TexShare Databases Basic Reference Lesson 2


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Lesson 2 presentation to go along with the TexShare Basic Reference Training in a Box. This goes along with the participant manual available here:

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  • The databases discussed in this lesson are EBSCO databases and most can be found in the EBSCO host interface. Consumer Health Complete is its own interface and is not found in EBSCO host . Most of the features found in EBSCO host are the same in Consumer Health Complete , including search strategies, limiters, folders, and alerts.
  • Accessing the TexShare databases and a library’s own subscriptions from the library’s website offers patrons a single, convenient place to search. Library system administrators may contact the TexShare Technical Operations Specialist at (512) 463-7402 for information about their library’s user ids and passwords.
  •         Boolean/Phrase: Searches for keywords as an exact phrase.         Find all my search terms: Finds results by placing the AND Boolean operator between each search term.         Find any of my search terms: Finds results that use any search term in the Search field. This option operates like the OR Boolean operator.         SmartText Searching: This mode allows you to copy and paste blocks of text into the Search field and then summarizes the text into the most relevant search terms before conducting the search.
  • Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Convenient access to health and medical information that the library patron or user can easily comprehend…Covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health and more.
  • The EBSCO Support Site offers an abundance of customer support information to help you find answers, conduct training, and advertise these valuable resources with your patrons.
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  • TexShare Databases Basic Reference Lesson 2

    1. 1. TexShare Databases Program   Using TexShare Databases for Basic Reference Lesson 2: Common Basic Reference Databases
    2. 2. Common Basic Reference Databases <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of some of the best TexShare databases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to access databases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example searches </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Best Sources <ul><li>MasterFILE Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Search Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper Source </li></ul><ul><li>Business Source Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Health Complete </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Also found at http://www.libraryoftexas.org/ </li></ul>Conducting Searches <ul><li>Go to any Texas Public Library website </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the TexShare icon to see a list of available resources. . </li></ul>
    5. 5. Conducting Searches <ul><li>Click on Complete List of Databases. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Click on All EBSCO databases </li></ul>Conducting Searches
    7. 7. <ul><li>Check off one or more: MasterFile Premier, Academic Search Premier , Newspaper Source, or Business Source Complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Continue </li></ul>Conducting Searches
    8. 8. EBSCO host Search Modes <ul><li>Boolean/Phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Find all my search terms </li></ul><ul><li>Find any of my search terms </li></ul><ul><li>SmartText Searching </li></ul>AND OR KEY WORD COPY AND PASTE BLOCKS OF TEXT
    9. 9. Expanders <ul><li>Apply related words </li></ul><ul><li>Also search within the full text of the articles </li></ul>
    10. 10. Limiters
    11. 11. Limiters <ul><li>Full text </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Publication Type </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Pages </li></ul><ul><li>References Available </li></ul><ul><li>Published Date from </li></ul><ul><li>Publication </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Image Quick View </li></ul><ul><li>Image Quick View Types </li></ul>
    12. 12. Conducting Advanced Searches <ul><li>Click on the Advanced Search link </li></ul><ul><li>Enter search terms in the Find fields . </li></ul>
    13. 13. MasterFILE Premier <ul><li>Designed for public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Full text </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,750 periodicals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biographies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Primary source documents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>General reference </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Science </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Try it! <ul><li>A member of Toastmasters International is researching euthanasia laws in the United States in preparation for a speech. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords? </li></ul><ul><li>Limiters? </li></ul><ul><li>Results? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Academic Search Complete <ul><li>Scholarly, multi-disciplinary database </li></ul><ul><li>Full text of over 7,000 periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracts from over 11,000 journals </li></ul><ul><li>PDF content back to 1887 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Try it! <ul><li>A high school driver’s education teacher is researching information for his driver’s education course about teens who text while driving. He would like a good article to share with his students – preferably one that notes the impact their poor driving habits could have on parents, as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords: teen, driving, texting, parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Results only from SmartText Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Teens and texting: It’s not OK behind the wheel </li></ul>
    17. 17. Newspaper Source <ul><li>Cover-to-cover full text for >185 national & international newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Selective full text for 392 regional newspapers in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Full-text television and radio news transcripts </li></ul>
    18. 18. Try it! <ul><li>A recent college graduate is researching employment opportunities in major cities within Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords: employment, jobs, Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Results? </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Business Source Complete <ul><li>Financial data </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Major reference works </li></ul><ul><li>Conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Investment research reports </li></ul><ul><li>Industry reports </li></ul><ul><li>Market research reports </li></ul><ul><li>Country reports </li></ul><ul><li>Country profiles </li></ul><ul><li>SWOT analyses </li></ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul><ul><li>World’s leading scholarly business database </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic & full text content from 1886 </li></ul><ul><li>Full text, non-journal content </li></ul>
    20. 20. Try it! <ul><li>A local business owner wants to research average profits for used bookstores nationwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords: used bookstore, profit, nationwide average </li></ul><ul><li>Results? </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Consumer Health Complete <ul><li>Full text for over 200 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health reference books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health reference encyclopedias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagrams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mainstream medicine, as well as complementary, holistic and integrated medicine </li></ul>
    22. 22. Basic Search Page Consumer Health Complete
    23. 23. Consumer Health Complete <ul><li>Single Find Field </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced Spellchecker </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Complete Keyword function </li></ul><ul><li>Source Type Search </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-Based Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias & Reference Books </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet & Pamphlets </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Drug & Herb Information </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Images & Diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and Animations </li></ul>Basic Search Features
    24. 24. <ul><li>Basic search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the Home Page, enter the search term in the Find field and click Search </li></ul></ul>Consumer Health Complete
    25. 25. <ul><li>Result list is sorted by “Source Type”. </li></ul><ul><li>To view a different source type, click the appropriate tab </li></ul>Consumer Health Complete
    26. 26. <ul><li>Additional Features </li></ul>Consumer Health Complete Browse Popular Sources Search by Topic Quick Find
    27. 27. Try it! <ul><li>Keyword: peanut allergy </li></ul><ul><li>Results? </li></ul><ul><li>Options for printing, e-mailing, etc? </li></ul><ul><li>Options for additional information? </li></ul>
    28. 28. EBSCO Support Site <ul><li>http://support.ebsco.com </li></ul>
    29. 29. EBSCO Support Site
    30. 30. <ul><li>Promote Your Online Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market-Specific Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printable Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request Printed Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customer Success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Free Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Success Tools including Lesson Plans for educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of downloadable support materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EBSCO Publishing </li></ul></ul>EBSCO Support Site <ul><li>Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help Sheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete User Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching/Trainer Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Training Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support News </li></ul>
    31. 31. EBSCO Support Site Easy links to most-asked support questions and new feature stories
    32. 32. Lesson Summary <ul><li>How to help library patrons access basic reference information using the most common TexShare databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Locations of the basic reference databases on the TexShare website. </li></ul><ul><li>How to find important information about each database and its sources </li></ul><ul><li>How to conduct searches using the basic reference databases . </li></ul><ul><li>How to access FAQ’s and training materials on the EBSCO Support Site. </li></ul>