In Search Of

In Search of explores First Posting Results on EBSCOhost using a classification code search.

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:

Screen shot for chosing databases


On the platform in Advanced Search, enter the words "first posting" and select the All Text field.

Screen shot for first posting


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.

Limit to taste


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.)

Limit to Classification Codes


Now run your search. Fifteen results are returned.



Let's take a look at one of the records:

Sample record


Here are our results:


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