The most comprehensive medical database. This resource covers medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, biomedical research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. This version utilizes the EBSCO interface with the option to search across multiple EBSCO databases.
Database of peer-reviewed journal articles and books for the sciences and social sciences.
Note: Cline Library's ScienceDirect subscription is limited to journals. The ScienceDirect interface links to content we do not subscribe to most e-books, and some journals.
Searching PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES
Step One: Identify the topic and consider two to three concepts that directly relate to the topic.
Use the chart below as a guide.
Can altruistic behavior help break cycles of addiction?
Consider alternative keywords for the concepts
Step Two: Develop a search strategy using the keywords and/or phrases. Less is more; start with a few keywords and if necessary build a more comprehensive search. See search tips below.
Step Three: Recognize that databases have similar features, such as “limiters” or ways to narrow the search results (e.g., date of publication, peer-reviewed journal, and full-text). Apply limiters if necessary.
Step Four: View the results. If the search strategy did not return any results try changing the keywords.
Search tips for PsycINFO (EBSCOhost)
Exact phrase searching
Omit or ignore a term
Expand the search to include either or both terms
Structure a Boolean (AND, OR, NOT) search
Truncate a term or complete a phrase
Wildcard used to replace a single letter
Wildcard used for alternate spellings
N and a number
Finds terms near x terms
W and a number
Finds terms within x terms in order
Try not to use punctuation
Databases ignore these unless it is a question mark