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PsycINFO 2019 Reload – March 2019


PsycINFO 2019 Reload

Dear PsycINFO Customer:

The PsycINFO (PSYH) Database is being reloaded. The reload will implement the latest APA Thesaurus Tool. We expect it to be live on Tuesday 28 May, 2019. Alerts will be run on Monday 27 May, 2019 prior to the reload.

In order to be able to continue to provide database updates and process a large number of correction records, Ovid decided to start loading all new records with the new APA thesaurus tool in advance of the reload. As a consequence, 25 existing subject headings are no longer available as they are being replaced in the new APA thesaurus. These subject headings are no longer available for use in PsycINFO on Ovid. In the table below, you will find temporary alternative searches that need to be used for existing and new search strategies effective immediately.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Changed Subject Headings effective immediately:

Old APA thesaurus term, not available anymore New APA thesaurus search term to be used after the reload Temporary search required until the reload Temporary equivalent of explode search required until the reload
Achilles Tendon Reflex/ Achilles Tendon/ Achilles
Alcohol Rehabilitation/ +NT Alcohol Treatment/ Alcohol Alcohol OR Alcoholics Anonymous/ OR Detoxification/
Apotemnophilia/ Psychosexual Behavior/ Psychosexual
Autistic Thinking/ Autistic Traits/ Autistic
Body Sway Testing/ Postural Sway/ Postural
Cellular Phones/ Mobile Phones/ Mobile
Companion Animals/ Pets/
Computer Assisted Testing/ Computerized Assessment/ Computerized
Computer Literacy/ Digital Literacy/ Digital
Criminals/ +NT Criminal Offenders/ Criminal Criminal OR Female Criminal OR Male Criminal OR Mentally ill Offenders/
Cyclothymic Personality/ Cyclothymic Disorder/ Cyclothymic
Drug Rehabilitation/ +NT Substance Use Treatment/ “Substance Use Treatment”.sh. “Substance Use Treatment”.sh. OR Alcohol OR Alcoholics Anonymous/ OR Detoxification/
Female Criminals/ Female Criminal Offenders/ Female Criminal
Gender Identity Disorder/ +NT Gender Dysphoria/ Gender Gender OR Transsexualism/
Information Technology/ +NT “Information and Communication Technology”/ “Information and Communication Technology”.sh. “Information and Communication Technology”.sh OR exp Automated Information Processing/ OR Bioinformatics/
Male Criminals/ Male Criminal Offenders/ Male Criminal
“Migratory Behavior (Animal)”/ Animal Migratory Behavior/ Animal Migratory
Nocturnal Teeth Grinding/ Bruxism/
Partner Abuse/ Intimate Partner Violence/ Intimate Partner
Pathological Gambling/ Gambling Disorder/ Gambling
Process Addiction/ +NT Nonsubstance Related Addictions/ Nonsubstance Related Nonsubstance Related OR Internet Addiction/ OR Gambling OR Sexual Addiction/ OR Workaholism/
Qualitative Research/ Qualitative Methods/ Qualitative
Sex Change/ Gender Reassignment/ Gender
Sleep Disorders/ +NT Sleep Wake Disorders/ Sleep Wake Sleep Wake OR Hypersomnia/ OR Insomnia/ OR “Kleine Levin Syndrome”/ OR Narcolepsy/ OR Parasomnias/ OR Sleepwalking/
Symbiotic Infantile Psychosis/ Childhood Psychosis/ Childhood

+NT indicates a subject heading with narrower terms in the APA Thesaurus.

In addition we announce the following changes to the APA thesaurus:

New Subject Headings*:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Concurrent Validity
  • Confirmatory Factor Analysis
  • Construct Validity
  • Content Validity
  • Convergent Validity
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Discriminant Validity
  • Functional Status
  • Internal Consistency
  • Mental Health Literacy
  • Mobile Phones
  • Predictive Validity
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Sexting
  • Telepsychology

*Until the reload, you can only find these subject headings in the Subject Heading index, e.g. Animal

Deleted Subject Headings (not available anymore):

  • “Substance/Medication Induced Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”
  • Marriage and Family Measures (“Marriage and Partner Measures”.sh and/or “Family and Parenting Measures”.sh can be used instead)
  • Animal Navigation
  • Intersexuality
  • Open Access Data

You will receive a reminder email before the PsycINFO reload to confirm the timing, but if you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at [email protected].


Wolters Kluwer – Ovid