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NEUR 480 and PSY 493/495 - Senior Seminar: Finding journal articles

This guide supports the Fall 2018 senior seminars in Psychology and Neuroscience.

PsycINFO

Tutorial from APA on using the Thesaurus in PsycINFO on Ebsco

Tips for Searching PsycInfo

  • Use the thesarus to find the proper subject term for your topic to narrow and focus your results
    • Use explode function in the thesaurus to expand your search; it will find the first level of narrower terms.
    • Use major concept function in the thesaurus to narrow and focus your search.
  • If a specific subject (thesaurus) terms cannot be found, try doing a keyword search and then pay close attention to the subject headings of those articles which seem most relevant to your topic.
  • Use indexes such as author and journal to focus on specific authors or publications.
  • Make use of existing bibliographies to find additional articles

Other Databases

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search