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Wilson web tutorial


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This is a tutorial on using the Wilson databases

This is a tutorial on using the Wilson databases

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    • Art Full-Text
    • Business Full-Text
    • Education Full -ext
    • General Science Full-Text
    • Humanities Full-Text
    • OmniFile Full-Text
    • Readers’ Guide Full-Text
    • Social Sciences Full-Text
    What is it? Wilson Web is a collection of databases which contains many full-text articles on a variety of subjects. Search one or all of these databases:
  • 2. Forsyth Library Home Page ( )Select “Find Articles and Databases” from under the Research Tab Click here
  • 3. Click here
  • 4. Choose Wilson OmniFile
  • 5. Check “OmniFile” to search ALL the collections, or choose one or more of the collections to search Click “Database Descriptions” to find out more about each collection.
  • 6. #1: Type in your search terms. #2 Limit your search if desired It’s usually best to leave these bottom limits set to “All”. #3 Click Start Advanced Search
  • 7. Results List when you limit your search to Full-Text Articles Usually get fewer results But the complete article is available for all 59 results
  • 8. Results List without limiting to Full-Text No Full-Text Link Some results do not have full-text available, others do Yields More Results
  • 9. To limit or not to limit?
    • The most efficient way to search is usually to begin by limiting to Full-Text articles only . That way you know you will have access to all the articles you find.
    • If you do not find enough articles, broaden your search by removing the limit to full-text, and/or by changing your search terms to something less specific.
  • 10. “ Get Article” link Articles that are not full-text in WilsonWeb will have a “Get Article” link. Click this link to search our other databases for the full-text of the article.
  • 11. This article was found in the database Sage Premier
  • 12. If the article is not found, you will see this screen: In other databases, the “Get Article” function is called “LinkSource” Don’t give up yet! It is possible we have the article in PRINT. Ask a librarian how to find out. If we do not have it in print either, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. l
  • 13. A Full-Text (HTML) Article looks just like a word document—no graphics HTML articles can be translated into different languages, or you can listen to/download an audio recording
  • 14. HTML article translated into Spanish You can print out the article, e-mail it to yourself, or save it to your computer or to a flash drive.
  • 15. Some articles are available as a PDF (portable document format) A PDF article looks just like it does in the print journal, including any illustrations such as graphs. It also lists the page numbers , which you will need for your bibliography, so choose PDF instead of HTML when you can.
  • 16. To Print or save a PDF article Click the printer icon in the gray frame at the top of the document (NOT the File-print command) to print the article, or click the file icon to save the article to your computer or flash drive.
  • 17. You can print from any library computer
    • Printouts from library computers are 5¢
    • You can pay cash or use your Tiger Card
    • Ask about how to print front/back to save $!
    • Pick up your printouts at the Circulation/Reserve Desk
  • 18. Creating a WilsonWeb Account Click “My WilsonWeb”
  • 19. An account allows you to save articles and searches for future reference, and set up alerts to let you know when new content of interest to you is added to the database.
  • 20. Click “Save to My WilsonWeb” to save the article in your folder. Use these icons to create alerts, set up RSS feed, etc.
  • 21. Receive alerts by e-mail or RSS feed Select how often and for how long you want to receive articles from this search
  • 22. For more instructions, click Help at the top of the screen & select RSS Feeds
  • 23. Questions? Just ask! Judy Salm 628-4537 [email_address] MaryAlice Wade 628-4342 Lynn Haggard 628-5566 [email_address] Angela Barger 628-4529
  • 24. The End Created by Angela Barger & MaryAlice Wade August 2009  