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  • 1. Using Student Research Center
    Presented by the Leach Library Reference Staff
  • 2. What is Student Research Center?
    A database created by Ebscohost to cater to the needs of middle and high school students.
    Provides access to numerous Ebscohost databases in a single, reliable, easy-to-use, location.
    Subject matter includes current events, history, science, and health.
  • 3. How do I get started?
    Visit the Leach Library database page:
    Click on Ebscohost and
    enter the password
    Contact the reference
    desk for the password.
  • 4. Getting Started
    This will take you to the page listing the library’s Ebscohost databases
    Click on Student Research Center
  • 5. How do I search the database?
    Start a “basic search” by entering keywords into the find box.
    Limit or expand your
    search by checking
    or unchecking
    content sources
    (i.e. magazines,
    newspapers, etc.)
  • 6. Keyword Search Results
    Basic keyword searches will often bring back thousands of items.
    In this example,
    “wetlands” brings
    back over 14,000!
  • 7. Filter Results Using Tabs
    Click on the tabs to reduce the number of items to a manageable number.
    Clicking on “Radio & TV News Transcripts” reduced results to 119.
  • 8. What is an “Advanced Search?”
    Allows you to limit your search so you don’t get too many items, which can be overwhelming and confusing.
    Get started by clicking on “Advanced Search”
  • 9. Advanced Search Interface
    Limit search to
    a specific field
    Limit by
    document type
    Search by reading
    level, if desired
  • 10. Sample Advanced Search
    Subject search
    for “Wetlands”
    Include only
    Limit reading
    level to only
    grades 6-8
  • 11. Advanced Search Results
    This advanced search returned only 92 items
    Further narrow results by clicking on subject headings.
  • 12. Search Results
    Click on title for
    article abstract
    To go directly to full
    text click on
    “HTML Full Text”
    or “PDF Full Text”
  • 13. Sample Article Abstract
    Articles can be
    emailed from
    this screen
  • 14. That’s it! Any questions?
    Contact the reference desk
    Phone: 432-1132