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PsycINFO contains references to (and some full text of) all kinds of sources in psychology & related fields (1887-pres.), including journal articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and book chapters.

To use PsycINFO:
  • Go to the Library homepage (www.loyola.edu/library).
  • Select Databases by Title in the center column, then choose "P" and choose PsycINFO: or choose Databases by Subject, choose Psychology and PsycInfo will be the first database listed.
  • Determine appropriate search terms or keywords for your topic and enter these in the search boxes.
Combine keywords using AND or OR.
  • AND: use AND to find articles containing both your search terms.
    • Example: To find articles on the long-term effects of taking medication for attention deficit disorder, search for attention deficit AND medication AND long-term effects. To do this, enter attention deficit in the first search box, medication in the second box, and long-term effects in the third box.
  • OR: use OR to find articles with either term. Enter both terms in the same search box, connect with "or", and enclose with parentheses. OR is often used for related terms.
    • Example: to find articles on either attention deficit or ADHD, enter (attention deficit or ADHD) in one of the search boxes
  • Truncation: use * to find words with the same root.
    • Example: effect* will retrieve effect, effects and effective. Teen* would retrieve teen, teenager and teenagers, etc.
  • Subject searching: when you find a good article, look at the full record to find the subjects assigned to it. Use these subject terms in your search.
    • Example: the subject Drug Therapy is used for 'medication'.
Full-text Articles:
  • To view your retrieved citations, click on the linked title. If there is a link to "Linked Full Text," click on it to view the full-text article.
  • If there is no direct link to full-text, use to determine if the article is available online or in print at the library.
  • If the article you need is not available at the Library, you can request it using Interlibrary Loan (ILL) link on the page brought up by the 'search for full text' button or on the library home page.
Saving Citations:
  • Click on the folder icon labeled "Add" next to each citation to collect references into your folder. Click on the folder to see your collected citations and/or full-text articles, then select "Print," "E-mail," or "Save to Disk."
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