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EBSCOHost Advanced Features Workshop - Printable Slides

  1. 1. 10/15/2010 Today… • Searching (Beyond simple keywords) EBSCOHost Databases – Where to search – Search tips Advanced Features – Subject guide / thesaurus – Saving articles to folders Make the Most of Your Bells & Whistles! • Personal Accounts – why create one? Search Tips: Search tips: Where to Search for the Words… Search Multiple Databases… 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. You can change your database(s) selection while you’re searching by clicking Choose Databases. Search tips – Search Tips: Multiple Databases Subject/Thesaurus Searching Many EBSCOHost databases have a Thesaurus or list of Subject Terms. (Look for this at the top of the screen.) Just change the checked databases Either click subject terms, or check the “suggest subject terms” box and perform a search immediately. & click OK. 1
  2. 2. 10/15/2010 Advance Searching Advance Searching Subject/Thesaurus 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 2nd If there is a better phrase to use, it will be suggested in search field on the window the search results. – not the one on the top!) Click on the best-sounding phrase to learn more… Advance Searching Advance Searching Subject/Thesaurus Searching Search Tips This is where you will find other words/phrases to Look for more search tips by consider in your clicking Help at the top right. searches! Advance Searching Advance Searching Search Tips Saving Articles to a Folder Note the choices on the left and click an option to learn more. 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. 2
  3. 3. 10/15/2010 Advance Searching Advance Searching Saving Articles to a Folder Saving Articles to a Folder If you’re looking at the article record, click the add to To see your list of saved articles, click on the Folder folder icon. option at top right of screen. Advance Searching My EBSCOHost Saving Articles to a Folder Create a Personal Account And – here they are! By creating a personal account – you can save your favorite articles securely, and much more! WARNING – This can be lost if your browser closes, power To create an account, click Sign In to My EBSCOHost. goes out, etc. SOLUTION – Create a personal account with EBSCOHost… My EBSCOHost My EBSCOHost Create a Personal Account Create a Personal Account Enter appropriate information, submit, and follow any additional instructions. 3
  4. 4. 10/15/2010 My EBSCOHost My EBSCOHost Create a Personal Account Folders If you have a personal account – sign in before starting your research session. This is a list of articles Follow the same steps for saving articles to a folder. saved under an account. Now, if anything happens, they have been saved to your You can also organize account until you decide to delete them! these articles into different folders. My EBSCOHost My EBSCOHost Folders Folders You can also share one of your folders with people that you’re working with. Just enter appropriate information, and click Invite. Saving Searches Saving Searches Do you find that you often return to do the same search? Put a check next to your search (and any other searches) that you would like to save, then click Save You can save this search by clicking Searches / Alerts. Search History / Alerts 4
  5. 5. 10/15/2010 Saving Searches Saving Searches Enter information After saving your search, you about your search, can hide the search history / and click Save. alerts box by clicking that option again. Saving Searches Saving Searches To find previously saved searches, click on your folder (at top right). Click on Saved Searches on the left. Saving Searches Saving Searches Click Retrieve Saved Search Click Rerun to re-run the next to your search. search. 5
  6. 6. 10/15/2010 Search Alerts Search Alerts EBSCOHost will also run searches for you on a regular basis. First, run your search. Click E-mail alert in the pop-up box that appears. Then, click Alert / Save / Share Search Alerts Journal Alerts Just like search alerts, you can also be notified when the most recent issue of your favorite journal or magazine is available. (If it is included in an EBSCOHost database!) First you need to know if the publication Enter the information needed so that EBSCO can notify you when is included… new articles matching your search are available. This includes noting how frequently you would like to be notified. (Covers from: www.consumerreports.org, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpsoc/bjp, and Click Save Alert when finished. http://www.psychologytoday.com/ ) Journal Alerts Journal Alerts From the library’s web page, click on Articles & Newspapers, then Journals A-Z. Enter your journal title, and click the search button. 6
  7. 7. 10/15/2010 Journal Alerts Journal Alerts Return to your EBSCOHost database, and then click In the search results, make sure that an Publications at the top of the EBSCOHost database includes the journal in screen. full-text, and make sure that it has it until the present. Journal Alerts Journal Alerts Enter your journal title in the second search box, and then click browse. Click on the title of your journal. Journal Alerts Journal Alerts When viewing the journal information, click Click E-mail Alert. on Alert / Save / Share. 7
  8. 8. 10/15/2010 Journal Alerts Thank You! • Now – take some time to “Play” around with these databases. • Also remember – that EBSCOHost databases are only one group of databases. • Experiment with any database! Look for: – Options to create an account – “Help” Enter your contact information – Anything else! (If you’re curious – click it and see!) and any other preferences, and then click Save Alert. 8