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Effective Database Searching: PsycINFO (Ovid)

This guide to key library databases helps you decide which databases to use and assists you in searching them more effectively.

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PsycINFO (Ovid) Overview

Covers the world's literature in psychology and the behavioral sciences. Produced by the American Psychological Association and available through Ovid at Mayo.

Strengths

- Focuses on psychology & the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, nursing, education, and management/organizational psychology

- Includes references to journal articles, dissertations, selected books/book chapters

- Coverage from 1806 to date

- Subject headings unique to the psychology literature

- Offers proximity searching capability. For example, physician adj5 relationship allows you to search for a string of terms within five words of physician and relationship such as relationship of the physician to the patient

- Includes a field for searching Tests and Measures [field is labeled TM]

Limitations

- Many of the journals/books contained in PsycINFO aren't available at Mayo and would need to be requested from another library via interlibrary loan

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