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  • 1. STNEasy (Biosis) Questions?? Ask your Librarian!! Beth Transue btransue@messiah.edu - AIM: boolibmessiah - x3810 - Facebook What is STNEasy? A vendor that provides specialized databases on a pay-as-you-go basis. Among these databases are BIOSIS (Biological Abstracts). Biological Abstracts is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of the Biological Sciences literature. How to access STNEasy:  Go to Messiah Library Homepage, Select Databases, Select Sciences and Health- Biology, Select BIOSIS, Select STNEasy. BEFORE Searching: Select a Database: 1. Click on “Select a Category”. The database categories will appear. 2. Click the file folder next to the category:  For BIOSIS or SciSearch, select Life Sciences category 3. Verify that the box for the database you want is checked. Click OK. SEARCHING TIP: Because these databases charge for the initial search, but do not charge to refine the search, start with a broad search and then refine or narrow the search parameters. Costs (to Messiah) to search BIOSIS: Search - $2.00 Refine Search – FREE Open Record (to get citation information or link to Full Text) - $2.95 per record Basic Search STNEasy Search keywords  Type keyword, Search Refine Search  Click Refine Your Search Truncation  To search for plurals add # to word  To fully truncate, add ? to word Limits  Select drop down field: o Publication Years o Language
  • 2. Advanced Search STNEasy Search within fields  Change dropdown menu from  Author “words” to desired field.  Title  Complete search terms. Browse  Journal search terms if not sure of  Chemical name keywords to use. Search from Registry  Enter Chemical Registry  Select Chemical References link Navigation STNEasy Display records  To open one item, click on title  REMEMBER: there is a charge per  To open more than one item, select record to display a record checkboxes next to each title. Click Display Answers Availability  Select Full-Text Options button  Select free full text option if available  If not available full-text, browse Periodicals List in Messiah Library homepage to determine if owned by Messiah in another database or in print  If not available at Messiah, request Interlibrary Loan  Do NOT order document through STNEasy Save results  Select Search History in left menu  Choose format for search history. RTF will allow you to edit document  Save document Refworks export  Not available