If you’ve used PsycINFO lately, you’ve probably noticed its new look – the database has moved to a new platform. While the articles contained in the database have not changed, certain features have changed. Major changes users need to look out for: 1) the menu for narrowing search results now shows up on the right hand side, and 2) “Descriptors” are now called “Subjects” – they can be accessed by clicking on a “Suggested subjects” at the top of the search results page, or by clicking on an article’s title in the search results list.
Search tips can be accessed by clicking on the “Search tips” link on the right hand side of the screen.
ProQuest’s new platform contains many new features and functions: personal accounts to save and share findings, keyword recommendations, and advanced searches that allow for command-line searches as well as figures and tables. Subject area thumbnail images feature databases within each category, and “Smart Search” suggests subjects to help pinpoint information. “Article Previews”, “Keywords in Context”, and “Narrow Results By” can be used to effectively filter search results. “Deep Indexing” technology extends searches to within article images, which can also be saved and used in presentations. The “My Research” feature allows for easy citation and sharing of content. Articles can be translated, findings linked to social media sites, and related articles are recommended to allow for further exploration of related content. Finally, the “Alert” tool allows researchers to stay on top of the most current research being posted in the database.
For additional details on the above please see: http://www.proquest.com/assets/media/products/platform/1631_demo0.html
For a user guide on how to begin your research within Proquest platforms please see:
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