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Searching Features of APA PsycInfo

Searching Multiple Databases

You can search multiple Ebsco databases at once. Above the three search boxes, click on "choose databases." You can search select databases or all of them simultaneously. 

Using EbscoHost in APA PsycInfo

The APA PsycInfo database offers a great opportunity to manage your research. You can place articles into a folder, save your searches, and get a permanent link to the article. The information remains in a folder indefinitely so you can access it any time. You can create multiple folders for different research projects.

Getting Started:

  1. In the blue tool bar, click on "Sign In"
  2. You will need to "Sign Up" the first time which only takes a minute or two.

Save Articles:

  • When viewing citations, click the "Add to Folder" button.

Save Searches:

  1. Click on "Search History" located just under the search form
  2. Click "Save Searches / Alerts"
  3. Name your search and save

How to Cite Your Article:

  1. Click on "Cite" on the right side of the screen.
  2. Choose the APA format
  3. Cut & paste this into your bibliography. However, sometimes there are errors so make sure you check the citation for accuracy.

Permanent Link:

  • The URL at the top of the page is temporary. For a permanent link you can embed in a presentation or email to someone, use the Permalink feature instead.

Retrieving Articles & Searches:

  • Click on "Folder" in the blue tool bar. In addition to a list of your articles, you will get these links on the left side of the page:

My EbscoHost is available in over 60 databases.

Page last updated on September 15, 2022