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WELCOME: 

WELCOME SEARCHING / PSYCINFO DEMO / FINDING REFERENCES http://www.hw.ac.uk/library/LifeSciences/lsinfoskills.htm#Advanced

CONTENT: 

CONTENT PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SEARCHING PSYCINFO DEMO FINDING REFERENCES PRACTICAL SESSION (OWN TIME)

BUILD A SEARCH STRATEGY: 

BUILD A SEARCH STRATEGY Clear research/essay question Identify key CONCEPTS Identify relevant resources Identify KEYWORDS Broad and narrow terms Synonyms and alternative terms Alternative spellings/plurals AND, OR, NOT (combining) Applying limits

RESEARCH QUESTION: 

RESEARCH QUESTION Define the question you are asking - eg 'Discuss the role of personality traits in treatment outcomes for depression' Identify main CONCEPTS = KEYWORDS

FIND RELEVANT SOURCES: 

FIND RELEVANT SOURCES Every database has a different subject SCOPE andamp; COVERAGE Some specialise in one subject area eg PSYCINFO Some are MULTIDISCIPLINARY resources eg Web of Science

FIND RELEVANT SOURCES: 

FIND RELEVANT SOURCES Library Website andgt; Databases page http://www1.hw.ac.uk/library/electresa2z.php How to Find Out Guide for Applied Psychology http://www.hw.ac.uk/library/LifeSciences/lspsychol.htm PsycINFO via Ovid Online Subject Coverage: Sports science , psychology, social sciences Type: Bibliographic database Format: Networked On-Campus Access: ip Address (click on Connect) Off-Campus Access: ATHENS USERNAME AND PASSWORD REQUIRED [ Connect ] [ Information ]

KEYWORDS: 

KEYWORDS PERSONALITY TRAITS / TREATMENT OUTCOMES / DEPRESSION Related to the main CONCEPTS Provide SEARCH TERMS to use in the literature search

IMPORTANCE OF KEYWORDS: 

IMPORTANCE OF KEYWORDS Wrong keywords = wrong information Too narrow = not enough information Too broad = too much information

BROAD/NARROW KEYWORDS: 

BROAD/NARROW KEYWORDS Distinguish broad and narrow terms – eg PERSONALITY / PERSONALITY TRAITS / POSITIVISM Narrow terms fit inside broad terms Personality Personality Traits Positivism Tolerance

ALTERNATIVE TERMS / WORD ROOTS / PLURALS: 

ALTERNATIVE TERMS / WORD ROOTS / PLURALS Alternative terms Personality Character / disposition / temperament Personality traits Personality factors Americanisms Behaviour Behavior Plurals Personality trait/s Word roots Personal$ Personality / personalities, personal, personalise, personalisation, etc

STRATEGY MAP: 

STRATEGY MAP Good idea to note main CONCEPTS with ALL KEYWORDS for each concept

STRATEGY MAP: 

STRATEGY MAP PERSONALITY TRAITS Personality factors Narrower Term Positivism Tolerance Broader Term Personality Character Temperament Disposition TREATMENT OUTCOME/S Therapeutic outcome/s Recovery Narrower Term Psychotherapeutic outcome Broader Term Outcome/s DEPRESSION Depressive – State/s Symptom/s Narrower Term Recurrent depression Atypical depression Broader Term Emotional states

BUILDING BLOCK TECHNIQUE: 

BUILDING BLOCK TECHNIQUE Search for each concept Combine concepts AND, OR, NOT

AND, OR, NOT: 

AND, OR, NOT SET 1= PERSONALITY TRAITS SET 2 - DEPRESSION

STRATEGY MAP: 

STRATEGY MAP Personality Trait/s OR Personality factor/s OR Positivism OR Tolerance Treatment Outcome/s OR Therapeutic outcome/s OR Recovery Depression OR Depressive State/s OR Depressive Symptom/s AND AND PERSONALITY TRAITS TREATMENT OUTCOME DEPRESSION

APPLYING LIMITS: 

APPLYING LIMITS Date ranges Publication type Language

ITERATIVE APPROACH: 

ITERATIVE APPROACH Seldom right first time Expect to Re-work Modify Try again Modify each set of results until you find what you’re looking for Very seldom you get exactly what you want first time!

Slide18: 

DEMO OF PSYCHINFO http://www1.hw.ac.uk/library/electresa2z.php#OVID Off-campus = Athens username / password

PSYCINFO: 

PSYCINFO Produced by APA Psychology andamp; related fields Sociology, criminology, medicine, psychiatry Records for- Journal articles / books / chapters / reports / dissertations 2 million+ records 1806- Updated weekly

RESULTS SUMMARY: 

RESULTS SUMMARY A SET of records of published items RECORDS - ALWAYS give BIBLIOGRAPHIC DETAILS MOST OFTEN also give an ABSTRACT SOMETIMES also link to FULL-TEXT electronic documents PRINT, EMAIL, SAVE RECORDS/FULL-TEXT

LOCATING FULL-TEXT: 

LOCATING FULL-TEXT Link to full-text on-screen from within database record (where available) Use library CATALOGUE to see if we have the item in print copy Use library A-Z list of electronic journals to see if we offer electronic access Search other library catalogues (via HWUL webpages) Request item/s on Inter-Library Loan

SUMMARY: 

SUMMARY PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SEARCHING PSYCINFO DEMO FINDING REFERENCES PRACTICAL SESSION (OWN TIME)

MORE INFORMATION: 

MORE INFORMATION How to Find Out in Life Sciences Literature / database searching http://www.hw.ac.uk/library/LifeSciences/lsinf skills.htm#Advanced Use online help screens/tutorials Contact Subject Librarian

CONTACT DETAILS: 

CONTACT DETAILS Marion Kennedy Subject Librarian (Chemistry andamp; Life Sciences) t: 3583 e:M.L.Kennedy@hw.ac.uk Enquiry desk: Mondays andamp; Tuesdays 1-5pm

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