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Social Work: Tips for Searching PsycINFO

This is a research guide for Social Work resources through the Harold B. Lee Library.

American Psychological Association (APA) "Psyc" Databases


PsycEXTRA, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is a bibliographic and full-text companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database. The document types included in PsycEXTRA consist of technical, annual and government reports, conference papers, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, consumer brochures and more. It contains more than 120,000 records that are not indexed in any other APA database.

Subject Searching In PsycINFO

This search example demonstrates how to use PsycINFO to answer the question: What are the side effects of antipsychotics when used for treatment of schizophrenia? This example uses the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms to build a search and is showing PsycINFO on the EBSCOhost platform.

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PsycINFO Training Videos

American Psychological Association (APA) has created training videos for PschINFO.  Below are links to training vidoes which demonstrate PsycINFO on the Lee Library's on the EBSCOhost platform.

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Finding Tests and Measurements in Behavioral Sciences Databases

This guide will help you to find published and unpublished tests and measures in Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI), Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY), Tests in Print (TIP), PsycINFO, and PsychTests.

Psychology Librarian

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Subjects: Social Sciences