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ICPSR: Searching Features

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: a data resource for University of Kentucky faculty, students and staff.

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DSM Searches in Social Science Variables Database (SSVD)

Looking for search results for terminology from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders? You can refine your search for these terms by using

Search Tips

  • Our search indexes the full documentation for a dataset, including the variable descriptions.

  • A Boolean "and" is invoked with multiple search terms; full Boolean searching is not currently available.

  • Stemming is automatic, i.e., any longer word that begins with your root term will be included in the search; do not use an asterisk.

  • Search is not case-sensitive.

  • You can enter a literal research question:
    Do children of Asian immigrants speak English in the home more often than children of Latino immigrants?

  • Or just keywords:
    retirement "health insurance"

  • Use quotation marks for phrase searches; use the minus sign to remove items from results:
    "election data" -"opinion poll"

  • You can still search by study number.

  • A fielded search is also available.

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