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L'Annee Philologique Online at UGA revised tutorial for new interface, 6/2010 how to get the most from Classical Studies' most comprehensive database of citations to articles, books, book chapters, and more
Table of Contents (skip ahead to the section you need!)
Create an Account: slide 4
Searching Overview: slide 6
Modern Author search: slide 8
Full text (Keyword) search: slide 9
Ancient Author and Text search: slide 10
Subjects and Disciplines search: slide 11
Build a complex (Boolean) search: slide 13
Filter search by Language or Date: slide 16
Working with Search results: slide 17
Saving or exporting records: slide 19
Finding online full-text of an article: slide 21
Checking GIL for a book: slide 23
Exporting to RefWorks: slide 25
L'Annee online currently indexes citations from 1924-2007; our interface defaults to English.
Create a free login and password (choose your own) to be able to customize how your results appear and save searches and citations.
Once logged in you can choose number of results per page and how result sets sort.
Typing a last name brings up a list of possible matches. Click on one or more, and click "ok". Then click "Search."
Think carefully about spelling for Greek names!
Searching by "Full Text" (= Keyword) Type one or more keywords; no need to use "and". No phrase searching possible. Consider language - a search for "dog" will not find "chien."
Type the start of an ancient author's name (or an anonymous text) in Latin . A list of choices will appear. Select one or more, click "ok" and then click "Search." Search will return all scholarly works about that author/text It is not possible to search for a specific work of a given author.
Choose Subjects and Disciplines in the drop-down box and a menu opens.
Click on the + signs to go deeper into the hierarchy.
Check boxes to select one or more subjects to search.
Click "ok," then click "Search."
Creating Complex Searches Getting the most out of L'Annee involves building searches. Use the Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT to develop complex searches. AND narrows a search - you can find only the articles that are about Homer AND include the keyword Aphrodite. OR broadens a search - you can find all articles with the keyword "dog" OR "hund" OR "chien". NOT allows you to eliminate things from a search - all articles about Aphrodite that do NOT mention Miletus.
Many people "get" Boolean operators better as Venn diagrams. Images from http://www.flickr.com/photos/rikhei/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
"Save" allows direct export to RefWorks from the results page or an individual record.
RefWorks will open in a new tab and ask you to log in.
EndNote users: export as .ris file and import within EndNote.
Note: L'Annee records are in a European style, with words in article titles not capitalized. Some citation styles (i.e. MLA) require capitalization. You may need to hand-edit records to comply - RefWorks does not do this automatically.