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PSY 302 – Child Development

Using Search Everything

SEARCH EVERYTHING searches through the majority of the Library's databases, e-book/book collection, newspapers and more. You can view a video demonstrating the various features of Search Everything embedded in the screen capture below. 

1. If you are trying to locate a specific study, type in the title of the article, if known.  In my case, I don't know the exact title, but I know the name of one of the authors (Julia Parish-Morris), and I know that she has done research on the topic of autism, girls, and their use of social language.  The study was also likely published in 2022, since the Psychology Today article was published in 2022.  If I type those keywords into Search Everything, I will be able to retrieve the study referred to in the article.

2. If I am looking for articles related to an already identified topic, you can identify your keywords and click the Go button. Your keywords should reflect the broad concepts of what you are looking for, and what terms you would like to see reflected in your results.  There is an implicit AND between concepts; Search Everything assumes you want results with all concepts included. 

It also searches for related terms, e.g. synonyms. "Phrase searching" will look for results with the exact phrase included. Truncation, using the *, looks for root variants, e.g. canad* will find canada, canadian, canadien

For example: "autism spectrum disorder" gender differences communication



2. Review the Abstract under Quick Look, or the Table of Contents, where available. The abstract is a summary of the full article, while the table of contents gives you the list of chapters that are included in a book. 

Check to see that the resource is appropriate for the assignment, and reflects the course content. You will want to ensure that the article is reporting on original research, and can be considered a primary source. Click on the “Full Text” link to read the item.

3. To save your records, mark and email them to yourself - use the option to email them in the citation style of your choice to save time with references!