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PSYC 387 Community Psychology: Search Strategies

Selecting Keywords

Phrase Searching & Nesting

Boolean Operators


UMBC - Searching Tutorials

Keyword Searching Tips

  1. Search by words and phrases instead of sentences
  2. Breakdown by concepts
  3. Look at the subject headings/index terms for synonyms and alternate terms

Thesaurus Terms

Thesaraus Terms for : Mental health

  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Care Barriers Use Treatment Barriers
  • Mental Health Care Costs Use Health Care Costs
  • Mental Health Care Policy Use Health Care Policy
  • Mental Health Centers (Community) Use Community Mental Health Centers
  • Mental Health Consultation Use Professional Consultation
  • Mental Health Inservice Training
  • Metnal Health Literacy Use Health literacy
  • Mental Health Personnel
  • Mental Health Service Needs Use Health Service Needs Use Health Service Needs