In Search Of
A researcher looking for information on eating disorders is interested in neuroscience findings relevant to taste and wants the most current information available. She is interested in first posting results, or results that are available even before the articles are printed.
First posting records have been available in APA databases since 2009, and they are different from other records in a few ways. In order to make them available as quickly as possible, they are machine indexed, and not all fields are populated as in a standard PsycINFO record. For example, first posting records have no page numbers or index terms, neither are the tests and measures, grants, or methodology fields populated. Thus, searching for these earliest records requires a somewhat different technique from keyword or index term searching.
The fields that are available in a first posting record include titles, abstracts, and the first posting publication information. In addition, the records are categorized by classification code, APA's coding system for indexing the document according to the primary subject matter. A researcher can search whole subcategories of data by using APA's classification codes.
We'll use EBSCOhost to demonstrate this.
First, go to the platform and select the database to search. We've chosen PsycINFO:
On the platform in Advanced Search, enter the words "first posting" and select the All Text field.
To limit the findings to taste, add another all text search in the next row. This will look for relevant terms in the title and abstract.
In the Limit area, review the classification codes for those relevant to your research. In this instance, we've chosen 2500, 2510, and 2520. (Note that you can select as many codes as you'd like by holding down the control key while selecting.)
Now run your search. Fifteen results are returned.
Let's take a look at one of the records:
Here are our results:References
Ahern, A., Field, M., Yokum, S., Bohon, C., & Stice, E. (2010). Relation of dietary restraint scores to cognitive biases and reward sensitivity. Appetite, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.04.001
Calder, A., Keane, J., Young, A., Lawrence, A., Mason, S., & Barker, R. (2010). The relation between anger and different forms of disgust: Implications for emotion recognition impairments in huntington's disease. Neuropsychologia, doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.05.019
Doron, G., & Rosenblum, K. (2010). C-fos expression is elevated in gabaergic interneurons of the gustatory cortex following novel taste learning. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2010.03.003
Erskine, J., & Georgiou, G. (2010). Effects of thought suppression on eating behaviour in restrained and non-restrained eaters. Appetite, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.02.001
Havermans, R., Siep, N., & Jansen, A. (2010). Sensory-specific satiety is impervious to the tasting of other foods with its assessment. Appetite, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.05.088
Hoefling, A., & Strack, F. (2010). Hunger induced changes in food choice. When beggars cannot be choosers even if they are allowed to choose. Appetite, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.02.016
Jansen, E., Mulkens, S., & Jansen, A. (2010). How to promote fruit consumption in children. Visual appeal versus restriction. Appetite, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.02.012
Jinap, S., & Hajeb, P. (2010). Glutamate. Its applications in food and contribution to health. Appetite, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.05.002
Klein, D., Schebendach, J., Gershkovich, M., Smith, G., & Walsh, B. (2010). Modified sham feeding of sweet solutions in women with anorexia nervosa. Physiology & Behavior, doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.04.030
Klinkenberg, I., & Blokland, A. (2010). The validity of scopolamine as a pharmacological model for cognitive impairment: A review of animal behavioral studies. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.04.001
Knapman, A., Heinzmann, J., Holsboer, F., Landgraf, R., & Touma, C. (2010). Modeling psychotic and cognitive symptoms of affective disorders: Disrupted latent inhibition and reversal learning deficits in highly stress reactive mice. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2010.04.010
Kral, T., & Rauh, E. (2010). Eating behaviors of children in the context of their family environment. Physiology & Behavior, doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.04.031
Poppitt, S., Strik, C., MacGibbon, A., McArdle, B., Budgett, S., & McGill, A. (2010). Fatty acid chain length, postprandial satiety and food intake in lean men. Physiology & Behavior, doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.04.036
Rodgers, R., Holch, P., & Tallett, A. (2010). Behavioural satiety sequence (bss): Separating wheat from chaff in the behavioural pharmacology of appetite. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2010.03.001
Taraschenko, O., Maisonneuve, I., & Glick, S. (2010). 18-methoxycoronaridine, a potential anti-obesity agent, does not produce a conditioned taste aversion in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2010.05.002