type  Global corrections  Thesaurus update

24 Thesaurus Maintenance  Existing index terms are assessed Continued relevance and accuracy of topic area Appropriateness and presence of scope notes Term hierarchy accuracy  New term development PsycINFO staff suggestions External users and experts New journal content Assessment of terms in other thesauri

25 2009 Thesaurus Update  Cognitive Linguistics  Emerging Economies  Health Literacy  Human Papillomavirus  Performance Enhancing Drugs  Statins  Transgender  Underinsured (Health Insurance)

26 Sample Searches  Classification Codes  Keywords and Index Terms  Tests and Measures  Grant/Sponsorship  Supplemental Data

27 Tutorials Presentation Archive Training Schedules Search Guides Application Guides Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms Database Record Field Guide Additional Support PsycINFO/American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC (800)

28 Now we’d like to hear from you…  Questions?  Comments?  Thoughts?

29 Thank you! PsycINFO/American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC Lisa Sick Documentation/Training Specialist


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