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PsycINFO Search


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Suppose you want to find out about psychological aspects of a child being adopted by non-biological parents. A search for Adoption results in different numbers of hits, depending on how you structure the search. As of August 13, 2012, such a search produces the following results:

As of August 2012, the first 10 hits for adoption Anywhere are as follows:

This pattern in 2011 is not an accident. Here are the first 10 hits as of February 2008:

Ways to reduce the number of hits:

Ways to increase the number of hits:

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Modified August 13, 2012