Only Show Content Where

Three of the most popular limits are easily accessed in the Only Show Content Where section:

You can limit to

  • Full Text: Your results will show only those records for which full text is available. This can be journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, literature reviews, or any of the gray literature options in PsycEXTRA.
  • Full-Text Tests: Your results will show only those records from the PsycTESTS database that contain tests (full text in PDF or other media).
  • Peer-Reviewed Journals Only: Your results will include only those records from peer-reviewed journals.

You can also limit your search to a specific age group, population, document type, research methodology, and supplemental material type. For example, if you are looking for a clinical case study about seasonal affective disorder, search “seasonal affective disorder” and limit the search to the clinical case study Methodology.

only show content where

  • Select the limiter from the first drop-down menu.
  • Select “is” or “is not."
  • Select the value or values. To select more than one value, hold the Control key as you click each value.

See two example searches using these limits.

You may choose from six limiters in the Only Show Content Where area (in a multi-database search). A multi-database search is one where you have checked 1 or more of the available database.

multi-database search

1. Age Group: describes specific age groups related to the document’s content

Childhood (birth to 12 yrs)
Neonatal (birth to 1 mo)
Infancy (2 to 23 mo)
Preschool Age (2 to 5 yrs)
School Age (6 to 12 yrs)
Adolescence (13 to 17 yrs)
Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
Young Adulthood (19 to 29 yrs)
Thirties (30 to 39 yrs)
Middle Age (40 to 64 yrs)
Aged (65 yrs & older)
Very Old (85 yrs & older)

2. Supplemental Material: material separate from the source document

3-D Modeling Images
Computer Software
Data Sets
Experimental Materials
Tables and Figures
Web Sites
Work Book/Study Guide







3. Classification Codes: 4-digit numbers representing broad subject categories from the PsycINFO Content Classification Code System.

4. Document Type: describes what the document is

Abstract Collection: document is a collection of abstracts
Bibliography: a list of document citations (e.g., books or journal articles), often with descriptive or critical notes relating to a particular subject, period, or author
Chapter: chapter of a book, authored or edited
Column/Opinion: non-article type document providing updates, personal perspectives, etc.
Comment/Reply: a comment, reply, rebuttal, or rejoinder to a previously published work
Dissertation: thesis or a document that presents the author's research and findings and is submitted in support of candidacy for a doctoral degree
Editorial: statement of opinions, beliefs, and policy of the editor of a journal
Encyclopedia Entry: individual entries from an encyclopedia
Erratum/Correction: correction of errors in a previously published work or designation of an article or book retracted in whole or in part by an author, publisher or other authorized agent
Journal Article: article from a serial
Letter: a letter to the editor of a journal of book
Obituary: notice of the death of a person
Poetry: poetry (note: this is applied to documents that are poems, not those about poetry)
Publication Information: non-article type information in journals, usually includes important announcements such as a new journal editor
Reprint: document is a reprint from another publication
Review – Book: review of a book
Review – Media: review of a film or video
Review – Software & other: review of software, website, or any other review that is not a book or media review
Test: a test or measure indexed in the PsycTESTS database.

5. Methodology captures the research method used in a study.

Brain Imaging
Clinical Case Study
Empirical Study
  Experimental Replication
  Followup Study
  Longitudinal Study
  Prospective Study
  Retrospective Study
Field Study
  Focus Group
Literature Review
  Systematic Review
Mathematical Model
Meta Analysis
Nonclinical Case Study
Qualitative Study
Quantitative Study
Scientific Simulation
Treatment Outcome/Randomized Clinical Trial
Twin Study







See the APA site for a chart with definitions of each of these methodologies.


6. Population Group: describes the subject population group of a study





PsycEXTRA-specific limits

If you limit your search to PsycEXTRA only, the choices under Only Show Content Where change.

PsycEXTRA search

If you limit a search to PsycEXTRA, the methodology option is removed, and two additional limits are added:

1. Content Owner Type: type of organization providing the content of the materials in the database:

APA Division
Educational Institution
For-Profit Organization
  Government (U.S.)
  Government (Non-U.S.)
  Government (State)
  Government (Local)
  Government (Multinational)
Military (Non-U.S.)
Military (U.S.)
Non-Profit Organization
Research Institute (Private)







2. Media Type:

PsycTESTS-specific limits

If you limit your search to PsycTESTS only, the choices under Only Show Content Where change.

PsycTESTS search

By limiting to PsycTESTS, there are five additional limits you can search: fee, test record type, supporting documentation, permissions, and administration method. For more details about these limits, see the PsycTESTS help menu.