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HED Education Full Text

  1. 1. Research Databases: Education Full Text (formerly Education Abstracts) Learn how to effectively search the Education Full Text database to identify relevant articles for educational research.
  2. 2. Why Choose Education Full Text? <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Every article longer than a single column is indexed. </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes important non-journal sources, such as the Chronicle of Higher Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes attached full text of many publications from 1998 forward. </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracts for books included since 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer journals included than ERIC (677 publications vs. 2600). </li></ul><ul><li>Less precise limiting by grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>No built in thesaurus to find ‘correct’ subject terms. </li></ul>Here is how Education Full Text from H.W. Wilson compares to other databases in the field of education:
  3. 3. Searching EdFT: Starting the Search <ul><li>You can access the Education Full Text database from the Research Databases listing by Name or Subject (Education), or follow the URL below: </li></ul><ul><li>http://rave.ohiolink.edu/databases/login/edua </li></ul><ul><li>Often the best strategy is to break your search into subtopics and search each separately, then use the Search History to combine all subtopics together into one search. </li></ul>
  4. 4. EdFT: Finding the Right Keywords <ul><li>Since this database does not use a thesaurus, you will need to figure out what subject words may help describe your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>If you search for a phrase that describes your topic, use ‘Most Frequent Subjects’ for the search results to see subject words associated with articles that use your phrase. </li></ul><ul><li>Use these words to retry your search. You may need to use words from more than one subject heading, and combine with your original keyword. </li></ul><ul><li>See the next slide for an example… </li></ul>
  5. 5. EdFT: Finding Keywords (cont.) <ul><li>After searching for ‘college freshmen’, click here </li></ul><ul><li>Then look for appropriate subject words… </li></ul><ul><li>And then do a new search with all of your words… </li></ul><ul><li>college freshmen OR (college students AND freshmen) </li></ul>
  6. 6. EdFT: Combining Searches <ul><li>After you’ve searched for the first part of your topic, type the next part of the topic in the search box on the results screen. </li></ul><ul><li>When all parts of your topic have been searched separately, click on ‘Search History’ to combine them. </li></ul><ul><li>Use AND to find items that discuss all of your subtopics in the same paper. </li></ul>
  7. 7. EdFT: Limiting Results <ul><li>To narrow your search results, common limits are displayed at the top of the results screen. For Education Full Text these are ‘Feature Articles’ and ‘Since 1995’. </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘All Limit Options’ to see more complete options, including by Year, Publication Type, and Language. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike ERIC, to limit by grade level in Education Full Text, you must do a search for subjects such as ‘elementary’ or ‘colleges and universities’ and combine it with your search… there is no Limit option. </li></ul>
  8. 8. EdFT: Results List <ul><li>The results list will give a brief citation, with your search terms highlighted. Click on a title for the full record, including an abstract (summary) and all subject headings. Or, use Show Abstracts to view summaries in the list. </li></ul>
  9. 9. EdFT: Results, Full Record Click on an author’s name to see more by the same author. Click on subject heading to see other items with the same subject.
  10. 10. EdFT: Locating an Item <ul><li>Some articles in Education Full Text have the full text attached in either PDF or HTML format. [Attached Full Text] will appear after the citation in the Results List or near the top of the Full Record. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the button in the Results List or Full Record to see your options for finding the item in print or electronically. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For journals, this may link you to electronic full text or tell you if the journal is subscribed to by the University of Toledo libraries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For books, Find It! will look up the item in the OhioLINK Catalog. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More information on Find It! (a.k.a OLinks) is available here . </li></ul>
  11. 11. EdFT: Marking/Storing/Exporting <ul><li>To store records in a list so that you can print, e-mail, or save them to a disk, you can mark records by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking on the icon in the Results List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking on the icon on a Full Record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking on ‘Store All on Page’ in the Results List (to see more results per page, use ‘All Limit Options’) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click the Stored Records button at the top of the page to see all export options. </li></ul>
  12. 12. EdFT: Exporting (cont.) <ul><li>From the Stored Records page, you can review your list (and remove items if necessary). </li></ul><ul><li>Export options include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mailing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloading (saving) to your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As well as viewing, pocketing to a PDA, or exporting to bibliographic management software. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All export options include a Search History so you can reproduce your search later </li></ul><ul><li>None of the export formats include linked full text! Only the citation, abstract, and other full record information will be sent. </li></ul>