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  • Click one of the “Article” links.


  • 1. Koichi Inoue Subject Librarian (English Literature, Film,Theatre and Media Studies) MLA International Bibliography
  • 2. Access
  • 3. Personal Sign In
  • 4. With your personal account You can: Save and retrieve your search history Organize your research with folders Share your folders with others View others' folders Create email alerts and/or RSS feeds Save preferences Gain access to your saved research remotely
  • 5. 3 minute challenge Create your personal account with EBSCOhost
  • 6. Searching on a poem
  • 7. Stop words When stop words are included in your search terms, search results are affected (too many or too few records). Stop words vary from database to database. Examples of stop words are: a, also, an, AND, are, as, at, be, because, been, but, by, for, from, has, have, however, if, in, is, NOT, of, on, OR, do, than, that, the, their, there, these, this, to, was, were, whatever, whether, which, with, would
  • 8. Beating stop words Take out stop words from your search terms, or, Click subject links in a record you already found (recommended).
  • 9. Click the title to view the full record
  • 10. Start searching broadly
  • 11. Too many results?
  • 12. Refine your results
  • 13. PDF Full Text icon
  • 14. Add to folder
  • 15. 5 minute challenge Search for journal articles on a poem of your choice. Limit your search to articles that are peer-reviewed and published in the last 20 years. Save one article with PDF full text to your folder.
  • 16. Article Linker
  • 17. Article Linker record (too many links?)
  • 18. Unsuccessful article linking
  • 19. Undo the limit
  • 20. Limit by source types
  • 21. Book chapters