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Searching PsycInfo


This page highlights some of the most popular options for narrowing your search to find more relevant resources, how to view additional information about an article, as well as how to view or request the full text of an article.

Narrowing Results

You can limit your results in a variety of ways as you can see in the image below. The most popular ways to limit are by:

  1. Publication Date
  2. Source Type, such as scholarly journals or books
  3. Age, Gender or Population discussed in the articles
  4. Methodology, such as empirical study or literature review
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Viewing Results

On the search results screen, click on the title of an article to view additional information and access or request the full text.

  1. The Title of the article appears along with its authors, journal, volume and issue (if applicable), year, and page numbers.
  2. The Abstract provides a brief summary of the article.
  3. Additional details can be found as you continue scrolling down the page. They include subject terms, additional author information, and the article's DOI, etc.
  4. A few important things about the Tools options:
    • If you intend to save a link to the article, always use the permalink tool option, rather than the URL at the top of the page.
    • The Email, Print, and Save buttons will only apply to the abstract unless the full text appears as a tab on this page.
    • The Cite button will give you an idea of how to cite the item, but it's not perfect. You should still review the citation before using it in an assignment.

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Get the Full Text

If you see a Find full text button Find full text for an article in a database, click on it to connect to the full text. If the article is not available, request it through interlibrary loan with the "Request a PDF (1-3 days)" link.