Take this tutorial to learn some features of APA PsycINFO to make your searching more effective and efficient.
Using APA PsycInfo Thesaurus
The APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms is available in the APA PsycInfo database. Using a thesaurus allows you to create more precise searches and helps ensure that the results are on your topic not just contain key words. It also helps you search using the language of the discipline.
Citation mining or searching is important because it allows you to trace research on a topic over time. It allows you to enter into the "scholarly conversation" about a topic. In the sciences and social sciences, science builds on the science of others.
In Web of Science:
How to Read a Scholarly Article
Free software programs are available to help you cite your sources as well as organize your research and citations. Many of these programs provide the ability to cite while you write and generate your bibliography in any number of citation formats.
Zotero is frequently used by PsyD students for organizing their citations and research when writing their dissertation.