Click on the link above for notes on PsycINFO features (on the Ovid platform) and how to use them for successful search
Last updated March 14th 2018
PsycINFO is an abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioural sciences and mental health.
Coverage extends from 1806 to the present.
There are records for peer-reviewed journals, books, book chapters, and theses.
Subject coverage extends beyond psychology to include selected material from related disciplines such as medicine, law, social work, neuroscience, and business.
These notes include:-
Boolean Logic - essential for any database searching
Wildcard and Truncation Symbols
Using Parentheses - to protect your logic and avoid nasty shocks in your search results
Field Codes - to search for words from authors' names, titles of articles, and more
The Thesaurus (PsycINFO Headings) - an indispensable aid in searching for subjects
Exploding Thesaurus Terms - for more detailed and comprehensive searching
Adding limits to searches - to refine search results by age, language, publication type etc.
Displaying Search Results - you can tailor the display to suit your needs
Printing, Emailing or Exporting Results to EndNote- it's so easy!
Saving searches and Setting up Alerts - you'll need to create a personal account first