A Guide for Using Academic     Search Complete          Amy Smith   AmyESmith@eagles.usm.edu
Academic Search CompleteAcademic Search Complete is an EBSCOhostdatabase that contains more than 6,100 full-textperiodical...
Basic Search ScreenBasic Search OptionsInclude:• Boolean/Phrase• Find all my search   terms• Find any of my   search terms...
Search Results            Retrieved from: Troy University, Online Databases, Academic Search Complete, http://web.ebscohos...
Narrowing Search Results• Full Text• Scholarly Journals (Peer  Reviewed)• Source Type  (magazine, newspaper,  books, journ...
Choosing An Articles                                                                                      After narrowing ...
Article Options            Format                                        Storing/Saving• PDF Format – Opens in            ...
Citations  Citations for any article are easily accessible by clicking on the “cite” link after opening an  article.   It...
Other Search OptionsAcademic Search Complete offers severaldifferent search options. If the basic search didnot yield the ...
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A guide for using academic search complete

  1. 1. A Guide for Using Academic Search Complete Amy Smith AmyESmith@eagles.usm.edu
  2. 2. Academic Search CompleteAcademic Search Complete is an EBSCOhostdatabase that contains more than 6,100 full-textperiodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. The database also includesindexing and abstracts for more than 10,100journals and over 10,600 publications includingmonographs, reports, conferenceproceedings, etc.3/04/2012 LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries 2
  3. 3. Basic Search ScreenBasic Search OptionsInclude:• Boolean/Phrase• Find all my search terms• Find any of my search terms• SmartText Searching Retrieved from: Troy University, Online Databases, Academic Search Complete, http://web.ebscohost.com.libproxy.troy.edu/3/04/2012 LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries 3
  4. 4. Search Results Retrieved from: Troy University, Online Databases, Academic Search Complete, http://web.ebscohost.com.libproxy.troy.edu/ehost/results3/04/2012 LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries 4
  5. 5. Narrowing Search Results• Full Text• Scholarly Journals (Peer Reviewed)• Source Type (magazine, newspaper, books, journals, book reviews)• Publication Date• References Available• Subject• Publication Retrieved from: Troy University, Online Databases, Academic Search Complete, http://web.ebscohost.com.libproxy.troy.edu/ehost/results3/04/2012 LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries 5
  6. 6. Choosing An Articles After narrowing down your search results, the icon next to the article title can be used to read the article abstract to help determine what articles are the most helpful.Retrieved from: Troy University, Online Databases, Academic SearchComplete, http://web.ebscohost.com.libproxy.troy.edu/ehost/results 3/04/2012 LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries 6
  7. 7. Article Options Format Storing/Saving• PDF Format – Opens in • Save to your computer Adobe Reader and is a • Flash Drive replica of the actual print • Email copy, including graphics. • Add to a folder• HTML Format – Simpler text version of an article that • Export does not require a special • Print program to open. • Bookmark3/04/2012 LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries 7
  8. 8. Citations Citations for any article are easily accessible by clicking on the “cite” link after opening an article.  It is important to review these citations against a style manual to ensure correctness. It should NEVER be assumed that they are correct. Retrieved from: Troy University, Online Databases, Academic Search Complete, http://web.ebscohost.com.libproxy.troy.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/3/04/2012 LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries 8
  9. 9. Other Search OptionsAcademic Search Complete offers severaldifferent search options. If the basic search didnot yield the needed results, there are twoother search options to try:• Advance Search• Visual Search3/04/2012 LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries 9
  10. 10. Thank you for you attention. Any Questions?
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