EBSCOHost Advanced Features Workshop


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Tour of Academic Search Premier. Shows how to use advanced search features, creating account, creating search and journal alerts...

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EBSCOHost Advanced Features Workshop

  1. 1. EBSCOHost Databases Advanced Features Make the Most of Your Bells & Whistles!
  2. 2. Today… <ul><li>Searching (Beyond simple keywords) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where to search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject guide / thesaurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving articles to folders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Accounts – why create one? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Search Tips: Where to Search for the Words… This is the default search, which looks in all of the important areas for your words… You can change this to be much more specific if you need to narrow or broaden parts of the search.
  4. 4. Search tips: Search Multiple Databases… You can change your database(s) selection while you’re searching by clicking Choose Databases .
  5. 5. Search tips – Multiple Databases Just change the checked databases & click OK .
  6. 6. Search Tips: Subject/Thesaurus Searching Many EBSCOHost databases have a Thesaurus or list of Subject Terms . (Look for this at the top of the screen.) Either click subject terms , or check the “suggest subject terms” box and perform a search immediately.
  7. 7. Advance Searching Subject/Thesaurus Searching (This is the screen that you will see after clicking on subject terms. ) Enter a keyword in the SUBJECT search, and then click Browse . (Be sure to use the 2 nd search field on the window – not the one on the top!)
  8. 8. Advance Searching Subject/Thesaurus Searching If there is a better phrase to use, it will be suggested in the search results. Click on the best-sounding phrase to learn more…
  9. 9. Advance Searching Subject/Thesaurus Searching This is where you will find other words/phrases to consider in your searches!
  10. 10. Advance Searching Search Tips Look for more search tips by clicking Help at the top right.
  11. 11. Advance Searching Search Tips Note the choices on the left and click an option to learn more.
  12. 12. Advance Searching Saving Articles to a Folder While searching, you might want to save a list of articles you’re interested in. If you’re on the search results screen, click Add to Folder .
  13. 13. Advance Searching Saving Articles to a Folder If you’re looking at the article record, click the add to folder icon.
  14. 14. Advance Searching Saving Articles to a Folder To see your list of saved articles, click on the Folder option at top right of screen.
  15. 15. Advance Searching Saving Articles to a Folder And – here they are! WARNING – This can be lost if your browser closes, power goes out, etc. SOLUTION – Create a personal account with EBSCOHost…
  16. 16. My EBSCOHost Create a Personal Account By creating a personal account – you can save your favorite articles securely , and much more! To create an account, click Sign In to My EBSCOHost.
  17. 17. My EBSCOHost Create a Personal Account
  18. 18. My EBSCOHost Create a Personal Account Enter appropriate information, submit, and follow any additional instructions.
  19. 19. My EBSCOHost Create a Personal Account If you have a personal account – sign in before starting your research session. Follow the same steps for saving articles to a folder. Now, if anything happens, they have been saved to your account until you decide to delete them!
  20. 20. My EBSCOHost Folders This is a list of articles saved under an account. You can also organize these articles into different folders.
  21. 21. My EBSCOHost Folders You can also share one of your folders with people that you’re working with.
  22. 22. My EBSCOHost Folders Just enter appropriate information, and click Invite .
  23. 23. Saving Searches Do you find that you often return to do the same search? You can save this search by clicking Search History / Alerts
  24. 24. Saving Searches Put a check next to your search (and any other searches) that you would like to save, then click Save Searches / Alerts.
  25. 25. Saving Searches Enter information about your search, and click Save.
  26. 26. Saving Searches After saving your search, you can hide the search history / alerts box by clicking that option again.
  27. 27. Saving Searches To find previously saved searches, click on your folder (at top right).
  28. 28. Saving Searches Click on Saved Searches on the left.
  29. 29. Saving Searches Click Retrieve Saved Search next to your search.
  30. 30. Saving Searches Click Rerun to re-run the search.
  31. 31. Search Alerts EBSCOHost will also run searches for you on a regular basis. First, run your search. Then, click Alert / Save / Share
  32. 32. Search Alerts Click E-mail alert in the pop-up box that appears.
  33. 33. Search Alerts Enter the information needed so that EBSCO can notify you when new articles matching your search are available. This includes noting how frequently you would like to be notified. Click Save Alert when finished.
  34. 34. Journal Alerts <ul><li>Just like search alerts, you can also be notified when the most recent issue of your favorite journal or magazine is available. </li></ul><ul><li>(If it is included in an EBSCOHost database!) </li></ul><ul><li>First you need to know if the publication is included… </li></ul>(Covers from: www.consumerreports.org , http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpsoc/bjp , and http://www.psychologytoday.com/ )
  35. 35. Journal Alerts From the library’s web page, click on Articles & Newspapers , then Journals A-Z .
  36. 36. Journal Alerts Enter your journal title, and click the search button.
  37. 37. Journal Alerts In the search results, make sure that an EBSCOHost database includes the journal in full-text, and make sure that it has it until the present.
  38. 38. Journal Alerts Return to your EBSCOHost database, and then click Publications at the top of the screen.
  39. 39. Journal Alerts Enter your journal title in the second search box, and then click browse .
  40. 40. Journal Alerts Click on the title of your journal.
  41. 41. Journal Alerts When viewing the journal information, click on Alert / Save / Share.
  42. 42. Journal Alerts Click E-mail Alert.
  43. 43. Journal Alerts Enter your contact information and any other preferences, and then click Save Alert.
  44. 44. Thank You! <ul><li>Now – take some time to “Play” around with these databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Also remember – that EBSCOHost databases are only one group of databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with any database! Look for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Options to create an account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Help” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything else! (If you’re curious – click it and see!) </li></ul></ul>