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Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new term; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.


anorexia AND control

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.

"eating disorders" AND control

Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word.  Using control* as a search term will include results that refer to control, controls, controlled, controling.



 In PsycINFO, limit results by Methodology or Age Group in the "Only Show Content Where" box:

psycnet limiting

Where's the Rest of the Article?

Sometimes an article database, such as Academic Search Complete or PsycINFO, only provides a citation for an article but not the complete text.  NOVA might have the complete text of the article in a different database, though Click here to learn how to find out.