PsycINFO has several powerful features to help you find relevant articles, book chapters, and dissertations for your assignments.These include:
These features are explained more fully below.
For example, searching for gender gives you nearly 200,000 hits, most of which happen to mention gender but don't actually focus on it.
On the left you can narrow these results by subject — what you really want, and what the articles will actually be about.
Human Sex Differences may be closest to what you're looking for, so click on it.
This gives you new results, as well as more subjects to choose from. If you click on Stereotyped Attitudes from the next list, you end up with 875 focused results.
Keep in mind that Human Sex Differences is still part of your search.
If you're more interested in just Stereotyped Behavior, click the small X next to Human Sex Differences to remove it (this is in the upper left corner of the results list). Your results increase to over 2,000.
On the Advanced Search page, you can specify your search in several useful ways:
Other helpful limiters include:
Searching by keyword usually gives you something, but the results may be overwhelming or imprecise, even with limiters and narrowing your results.
Increase their relevancy and usefulness by using the thesaurus as shown in this video.