, published by the American Psychological
Association, covers publications in the fields of psychology and behavior
(human and animal), including such subject areas as social, clinical,
cognitive, developmental, and educational psychology, and neuropsychology.
Covering 1887 through the present (more than 110 years!), it includes
references and abstracts for articles from approximately 1,300 journals,
and also for book chapters and books. Comprehensive coverage of books
is provided from 1987 to the present, including Tables-of-Contents linked
to individual chapter descriptions. The APA Thesaurus of Psychological
Index Terms is included.
While incorporating all of the PsycLIT content,
and all Knowledge Finder®
access tools (including fuzzy and Boolean text searching), the Knowledge
Finder implementation offers a unique feature set:
- All contents of PsycLIT (references to journals,
book chapters and books) are published in a single database on two CD-ROM
- Book chapter and book entries offer hypertext
cross-access. Book records showing chapter contents have hot-links to
the associated chapter records. Chapter records, in turn, have hot-links
to adjacent chapters, as well as to the “parent” book record.
- References within a PsycLIT document to other
PsycLIT database entries are hot-linked. Linked records are displayed
in separate document windows, allowing multiple documents to be viewed
- Fuzzy logic and Boolean searching make finding
documents simple and fast.
- Acclaimed Knowledge Finder search software
for WindowsTM and Macintosh® makes
content access intuitive with minimal learning.
- Easy-to-implement network access with Knowledge
Server® lets multiple workstations access the database simultaneously,
from CD-ROM or from fast magnetic storage.
- Fully compatible with Aries' Knowledge
Host® client/server network technology, providing high-performance
network access in institutional environments.
Time Period Coverage
|Articles as far back as 1887 are
indexed in the database
||Finding the documents you're
looking for is as easy as just typing the few words that you think
best characterize the article. Knowledge Finder's unique fuzzy
logic searching uses precise mathematical analysis to judge how closely
each article appears to match your search query. And search results
are presented in order of likely relevance, showing you the closest
matches first, and saving you time reviewing search results.
For precise searching, just click a button
to activate Knowledge Finder's Boolean Search mode. With
the traditional Boolean operators, nested parenthesization and truncation,
you can fine tune your search to identify the specific article for
which you're looking.
Dictionaries let you quickly find all articles by a particular author
or in a specific journal, as well as providing access by publication
and indexing date, publication type, and other journal and book/chapter
APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms
| PsycLIT with Knowledge Finder
provides you with a full and powerful implementation of the APA Thesaurus
of Psychological Index Terms.
The PsycLIT thesaurus lets you identify controlled vocabulary by both
authorized and entry terminology. Hyperlinks let you explore related
and preferred terms. Context/explosion tools let you identify and
search with broader and narrower concept sets. Scope notes guide you
in the correct interpretation and use of thesaurus terms.
| Retrieved documents are displayed
on your computer screen showing the full PsycLIT bibliographic record,
including abstracts, content notes and Tables-of-Contents where available.
The documents are presented in order of likely relevance,
so you'll see the more focused documents sooner. Book/Chapter hot-links
let you quickly navigate between related entries in a monograph citation.
Cited cross-references between APA documents are also hot-linked,
letting you quickly and easily explore the "See #..." references.
PsycLIT is for institutional use only, with annual
subscriptions available for both single station and network environments.
All PsycLIT subscriptions include quarterly updates, Knowledge Finder
software and updates, documentation, and telephone support.
Special licensing provisions apply for PsycLIT
database subscriptions. Please contact
Aries Systems for details, and for additional network pricing options.
Years of Coverage
|# of Discs
||111(110 prior +
current cumulative year-to-date)
||111 (110 prior
+ current cumulative year-to-date)
and '# of Discs' applies to 1998 edition.
Please refer to Aries' Equipment
Specifications for complete equipment requirements.
Knowledge Server and Knowledge Host,
also available from Aries Systems, lets you access your Knowledge Finder
databases in a network environment. Please contact
Aries Systems or your authorized Knowledge Finder dealer for