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- PsycINFO covers all of psychology and
the psychological topics of related disciplines
written in 27 languages since 1887.
Updated monthly, published by the American Psychological Association (APA),
this abstracting and linking service provides more than two million citations
from more than two thousand periodicals.
More than ninety percent of the material cited is peer-reviewed.
About fourteen percent of the citations link to the full text articles.
PsycINFO is available to current UT Arlington faculty and
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A truncation symbol in PsycINFO
is an asterisk ( * ).
When this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that word.
For example, the command "homeless*" will have the computer search engine
look for both "homeless" and "homelessness" and any other possible ending
for that word.
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(women* OR woman* OR female* girl*) AND
(homeless* OR runaway*)
The first part of this statement will find material about females.
The second part will look
for the words "homeless" or "homelessness" or "runaway" or "runaways".
then links the first set with the second.
This might be an effective
way to look for information about
female child abuse survivors.
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