Clinical Decision Support Tools & Instructions
PsycInfo is the American Psychological Association's citation database of scholarly literature in psychology and related disciplines. Provided by Ovid, it is the key database for psychology. PsycInfo comprises peer reviewed journals, books, chapter and conference papers. 99% of the content is peer-reviewed.
Benefits of My Account in Ovid
Set up a personal account with Ovid for additional features, to save searches and set up alerts. To set this up:
This will allow you to save searches and set up alerts. Instructions are below.
Follow step by step instructions below.
The below video provides an overview and introduction to PsychInfo
Identifying Search Terms - How to search in a clinical database like PsychInfo. PsychInfo uses the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
Literature Search in Ovid - How to create a search in an Ovid database such as PsychInfo.
Boolean Operators by Database Platform chart - What boolean Operators are and how to use them in a database search.
Quick Reference Guide: APA PsycInfo on Ovid - A PDF detailing how to search in PsychInfo's database
Save a Search and Create an Alert
In Ovid you can save a search that you have created.
This means you can repeat the search at a later time, share the search with others and have a saved copy you can make changes to as you search.
You can also create an auto-alert which will let you know when more articles related to your search have been added to the database.
Follow the step by step instructions to save a search in Ovid.
Selecting & exporting results
Results can be printed, emailed or exported to a reference manager, Word or Excel.
Follow step by step instructions below
To find the full text of results. Within PsycInfo on the right hand side is a link to full text options. Some articles will not have a full text link or the link leads to a page with no download option available.
Use the Article Request Form when searching on the library website or email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org for help accessing articles.
Download LibKey Nomad in your preferred browser to find full-text PDFs quickly and easily. After downloading the browser extension, set your organisation to 'Monash Health Library'. When exporting database results in Embase, a LibKey Link will be added to your Word or Excel file.
See our one page guide for accessing full-text journal articles through the library.
Library webinars are run regularly on a range of topics. See list of Upcoming Events below.
Advanced Literature and Ovid Platform RECORDINGS available on LATTE - Click here to watch.
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