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LibInstruction Sample

  1. 1. Searching the OhioLink E-Book Center<br />Search Skills Series<br />By Shelly S. Miller<br />Click to advance the slides<br />
  2. 2. At the end of this tutorial, you will be able to…<br />Identify and describe the E-Book Center<br />Browse the E-Book Center<br />Search the E-Book Center<br />Locate a specific resource within the E-Book Center.<br />
  3. 3. What is the E-Book Center?<br />The OhioLink E-Book Center is a clearinghouse for digital books that have either been…<br />purchased by OhioLink for use by member schools and their students<br />or are public domain e-books.<br />The OhioLink E-Book Center has three sections or tabs that allow you to search the collection.<br />
  4. 4. The Scholarly and Reference Section<br />
  5. 5. The American and English Literature Section<br />
  6. 6. The Complete EBC Collection<br />
  7. 7. Let’s Take a Look Around!<br />We’ll go back to the first section, the Scholarly and Reference Section…<br />
  8. 8. Let’s Take a Look Around!<br />Click on the Browse button<br />
  9. 9. Accessing the E-Book Collection<br />Before we can access the collection, we must log in using our Tiffin University ID card or barcode.<br />For more detailed, step-by-step instructions on logging in, please contact a librarian or see our tutorial on Logging In to OhioLink.<br />
  10. 10. Let’s Take a Look Around!<br />You can browse this section of the E-Book Center by Subject, Title or Author.<br />Let’s click on the Subject/Date link.<br />This will let us take a look at the available titles by subject.<br />
  11. 11. Let’s Take a Look Around!<br />As you can see, there are quite a few items to choose from…<br />25,624 to be precise!<br />
  12. 12. Let’s Take a Look Around!<br />The subjects are listed here…<br />Those subjects you see here are those with largest number of books.<br />
  13. 13. Let’s Take a Look Around!<br />Click here to see a complete listing of all the subjects covered…<br />
  14. 14. Let’s Take a Look Around!<br />That’s a lot of topics to choose from!<br />Let’s click here to check the books on accounting.<br />
  15. 15. Let’s Take a Look Around!<br />And here are two books we could choose from…<br />Along with a set of related subjects to browse through<br />
  16. 16. Now, we’ll search…<br />Let’s go back to the main screen for the E-Book Center.<br />This time we’ll click on the “All EBC Collections” tab…<br />
  17. 17. Now, we’ll search…<br />I’ve typed in the phrase “death penalty” into the search box.<br />Click the “Go” button to start the search…<br />
  18. 18. Now, we’ll search…<br />Our search terms “death penalty” are being checked against ALL the records in the database.<br />
  19. 19. Now, we’ll search…<br />The total number of matches for our terms is 3444!<br />However, the results screen is showing only 298 of the most relevant results.<br />
  20. 20. Now, we’ll search…<br />298 records is still too many.<br />Let’s use the right pane to narrow our search.<br />
  21. 21. Now, we’ll search…<br />Click on the link marked “Death Penalty” under Topics.<br />This will limit our results list to books that have the concept of the death penalty as a subject.<br />For more information on search structures and features contact a librarian or see our tutorial on the topic.<br />
  22. 22. Now, we’ll search…<br />Notice that our results list tells us what we have searched for…<br />Now, we’ll select an item to take a closer look at…<br />
  23. 23. Now, we’ll search…<br />This is the final results screen for this tutorial.<br />Notice that the terms we searched for are highlighted on the screen.<br />To view this resource, click the blue link text.<br />
  24. 24. To Review<br />The E-Book Center is a resource for digital books, made available through OhioLink.<br />Access the E-Book Center by logging in, when prompted, with your name and your Tiffin University ID card or barcode.<br />The E-Book Center has three tabs that allow you to search the collection: Scholarly and Reference, American and English Literature, and the All EBC Collections<br />
  25. 25. To Review<br />You can browse the Scholarly and Reference section by subject, author or title. <br />You can search any section by entering key words or phrases into the search box.<br />The database is searched for items matching your search terms or phrases.<br />You can limit your results by using the filters in the right pane of the results screen.<br />

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