APA PsycInfo is a psychological and behavioral science database that includes over 4 million abstracts for peer-reviewed articles and book chapters from the early 1800s to the present.
It is a partially full text database, meaning that PDFs for some articles will be discoverable in PsycInfo. For others, click on the "Check Reed Holdings" link to see if we subscribe to full text through another database platform. If that is not successful, you can always make an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request to gain access to the article.
Basic Search Tips:
|OR||At least one term must appear||liver OR cirrhosis|
|AND||Both terms must appear||addiction AND behavior|
|NOT||Exclude one term||lung AND NOT cancer|
|" "||Exact phrase search, looks for the exact phrase or word||"behavior" returns behavior not behaviour|
|( )||Search inside the parentheses is executed first||(snake OR frog) and behavior|
|*||Wildcard search, looks for the root word and alternate endings or beginnings||therap* will return therapy, therapies, therapist, therapists, therapeutic, etc.|
|?||Wildcard search, looks for the word with any single character in place of the ?||wom?n will return women, woman, womyn, etc.|
|N#||Proximity search, terms must be # number of words near each other, in any order||therapy N/5 sleep|
|W#||Proximity search, terms must be # number of words near each other, in a order||"whole genome" W/4 sequence|
Subject vs Keyword Searching: