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Psychology: PsycINFO: three brief tutorials

PsycINFO: Getting Started

This video illustrates a sample search of PsycINFO on the EBSCOhost platform. The video demonstrates how to use the elements of a research question to build a search with the PsycINFO thesaurus.

The PsycINFO Thesaurus

The PsycINFO Thesaurus provides the authoritative indexing terms used by the database. Index terms are controlled vocabulary terms used in database records to make searching easier and more successful. By standardizing the words or phrases used to represent concepts, you don't need to try and figure out all the ways different authors could refer to the same concept.

The tutorial below demonstrates how (and why) to use the thesaurus when searching PsycINFO via EBSCOhost.

Finding Peer-Reviewed Empirical Articles in PsycINFO

This tutorial demonstrates how to find three peer-reviewed empirical journal articles in PsycINFO via EBSCOhost.

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