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Using lirn revised

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Using LIRN Tutorial

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Using lirn revised

  1. 1.  In your web browser enter the following address into the address box, www.lirn.net. Click on “Member Database Access” to enter the authorization page.
  2. 2.  At the box at the bottom of the page enter your campus password as supplied by your librarian. Click “Submit”.
  3. 3. The LIRN® portal page for your campus will appear with a list of available resources.
  4. 4. Click on Connect to INFOTRAC.
  5. 5. A page will appear that shows the databases under InfoTrac. At the top of this page is an opening paragraph. Read this paragraph carefully. It contains instructions on how to search one classification of data or cross search through several databanks.
  6. 6. Using InfoTrac PowerSearch:Click on “Select all cross searchable databases”.
  7. 7. This is the main InfoTrac PowerSearchpage. Below the main search box areoptions that allow you to choose onlydocuments with full text as well asdocuments with images anddocuments that have been peer-reviewed.To search:Type “pixel” into the find search box.Check the box “documents with fulltext”.Check the box “documents withimages”.Click “Search”.
  8. 8. A list of articles appears. Atthe bottom of each article istext explaining its contents, inthis case the article containsthe full text and graphics aswell as a PDF scan of theoriginal document.Click on the title to view thearticle.
  9. 9. How to Search InfoTrac – an example: Open to InfoTrac, click on the title “Computer Database”.
  10. 10. Enter the word “Pixel” in the Search box.Click Search.
  11. 11. A listing of articles about pixels will appear. Scroll down to one of these titles and click on it.
  12. 12. Once you have found a resource, you have several choices.You can: read the article on line print the article email the article to yourself or someone else save the article in favorites for future reference or emailing.
  13. 13. If you click on “Citation Tools”, a new window will pop up withoptions for saving a citation to this article.
  14. 14. Select the style of citation you wish to use, then click “Save”.
  15. 15. A box will pop up asking you where to save or open the file to.The citation is saved as an HTM file which can be opened withyour web browser. From there you can copy the text to paste intoyour document.
  16. 16. Click on Connect to Proquest.
  17. 17. A page will appear that will show a block for the selection of databases you wish to use. Click on this and only the databases available through your library will appear. Your library subscription may not contain all of the databases listed. Select the database appropriate for your research.
  18. 18.  The page will update and you can enter your specific search title and use normal search procedures to find what you need. If you need more search help go to “Search Tips”.
  19. 19. Click on Connect to eLibrary.
  20. 20. Select the database you wish to use, you can select from: Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Maps, Websites, Pictures, Audio/Video and Transcripts.
  21. 21. You will then be able to search for a publication under the selected database.
  22. 22. Click on Connect to Credo Reference.
  23. 23.  A page will appear that will show a block for the selection of databases you wish to use. Click on this and the databases available through your library will appear. Select the database appropriate for your research.
  24. 24. Created by Douglas Devaux / Mark Wilson, LIRN® Office

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