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Today’s Session PsycINFO Content and Coverage Record Structure Sample Searches Training Resources Questions
Coverage & Selection
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
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
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…
PsycINFO Multidisciplinary Coverage Business Communications Education Testing Human factors engineering Life sciences Human resources Marketing Nutrition Pharmaceuticals Coaching Forensics Environment And more…
PsycINFO Record Structure From an indexer’s perspective
How is a record created? Bibliographic citation Indexing Keywords Controlled vocabulary from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms Classification codes Fields and limits
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.
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.
Value added fields Author affiliation and correspondence address Conference information Conference notes Granting and funding agencies Tests and measures Appended
Limits Age Group Supplemental Data Appended Internet Available Classification Code Document Type Methodology Population Group Geographic Location
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.
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
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
June 2009 Reload New fields Publication Status Publication Date Publication History Copyright Dissertation Document Type Global corrections Thesaurus update
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
Sample Searches Classification Codes Keywords and Index Terms Tests and Measures Grant/Sponsorship Supplemental Data
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)
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