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360 search tutorial

  1. 1. Finding Articles Using 360 Search<br />Forsyth Library<br />
  2. 2. To access Forsyth Library from any FHSU website page, mouse over the QuickLinks and click on the library’s link.<br />
  3. 3. www.fhsu.edu/library<br />Link to TigerTracks<br />Main Menu<br />
  4. 4. Click “Find Articles & Databases”<br />
  5. 5. Click “360 Search”<br />Click “ Databases” if you prefer to search one database <br />
  6. 6. If you are off-campus, you may need to log-in with your TigerTracks <br />If you are already logged in to Blackboard, you will not need to sign-in again to access the library*<br />*It is no longer necessary to reconfigure your browser <br />to access the library from off-campus <br />
  7. 7. 360 Search allows you to search for articles in multiple databases at one time. <br />Choose one or more categories and the best databases for each subject will be selected for you.<br />Click on a category if you want to know what databases it searches<br />
  8. 8. Select at least one category and type in your search terms<br />If you are unsure what category to choose, think about what class it is for, or start with the General category.<br />For this example Sociology <br />was selected.<br />360 automatically opens to the Basic Search, and searches the Title of articles. You can change it to search by keyword, author, etc by clicking the drop-down menu.<br />
  9. 9. You can also choose Advanced Search<br />It allows you to combine multiple terms for more focused results<br />You can choose where you want to search for each term, to broaden or narrow your search.<br />
  10. 10. Results of a Basic Search for domestic violence<br />Results are shown in chunks, in this case, the first 69 results, out of a total 10,347 hits.<br />The most recent results are automatically brought to the top.<br />These are the different databases in which the articles were found.<br />
  11. 11. Use the refinement options to pull out the most relevant articles <br />You can select just those articles that pertain to a particular topic, or by date, periodical title (resources tab) author, etc. <br />Note that these topics, etc pertain only to the subset of results currently being displayed. As you view different pages of results, the topics will change to reflect those articles.<br />
  12. 12. Finding full-text and/or peer-reviewed articles<br />Full-text = a link to the complete article is available<br />Peer-reviewed =scholarly article from an academic journal<br />
  13. 13. Click the title of the article to view the full-text<br />Only click “Get Article” if clicking the title doesn’t bring up the full-text. “Get Article” will try to find it in our other databases. <br />
  14. 14. Clicking the title will take you into the database in which the article or citation is found. You may then have to click on a link to the full article.<br />
  15. 15. If the article is available in both PDF and full-text, choose the PDF. It will have the page numbers you need for your bibliography.<br />
  16. 16. HTML Full-Text vs. PDF<br />HTML Full-Text<br />PDF<br />Audio is only available in HTML Full-Text<br />
  17. 17. Databases offer a variety of options for saving, printing, e-mailing or downloading the article. Some even have an audio version.<br />Print, e-mail, or download<br />Translate the print article into another language<br />Hear or download an audio recording of the article <br />
  18. 18. If the full-text of an article is not available electronically, you can request it using Interlibrary Loan or Distance Services.<br />Click the Services tab of the menu on the library’s home page, then click “Our Services to You”.<br />www.fhsu.edu/library<br />If you live on campus or in the Hays area, use Interlibrary Loan.<br />Otherwise, use Distance Services.<br />
  19. 19. Interlibrary Loan forms and e-mail<br />www.fhsu.edu/library/ill<br />E-Mail: iloan@fhsu.edu<br />
  20. 20. Distance Services forms and e-mail<br />www.fhsu.edu/library/distance/<br />Fill out the short Statement of Responsibility if required, then click on the appropriate form. If you are requesting multiple items, you may simply e-mail the citations to us at refserv@fhsu.edu. Be sure to include complete citations and your contact information.<br />
  21. 21. Questions? Just ask!<br />Judy Salm<br />628-4537 jasalm@fhsu.edu<br />Lynn Haggard<br />628-5566 lhaggard@fhsu.edu<br />MaryAlice Wade<br />628-4342 mawade2@fhsu.edu<br />Angela Barger<br />628-4529 abarger@fhsu.edu<br />
  22. 22. The End<br />Created by MaryAlice Wade<br /> mawade2@fhsu.edu <br />