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EDPY 262 - Community-Based Research Methods: PsycINFO
Updated weekly. (JSTOR may not have latest 3-5 years.)
It's the best way to search articles by method used (empirical, imaging, twin study, etc.).
It's the best way to search studies by test or measure used (MMPI, Beck Depression Inventory, etc.).
Find the first article published on a topic sorting by "Date Oldest." (Google Scholar can't be sorted by date.)
Every article is classified by subject. That means you get every article on a subject.
Created by the APA, it's the standard tool for psychologists.
can take you to the full text article, or to an interlibrary loan request.
See these video tutorials for demonstrations of some of PsycInfo's advanced search techniques.
Let's try a PsycINFO search on the relationship between children's literature and children's development.
In the Advanced Search, we can put "children's literature" OR "picture books" OR "children's books" in the first line. The quotation marks will search for those exact phrases. The "OR" will give you results containing any one of those phrases.
On the second line, we can put development as a Subject Term to combine the two concepts.
Books: 5 votes (19.23%)
Articles published before 1950: 0 votes (0%)
Newspaper articles: 4 votes (15.38%)
Peer-reviewed journal articles: 1 votes (3.85%)
None of the above--they're all in PsycINFO: 16 votes (61.54%)
Total Votes: 26
Give up.: 0 votes (0%)
Buy it online.: 0 votes (0%)
Ask Christine to buy it.: 0 votes (0%)
Request it via interlibrary loan.: 23 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 23
A: Community Engagement: 0 votes (0%)
B: Citizen Participation: 0 votes (0%)
C: Community Involvement: 4 votes (13.33%)
D: Service Learning: 0 votes (0%)
E: C and D: 15 votes (50%)
F: All of the above: 11 votes (36.67%)
Total Votes: 30
Click on "Cited References" to browse articles included in the bibliography.: 2 votes (10%)
Click on "Times Cited in This Database" to find articles that have cited this article.: 0 votes (0%)
Click on the author's name to see if she has written anything else related.: 0 votes (0%)
Click on a subject term to find other articles with the same topic.: 0 votes (0%)