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Contains nearly two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations, all in the field of psychology
Provides indexing and abstracts for journals and ERIC documents in areas relating to education at all levels. |
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PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Use Google's search capability to locate scholarly materials
Best Bet: Thesaurus terms / Subjects / Descriptors in PsycINFO and ERIC (EbscoHost)
Word(s) and/or phrase(s) used to describe a specific concept or idea
Individual citations are reviewed, usually by a subject specialist, and the appropriate term is applied (even if the author does not use that exact term
Keywords (Google Scholar)
Word in title or abstract (or other text field in a database)
For full-text databases: any
word anywhere in an article (often including footnotes and references) might be a keyword. Google Scholar articles can be from questionable journals
Best Bet! Locate Thesaurus Terms in the PsycInfo and ERIC
Best Bet for Thesaurus Terms
ERIC (EbscoHost) Thesaurus
Research Question to Search Terms
PsycInfo Find Your Terms
Think of your research question in two or three concepts.
Use the Thesaurus to build search terms for each concept
Always use Advanced Search
BEST BET! Choose 1 Thesaurus Term to be the MAIN TOPIC
The second and if necessary, a third term do not need to limited to a certain field