In the boxes on this page you will find information on searching in PsychINFO:
Just like searching in other databases, you can search in title and abstract. Click on the tab: 'Search fields' and tick the boxes: title and also abstract. Enter your words into the search screen and click on 'search'.
In the history you will see for example:
Under the tab 'Advanced search' is the possibility to search for keywords. It automatically searches for a suitable keyword (there is a check mark at 'Map Term to Subject Heading'). Tick the boxes for one or more suitable keywords.
You can reduce the number of references by removing the checkmark at 'Auto Explode'. Narrower terms like for instance 'amyotropic lateral sclerosis' will not be included.
Your Search History allows you to combine individual searches. In the example below within the domain of the search question we tick the boxes 7 and 8 and afterwards click on: 'combine selections with with OR'.
For a Basic Search, enter a word, phrase or question in the search box in ordinary language. OVID uses natural language processing to find results.
For example: 'Should returning soldiers be screened on PTSD?'. You will find relevant references in a quick and dirty way. For conducting a systematic search analyze these references for Key Concepts and Subject Headings and set up a comprehensive search.
Find lots of tips and tricks in the Quick Reference Guide of OVID!