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How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
How to use the BTS databases
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How to use the BTS databases

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  • 1. Using the Online Databases No cats, but lots of screen shots. Lots and lots of screen shots. Sorry about that—we know you probably would have preferred cats. Biblical Theological Seminary Library | 2015 - 2016
  • 2. Getting to the Databases Either visit the catalog and click the “use databases” link, or go directly to biblical.on.worldcat.org/atoztitles:
  • 3. Worldcat Link Resolver 1. Browse alphabetical lists of database collections, e- books, and e-journals 2. Click on a title for links and more information 3. See a list of journals included in a database collection, and look at them individually 4. Search database (or read e-book/e-journal) 1 2 3 4
  • 4. Logging in o If you’re on campus, clicking a link should take you directly to the database/e-book/e-journal you selected o If you’re off campus, you’ll get a login page like so: o Please note that your library barcode is the same as your student ID, which you use to log into the e-campus
  • 5. Select a Database Once you’re in EBSCOhost, you can choose what databases to search—one, all, or several. Just check the tickey-box(es) next to the desired database title(s), or click on the titles themselves. o Not sure where to start? Click the “select all” box.
  • 6. Basic Searching You can search by: o Article title, author, subject, ISSN (this pulls up articles from a specific journal), and more, depending on the database(s) being searched o The “all text” option looks inside the articles themselves.
  • 7. Advanced Searching ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials even allows you to search by scripture chapter and verse! Just make sure that you select the database directly—it won’t be an option if any other databases are active.
  • 8. Limit Search Different databases allow you to limit your search in particular ways. (If you feel a bit overwhelmed by all the options, don’t worry: “search all” is always the default.)
  • 9. Search Results o You can limit or expand your search results by adding and removing limiters in the left column. o Anything that’s marked “full text” can be read online. Otherwise, we’ll need to get it for you through interlibrary loan or borrowing directly from a TCLC or SEPTLA library.
  • 10. Detailed Record o For full text articles, you might have a choice between PDF and HTML; you can save or print from inside the article. o The right column gives you options for the article record.
  • 11. Full Text o Full text PDF articles can easily be downloaded and saved to your personal computer. o E-books have a limited number of pages you can download or email.
  • 12. Full text through the Catalog o Don’t forget, you can also get articles and e-books directly through the catalog. 1. For articles, check “full text” on the Content module 2. For e-books, check “eBook” on the Format module 3. To read online material, click the “view online” button underneath the cover icon 2 1 3
  • 13. Questions? Please let us know if you’re still scratching your head about something! o Call: 215-368-5000 x123 o Email: library@biblical.edu

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