An Index Term by Any Other Name...

The Thesaurus is accessed using different field names on our vendor platforms. We compare naming conventions across platforms.

Index terms are given various names by various platforms, and the way to access the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms® is unique on each platform, too.

APA PsycNET

Use "Index Terms" to search Thesaurus terms. To access the Thesaurus on APA PsycNET®, click "TERM FINDER" in the top blue tool bar.

Screen shot of APA PsycNET Term Finder

This will take you to the Thesaurus.

Screen shot of Thesaurus on APA PsycNET

CSA Illumina

Use "Descriptor" to search Thesaurus terms.

To access the Thesaurus on CSA Illumina, click "Search Tools" in the top blue tool bar.

Screen shot of CSA Illumina search tools

Click the "Thesaurus" tab on the next menu.

Screen shot of CSA Illumina Thesarus tab

This will take you to the Thesaurus.

Screen shot of Thesaurus display on CSA Illumina

EBSCOhost

Use "Descriptor" to search Thesaurus terms.

To access the Thesaurus on EBSCOhost, click "Thesaurus" in the top blue tool bar.

Screen shot of EBSCOhost thesaurus tab

This will take you to the Thesaurus.

Screen shot of Thesaurus display on EBSCOhost

OvidSP

Use "Subject Headings" to search Thesaurus terms.

To access the Thesaurus on OvidSP, click "Search Tools" in the upper tool bar.

Screen shot of OvidSP search tools

Choose "Thesaurus" from the drop-down menu to search the Thesaurus.

Screen shot of Thesaurus display on OvidSP

ProQuest

Use "Subject heading" to search with Thesaurus terms.

To access the Thesaurus on ProQuest, from the Advanced Search Menu select "Thesaurus."

Screen shot of ProQuest subject heading tab

A pop-up Thesaurus search box will appear.

Screen shot of Thesaurus display on ProQuest