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  • E B S C O Host

    1. 1. EBSCOHost
    2. 2. EBSCOHost Databases <ul><li>MasterFILE Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Search Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Search </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper Source </li></ul><ul><li>MAS Online Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Health Source – Consumer Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Pharmacology </li></ul>
    3. 3. Database Descriptions
    4. 4. MasterFILE Premier <ul><li>Designed specifically for public library </li></ul><ul><li>Provides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>full text for more than 2,100 general periodicals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexing and abstracts for more than 2,800 titles. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Covers a broad range of disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Database is updated DAILY. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Database features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>635 reference and travel books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>84,074 full text biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>86,135 full text primary source documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offers a PDF back file as far back as 1975 for key publications such as American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, Library Journal and National Review. </li></ul>MasterFILE Premier
    6. 6. Middle Search Plus <ul><li>Contains full text for nearly 150 popular middle school magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Full text information dates back as far as 1990 </li></ul>
    7. 7. Middle Search Plus <ul><li>All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade/Lexile Range </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 200 - 400 7 950 - 1075 </li></ul><ul><li>2 300 - 500 8 1000 - 1100 </li></ul><ul><li>3 500 - 700 9 1050 - 1150 </li></ul><ul><li>4 650 - 850 10 1100 - 1200 </li></ul><ul><li>5 750 - 950 11 1100 - 1300 </li></ul><ul><li>6 850 - 1050 12 1100 - 1300 </li></ul>
    8. 8. Primary Search <ul><li>Contains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 100 full text student pamphlets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Back files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full text back to 1989 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstracts back to 1984 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Newspaper Source <ul><li>Contains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full text for nearly 30 national (US) and international newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected full text for more than 200 regional (US) newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full text television & radio transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. MAS Online Plus <ul><li>Contains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 300 magazines covering general reference, health, science and other areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstracts and indexing for more than 350 magazines. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This database includes charts, tables, and graphs </li></ul>Magill Book Reviews, CIA World Factbook and Essential Documents in American History.
    11. 11. Health Source: Nursing <ul><li>Provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals </li></ul><ul><li>Includes nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals </li></ul><ul><li>Back files from 1975 </li></ul>
    12. 12. Health Source – Consumer <ul><li>Provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the full text there are indexing and abstracts for more than 300 periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,100 health-related pamphlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>135 health reference books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4,500 Clinical Reference Systems Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stedman’s Medical Dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Pharmacology </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Clinical Pharmacology <ul><li>Contains current, concise drug monographs for all US prescription drugs, herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be searched by generic or brand name </li></ul>
    14. 14. Image Collections <ul><li>100,000 images </li></ul><ul><li>Photos, maps, and flags </li></ul><ul><li>Can search by --keyword or natural language and category </li></ul><ul><li>Search categories: </li></ul><ul><li>Photos of People </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Science Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Photos of Places </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Flags </li></ul>
    15. 15. Searching the Databases
    16. 16. A word about truncation…. <ul><li>* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>place after root of word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>compos* will retrieve </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> compose, composer, composers, composition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wildcard replaces one letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use when unsure of spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ro?ling </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Boolean operators <ul><li>Further define your search by using AND </li></ul><ul><ul><li>jazz AND history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand your search by using OR </li></ul><ul><li>internet OR web </li></ul><ul><li>Limit your search by using NOT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>television NOT cable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use parentheses when constructing search statements in basic Keyword or Expert search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(gore NOT clinton) AND election </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Proximity operators <ul><li>N (near operator) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>family n5 farm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>W (within operator) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mozart w1 effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lance w1 armstrong </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Field codes <ul><li>Limit your search by using field codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>technology and DT 9901- </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AU carter, jimmy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TI napster </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SU Wall Street </li></ul></ul></ul>
    20. 20. The Tool Bar <ul><li>New Search </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Search </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine Search </li></ul><ul><li>Company Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Can include </li></ul><ul><li>specialized options </li></ul><ul><li>Image Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Library Holdings </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Database </li></ul><ul><li>Online Help </li></ul><ul><li>Exit </li></ul>
    21. 21. Search Options <ul><li>Keyword Search </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Language Search </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Search </li></ul>
    22. 22. Keyword Search <ul><li>Select Keyword Search </li></ul><ul><li>Enter search terms, using Boolean operators </li></ul><ul><li>Select limiters or expanders </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: olympi* and australia </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Keyword Search
    24. 24. Natural Language Search <ul><li>Select Natural Language Search </li></ul><ul><li>Enter search terms, phrase or sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Select limiters </li></ul><ul><li>Click search button </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: pollution in the chesapeake bay </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Advanced Searching <ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Language </li></ul><ul><li>Expert </li></ul>
    26. 26. Advanced Keyword Search <ul><li>Select Advanced Keyword Search </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your first keyword in the text box next to FIND </li></ul><ul><li>Use LIMITERS to narrow your search </li></ul><ul><li>Use EXPANDERS to broaden your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: internet articles found in the Business Week publication </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Advanced Keyword Search
    28. 28. Advanced Natural Language <ul><li>Must select from within Natural Language </li></ul><ul><li>Limiters include full text, magazine and publication date </li></ul><ul><li>Special limiters are database specific </li></ul>
    29. 29. Expert Search <ul><li>Combine new keywords with previous searches </li></ul><ul><li>Use field codes for more specific results </li></ul><ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Command line searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database specific limiters </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Results list <ul><li>Displays search terms and database(s) searched </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation arrows allow movement between results screens </li></ul><ul><li>Can change display to show abstracts--Options </li></ul><ul><li>Full text results are displayed </li></ul><ul><li>Article titles are links to detailed citation and fulltext, when available </li></ul><ul><li>Search Web links--links to related websites </li></ul>
    31. 31. Advanced search results
    32. 32. Full record
    33. 33. Use Subject Search <ul><li>Select Subject Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse within the following categories: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All , People , Products & Books , </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Companies , Subjects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: People > armstrong, lance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subjects > drinking water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Companies > cargill </li></ul></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Drinking Water
    35. 35. Locate contents: Current Publication <ul><li>Select Advanced Search from opening search screen </li></ul><ul><li>Leave keyword boxes blank </li></ul><ul><li>Enter title of journal (newsweek) </li></ul><ul><li>Enter month and date </li></ul><ul><li>Select full text (if needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Click on search </li></ul>
    36. 36. Delivery options <ul><li>Print/E-mail/Save </li></ul><ul><li>How to cite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes citation examples for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MLA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>APA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Turabian </li></ul></ul></ul>
    37. 37. E-mail & Downloading <ul><li>Follow instructions to e-mail articles to your address </li></ul><ul><li>To download an article, click and choose File/Save As from the browser menu. Select Save when finished. Use the browser’s BACK button to return to delivery options screen. </li></ul>
    38. 38. For more information <ul><li>Online Help (while searching) </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCOhost Support Website: http://support.epnet.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EBSCOhost Reference Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User Documentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Start Guides </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training Materials </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search Help Sheets </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Instructions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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