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Databases in Focus: PsycInfo (via the Ovid interface)

Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), PsycInfo is the most comprehensive database for coverage of international literature on the behavioural and social sciences. Use PsycInfo to locate articles of interest from core psychology journals, as well as publications on psychological aspects of other disciplines, such as business, sports, education, social work, pharmacology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. With records spanning several centuries through to the present, this key database is available at UniSA via the sophisticated Ovid interface, along with other key databases focused on human health.

Session overview:

  • Discover why and when to use PsycInfo (Ovid)
  • Learn about other APA databases available at UniSA such as PsycArticles and PsycExtra
  • Practice basic searching
  • Find relevant publications fast using PsycInfo refinement options such as content classification codes, methodology values, age group terms, the tests & measures field, and clinical queries retrieving methodologically sound primary studies and reviews
  • Learn key features of the contemporary Ovid platform
  • Learn about advanced search options, such as:
    • how to use the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms
    • combining and editing searches using the search history
  • The last part of the session will briefly outline how to use PsycInfo for systematic searching as part of a reportable, comprehensive search strategy
     

Databases in Focus

The UniSA Library Databases in Focus series showcases features of databases available to UniSA students and staff. These concise one-hour workshops provide the opportunity to explore what these powerful literature search tools can offer for study, teaching, and research.

Date:
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Online
Campus:
Online
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