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How do I open a document in PsycInfo?

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2018  |  3 Views
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When searching PsycInfo, if you go to the “Advanced Search” option, it defaults to the thesaurus for subject term headings, so you will know which term(s) to use for your topic. Otherwise there may not be any relevant results. So, under Advanced Search, if you type in your topic human attraction, there will be various terms that display as subject headings. Selecting from the terms, you can then redo the search with that term, but first deselect the box for subject terms on the “Advanced Search” screen and also select the Full-Text option in the left column, so you can retrieve results that will be full documents (otherwise you will get a lot of abstracts, or summaries, in addition to complete articles). Also check the drop- down arrow next to “Select A Field” beside your search term and select “SU Subject.” Note also that your results will be articles, not books.

When you see an article that you want to read, simply click on the pdf or html option to view it. You can also send it to your email and select the citation style you need. Be careful of the APA citations, though, as these often are formatted incorrectly with all words capitalized in the article title (only the first word in the article title and subtitle should be capitalized, and also any proper nouns (name of persons or places) or it may have other errors. You can check the OWL Purdue website for correct APA formatting:

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