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Understanding Results Page

Tips on Searching PsycINFO

Results Page Tips

1. Modify Search
Click Modify search to make changes to your current search strategy (you can also make changes to your search directly in the search box).

2. Search Within
Use the Search within to run a search within the current results. Add additional keywords and the search will look for the keywords in the set of current search results. Selecting Search within toggles you to the bottom of the search results page.

3. Related Searches
In this box you'll find a number of suggested related searches that you might like to try.

4. Save Search/Alert 
Use the Save search to save the search strategy to your My Research account. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in. If you don’t have an account you can sign up for one here too. Create alert sets up an email alert that you schedule and when new records are added to the database that match your search criteria, the records will be emailed to you.

5. Results Tool Bar
For any items that you may have marked, use one of these tools to work with the marked items. Mark items individually or select all items on the page from the results tool bar.

The Cite tool generates a bibliography in any of the supported styles available from the pull-down menu. Copy and paste the generated bibliography into a document and make any necessary edits. Remember to always check for accuracy.

Email or Print any marked items.

Export items into a bibliographic manager like RefWorks. Exporting moves a copy of the record out of PsycINFO and into RefWorks

6. Source Type Icon
Hover over the Source type icon for the source type of the document. A high proportion of the results in PsycINFO will be scholarly journals.

7. Find It  
In order to locate the full-text of the journal article click on t
he "FindIt" button: 

8. Preview
Hover over Preview to view the major fields of the record including the abstract and subjects. Please see the Preview screenshot to the right.

9. Sort Results By
One may sort results in different ways. The most common is the default: Publication date (most recent first).

10. Narrow Results By
Use the Narrow results by to apply additional limits (also known as filters or facets) to refine your results. The limits are pulled from the list of available indexed/searchable fields that appear in the current result set. The limits include source, publication title, record type, subject, classification, age group, population, methodology, language, and publication date. 

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