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  1. 1. Teaching Academic Search Complete to Teens
  2. 2. Overview • Online reference database, subscription based; library login needed • Peer-reviewed source that offers full-text journals and articles • Multiple ways to search (tags, subject headings, phrases, etc.) • Regularly updated • All journals and articles are peer-reviewed
  3. 3. Topics covered • Academic Search Complete covers a wide and comprehensive range of topics, subject matter, and journals • Some topics include mental illness, government, climate change, people, planes, racism, etc. • Topics can be further defined by subject terms to refine results and accurately search for the information needed • This resource is used to search for articles and journals that cover specific topics to help with both research and learning.
  4. 4. How to search • Field searching • Select a specific field to narrow down your search • Boolean Search terms • AND, OR, NOT • Can eliminate common “false positives” that you have been getting in your search • Dogs NOT cats; eliminates articles that include both
  5. 5. Advanced Search • Specify certain elements of your search • Language, type of document, publication date • More specific search will give you fewer results but could also remove a relevant result • Be careful on how specific you make it, and if you find you are not getting enough results, try making it a little broader
  6. 6. Searching • Once search terms are entered you can further limit results to better fit your need • Can limit date, source type, full-text, and subject terms • Subject: Thesaurus Terms • Allows for further clarification on broad subject matters
  7. 7. Each result has a button you can hover over for further bibliographic information and an abstract (red). There is also a function to save the result to a folder for later use (blue) Once clicking on a result, you can access the full PDF (red), print, email, cite, save, or add notes (blue)
  8. 8. Help • Help tab, located on the top right of the screen • Broken into sections • Searching, Saving, Printing, Glossary, Citations • Includes a link to a tutorial
  9. 9. Tutorial • YouTube video tutorial • https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=LwdvCs9aFKQ • PowerPoint tutorial • https://eis1.my.salesforce.com/s fc/p/#1H000000P2eP/a/1H0000 00UiEr/J44DR7CXFhxDb6e3t6 OhZ5cQP8BjJji5wLNBUS2vAT Q • Both provide step by step instruction on how to search, limit search terms, save, cite, sign in, etc. • Online training is also available by a member of the EBSCOhost team
  10. 10. Questions? • If you have any further questions about this resource, please feel free to contact your school or public library. • EBSCOhost. (2007). Academic Search Complete [database]. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.dom.idm.oclc.org/ehost/search/advanced?vid=3&sid=f 397a926-5ca1-413e-8436-5bb1f831a8f9%40sessionmgr4006 -Dominique Murtagh 5/3/2021

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