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1 1 Online Searching, 4 th ed. Chapter 5 PsycINFO Search Example 1 and 1 Redone: Building Your Search Concept By Concept Getting More with OR (“effect of peer pressure on self esteem”) pp Librarian’s Guide to Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction

2 2 Other key feature: Map to Subject Heading PsycINFO from Ovid – Advanced Search screen First and foremost – the Search History list

3 3 “Continue” Peer Pressure (“concept 1”) results set

4 4 On to the 2 nd concept: “Focus” – and Continue… Ready to combine!

5 5 Two ways to combine search sets: Either in the search box, using the set numbers and writing out the Boolean operators… Two ways to combine search sets: Either in the search box, using the set numbers and writing out the Boolean operators… …or using the checkboxes and built- in Boolean functions in the Search History display

6 6 Either combining method achieves the same end result. But it’s not a lot to work with. Hmmm.

7 7 You can choose all the headings that look most-related, the closest synonyms for your concept. You DO want to Combine your selections with OR! (pause and reflect: do you truly understand why you want to OR them?) You DO want to Combine your selections with OR! (pause and reflect: do you truly understand why you want to OR them?)

8 8 Hm. Still kind of a lot…

9 9 Limits to the rescue! Choose… and click Search. Even though there’s nothing in the search box. It works.


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