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					MSc SLP
PsycINFO
            Hayati Abdul
        clbha@nus.edu.sg


           Ong Hong Kiat
      mlbonghk@nus.edu.sg


              Gerrie Kow
        clbky@nus.edu.sg
Objectives
To show you how to:

   Locate relevant materials using LINC

   Access services and resources from
     Library portal

   Search PsycInfo & PubMed
    databases.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session, you will be
  able to:

   Search PsycInfo and PubMed for journal
    articles, conference papers, full-texts…

   Use LINC and Library portal to locate
    relevant materials
Contents

   Search Strategy
   LINC, Library portal & IVLE
   PubMed
   PsycInfo


   Hands-on session
Build your search
   List keywords, synonyms that
    describe your topic
       Communication disorders in children
         = Communication/language disorders,
           children

   Combine terms with Boolean
    operators - AND, OR, NOT
       Communication disorders AND children
       Communication disorders OR
         language disorders
Build your search:
Boolean operators
   AND is used to indicate that both terms
    must be present
                communication disorders
                        AND
                      children



   OR is used to indicate that either terms
    may be present
                communication disorders
                         OR
                  language disorders
Build your search:
Truncation *, Round parentheses ( )

     Use * for variant forms of term
       teen* = teens, teenagers, teenaged

       dyslex* = dyslexia, dyslexic



     Use ( ) to execute commands inside
      innermost parentheses first
      (screening or testing) and language
      = language screening, language
         testing
Library Portal




            Library
           Catalogue




Services                      Information
                E-Resources
LINC
Library INtegrated Catalogue
 Use   it to check:    Use   it to view:
   Books                 Table of Contents
   Journals              Summaries
   Microfilms            E-Journals
   Multimedia            E-Books
   Newspapers

   Theses
Features of LINC+

             Sort by relevance

                                   Recently
                                   Added
                         Summary




Faceted
Browsing                           Refine
                                   by Tags
Integrated Virtual Learning
Environment (IVLE)
   IVLE is the university’s e-learning portal through
    which NUS academics develop content and
    students access educational resources, interact
    and learn.
   Students use IVLE widely
   Readings are provided in
      PDF (E-reserves)
      persistent links to the HTML or PDF (Library
      Resources)
      hyperlinks to the online catalogue records
MSc SLP
PsycINFO



          Gerrie Kow
    clbky@nus.edu.sg
                   PsycINFO



                  Quick Reference Guide
http://www.ovid.com/site/pdf/osp/OvidSP_QRC_021108.pdf
     PsycINFO

   American Psychological Association (APA)
    database

   Provides abstracts, citations & some full-text to
    psychological literature.

   Provides access to book chapters, journal
    articles, conference reports, dissertations, etc.

   Coverage: 1806-present.
     PsycINFO: Basic Search

  Speech and language screening tools for children




speech/language    screening tools     children




       speech language screening tools children

                      * Check “Include Related Terms”
     PsycINFO: Let’s do a Basic Search!!!

      Story Recall Test: An assessment of episodic
       memory for elderly Chinese with dementia



                 episodic
story recall                     Chinese         dementia
                 memory




        story recall episodic memory chinese dementia

                         * Check “Include Related Terms”
     PsycINFO: Let’s do a Advanced Search!!!

              Perceptual and cognitive processes in
                 children with language disorders



                       cognitive                    language
perceptual processes               child/children
                       processes                    disorder/s



           (perceptual and cognitive) and process* and
                  child* and language disorder*
PsycINFO: Search Tools
  Map Term: Match your keywords to the subject
   headings used in the database.
       : Useful when you are not sure whether the
   term you are thinking of is the term used in the
   database (this may affect your results).
e.g. Aggression

  Thesaurus: See your search term displayed in a
   hierarchical manner.
        : Useful when you are exploring research
   topics. You can see the broader, narrower and
   related terms.
e.g. Language disorders
Search Fields & Multi-Field Search
 The Search Fields tab allows you to search
  very specifically within selected fields (Gives
  you more control) and browse indexes as
  well.
 e.g.
(1) Classification code: Speech & Language
  Disorders
(2) Subject Headings: Aphasia
 **Proceed to add limits (publication year, age,
  etc.)
 Multi-Field Search allows you to combine
  multiple searches at the same time (field by
  field).
    Search Tips for PsycINFO
   Basic Search

        Natural language search
        Do not enter Boolean operators, wildcards, truncation in
        search box
        Click on “Include Related Terms”
        Apply a database limit(s) – optional
        Use search aid to narrow search

   Advanced Search

        Allows for more complex and exact searches
        Use Boolean operators, such as OR, AND, NOT
        Use * for multi-character wildcard (truncation)
        More information can be found on the “Database field
         guide” on the top of the screen.
                       Scopus




User Guide
http://www.info.scopus.com/setup/promo/promo_material/docs/00000
_Scopus_User_Guide_General_4WEB08.pdf
    Scopus
   Provides indexing, abstracting of and citation
    linking to:

       peer reviewed & open access journals
       conference proceedings, books…
       web sources, author homepages, university
        sites, articles-in-press, preprints, etc.

   Coverage, 1966-
      Focused on Scientific, Technical, Medical &
       Social Sciences literature.

   Over 50% of content originates from Europe,
    Latin America and the Asia Pacific region
Scopus
               Web of Science



Quick Reference Guide

http://scientific.thomson.com/media/scpdf/webofscienceqrc.pdf
    Web of Science
   Coverage: 1980-
   Competes with Scopus
   Includes Social Sciences Citation Index,
    provides access to
      multidisciplinary & scholarly journal
       literature of the social sciences
      author abstracts

      cited references

      full text articles
Web of Science
Need Help?
   Advisory Service at
    Information Desk,
    Central Library,
    Level 5

   Email me:
    clbky@nus.edu.sg

   Tel: 6516 2028
Thank you!

				
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