APA PsycINFO indexes psychological research and its applications. Source types include peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters, dissertations, conference proceedings, and more. Subject coverage includes:
Unique search options are included on the Advanced Search page as different ways to find relevant information.
These facets make it easy for researchers to limit their search to a specific age group (e.g. adolescence), methodology (e.g. clinical case study) and document type (e.g. journal article). Those are just a few of the examples of search filters you can apply on the Advanced Search page.
Next to the search bars, click on "Select a Field (optional)" to search through various fields. Read more about some of the most useful ones below:
|Field Name||Label||Search Examples & Explanation|
|Abstract||AB||AB(child welfare worker)
The abstract provided by the journal is reproduced with little or no modifications. If no abstract is provided, one is created by the editorial team. Abstracts are available from 1987.
Finds documents written by a particular author. Use the Look Up list to verify the various formats of the same name.
Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
Finds specific document types such as article, journal, book, etc.
Search for author-supplied keywords.
Searches for journals or publications where the keyword is located in its name/title.
Look for articles about a specific subject. To run an exact subject search where only “race” is retrieved and not subject terms that contain additional terms, search using EXACT.
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