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Psychology 130: Using PsycInfo

Searching with PscyInfo

Find Causes

Find Research Based on Certain Methods

Just a sample... there are more!

Combining Terms, OR and AND

Combine terms using OR and AND (Boolean Operators) for a more focused search.  OR for synonyms, AND to add two concepts.

  • teenager OR adolescent
  • adolescent AND anorexia
  • (teenager OR adolescent) AND (anorexia OR bulimia)

Boolean Operators

Limits, Filters, etc.

A very powerful feature of PsycINFO is the ability to restrict your search by the following:

  • Date published
  • Language
  • Age of subject population (from infants to very old)
  • Methodology of research
  • Population (human or animal, male/female, inpatient/outpatient)
  • Geographic location.
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