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PSY 206: Experimental Methodology Lab: Finding search terms in PsycInfo/PsycArticles

Finding search terms

PsycInfo and PsycArticles have a Thesaurus to help you find the terms that are used consistently throughout.  Ebsco's tutorial on using the Thesaurus is available here.

Finding search terms another way

First, do your keyword search:

Step 2

Once your results are displayed, you'll see these options on the lower left:

Step 3

You can select one of these by clicking in the box and clicking "update"; this  will search for the overlap between the new term(s) you select and your original term:

Or click "show more" to see the complete list.  If you choose multiples it will join them with OR. But they will be joined to your original term with AND.