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PsycINFO examples

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Sometimes there are a lot of ways to describe the group you're interested in. In this case the first two lines are used to describe the group of interest (LGBT youth).  For both the first and second lines, ORs are included to string together the many terms that describe our group. The third line describes the contributor (bullying) and the fourth line describes the outcome (depression)...


When reviewing the search results, be sure to look at subject terms assigned to articles that seem like good matches. They may include terms you should go back and add to your search...  


Similarly, when you begin typing your search in PsycINFO, you may be prompted with terms related to your search. Be sure to review these and add to your search as needed. 


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