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  • You might put EBSCOhost on the same line as Academic etc.
  • You might mention that it is on the back of their ID Card.
  • …concepts of your search……adolescents educated?” (see below)
  • Click Refine your results
  • another situation.
  • Ebsc ohost Academic Search

    1. 1. How to search the EBSCOhost Databases<br />mwillihooper@prescott.edu<br />Prescott College Library<br />Quick Guides<br />
    2. 2. The first time you access EBSCOhost, begin at the Prescott College Library homepage:<br />http://www.prescott.edu/Library/<br />
    3. 3. Once on the Library Homepage, either choose Find Articles, under Library Links, or click on Find Journal and Newspaper Articles.<br />
    4. 4. Now click on <br />Alphabetical List of Journal Databases.<br />
    5. 5. Scroll down to the “E”s and choose<br />EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier FullTEXT.<br />
    6. 6. TECH TIP:<br />If you want to save yourself some work later on, add the database link to your browser toolbar so you can get back with one click.<br />Right click EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier. <br />In the Firefox browser, choose Bookmark this link. Under Folder, save it to the Bookmarks Toolbar.<br />In Internet Explorer, click Add to Favorites… . Under Create in save to the Favorites Bar.<br />
    7. 7. Off campus or wireless users will now be prompted to enter their<br />14-digit library barcode number.<br />(this is on the back of your ID card). <br />Contact Michaela at 928-350-1307<br /> if you don’t know your number.<br />
    8. 8. Welcome to EBSCOhost! This is the Basic Search screen.<br />
    9. 9. If you click on Choose Databases, you will see that we are searching multiple databases. <br />Unless you know you want to search a specific database (like PsycINFO), leave all of these checked and click OK.<br />
    10. 10. Type the major concepts of your search into the box – i.e. education adolescents homeless – and click Search.<br />Don’t type a sentence, like “How are homeless adolescents educated?”<br />
    11. 11. There were 8512 results with this search. Too many! Click Refine your results on the sidebar.<br />You can…<br />Check the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals box.<br />Move the Publication Dateslide to get articles in a particular date range.<br />Then click Update.<br />
    12. 12. The next few slides will show you how to access full text. There are three levels of access:<br />Level 1 – The database (EBSCO) provides the full text in PDF or HTML. If not, continue to level 2.<br />Level 2 – The full text is not in EBSCO, so you check in Journal Subscriptions to see if it is in another database. If not, continue to level 3.<br />Level 3 – Use the Interlibrary Loan Article Request form to get the article from another library.<br />
    13. 13. Level 1 - When you find an article you want, click on HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text to view, save, print, or email the entire article. <br />
    14. 14. No PDF or HTML? Proceed to Level 2 and check for full text in our other databases…<br />Copy the name of the Journal – in this case Patient Education and Counseling.<br />
    15. 15. Open a new window or tab and go to the home page, then go to Library Links and choose Journal Subscriptions.<br />
    16. 16. Now paste the journal title into the search box. Patient Education and Counseling is available in the Science Direct database from 1995 – present. Since you want an issue from 2008, you are in luck! Click on the database link.<br />
    17. 17. Level 3 – If, on the other hand, Journal Subscriptions returns 0 results for a journal, click on Request this item through interlibrary loan to have the article sent from another library.<br />
    18. 18. Those are the basics…if you are finding relevant results, you can stop now.<br />If not, keep going to learn about Advanced Searching…<br />
    19. 19. When you find a relevant article, look at its Subjects. These are the words the database uses. <br />Note that “adolescents” are frequently called teenagers or youth. <br />
    20. 20. Now go to the Advanced Search screen. Enter one concept in each box. <br />Combine any synonyms (that you can think of or that you have found under Subjects) with the word OR – <br />adolescents OR youth OR teenagers.<br />
    21. 21. To get fewer, but more relevant, results, change the drop down menus from Select a field to AB Abstract. <br />To get even fewer results, choose SU Subject Terms.<br />
    22. 22. Final tips<br /><ul><li>Look beyond your first page of results.
    23. 23. Enclose phrases in “quotation marks”.
    24. 24. You can truncate a word like “education” with an asterisk – educat* will find educator, education, and educating.</li></li></ul><li>That’s all, Folks!<br />For more help with searching, contact Michaela at 928-350-1307, mwillihooper@prescott.edu<br />

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