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Psychology Database

Searchable Fields

An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.


Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract  AB AB(bipolar)

The abstract provided by the journal is reproduced with little or no modifications. If no abstract is provided, one is created by the ProQues editorial team, drawing on the article’s text and concepts.  Abstracts are available from 1987.
Accession Number AN AN(3049079440)

Search the unique database ID for articles and documents.
Anywhere except full text ALL ALL(gender ideals)     

Searches for keywords in the citation and abstract. It is a full record search, but does not include a search on the full text.
Author AU AU(Buck, Benjamin)     

Finds documents written by a particular author. Use the Look Up list to verify the various formats of the same name. 
Cited Author CAU CAU(Maslow)     

Searches for an author that is part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Document Title CTI CTI(holocaust AND identity)    

Search for document titles that are part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Publication Date CYR CYR(October 1987)    

Searches for publication dates that are part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Publication Title CPUB CPUB(american psychiatry)   

Searches for a publication title that is part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Company/Organization  ORG ORG(Ford)      

Searches for a company or other organizations featured prominently in an article. 
Document Feature  DF DF(Chart)     

Searches for features in an article such as charts, diagrams, illustrations or photographs.
Document Text FT FT(aging myth)    

Searches for keywords in the body of the article. 
Document Title TI TI(art AND early childhood)    

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
Image Caption CAP CAP(Freud)    

Search the brief description usually accompanying an illustration or photograph
International Standard Serials Number ISSN ISSN(00014788)     

Looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Location  LOC LOC(Austin)     

Specific geographic area or location.
Person  PER PER(A Alzheimer)      

Finds articles mentioning a person.
Publication date PD PD(19871020)     

Specific publication date. 
Publication Title PUB PUB(financial times)     

Specific publication or publications.
References REF REF(Barnett-Hart, Anna Katherine)       

Looks for the data in a cited reference. It will search all of the main components of a cited reference (cited author, cited document title, cited publication date, and cited publication title). 
Section SEC SEC (Editorial)  

Search for documents in a specific section of a publication.
Subject Heading(All) SU SU(Accounts)  

Look for articles about a specific subject. A search for the subject heading “accounts,” will find articles with the subject accounts, health savings accounts or checking accounts. To run an exact subject search where only “accounts” is retrieved and not subject terms that contain additional terms, search using EXACT.       

SU.EXACT(accounts)