The advanced search feature is shown here combining a search for water quality and manufacturing.
In the next screen you will see how you can change the pull-down menus to direct what EXACTLY you want to search. This is the advanced search method. It lets YOU control exactly what you want to search.
The first red arrow shows how many hits we got when we searched for this term. The second one shows that we marked “full text” so that we don’t get just the name (citation) of an article or the summary (abstract) of the article. We want the whole thing.
Opening the article gives you the title, author, the source (name of the magazine) and the length of the article. It will also give you other ideas for search terms under the Subject terms. The abstract is a summary of the article.
EBSCOhost lets you print the article. But you can also email it to yourself, email it to a friend, cite the article, export it to a bibliographic manager, and add it to a folder.
You can decide which format you want to use. Do you need APA, AMA, or MLA? Find out from your instructor what format they require ahead of time.
This is what that article might look like in APA style. Note the persistent link to get back to the article for further information.
To get help with internal citations, use this link.
Using the links provided by EBSCOhost brings you to a cite where you can find out how to cite your source, whether it is a picture, a sound bite, an interview or a government document.
Know the difference between an abstract and the full text of the article. In some journals, the abstract can be 2-3 pages long.
To reach EBSCOhost from off campus either from your own home computer or from another library, use http://shorewoodschools.org then go to: High School For Students and Family Library Resources PowerPoint prepared by Jill Perfect as a teaching tool using EBSCOhost database.