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