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ERIC Number: ED291377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Accessing the BIOSIS Previews Database in Clinical Psychology.
Piotrowski, Chris; Perdue, Bob
The efficacy of using the BIOSIS Previews database as an online information retrieval tool in clinical psychology was investigated in a study conducted at the University of West Florida. Recognizing the importance of multi-database searching strategies when seeking comprehensive results, this study compared the citation output of this underutilized database to that of PsycINFO for five practical examples of interest to clinical psychologists: (1) hypertension; (2) the Beck Depression Inventory; (3) headache and depression; (4) homicide and gunshot/bullet; and (5) MMPI and law/legal/forensic. For four of the five search examples the number of citations retrieved indicated a superior performance for BIOSIS Previews. In the fifth search, six citations in BIOSIS Previews and 10 citations in PsycINFO yielded 15 unique citations as there was only one overlap. These results attest to the usefulness of accessing BIOSIS as an adjunct retrieval strategy when searching the professional literature in the behavioral sciences. A table displays the results of the five searches for both databases and four references are listed. (CGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Identifiers: BIOSIS Previews; PsycINFO