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Searching & Citing Ginny Konefal adapted from Powerpoint prepared for Professional Development Workshop, January 18, 2006 by Martha Hickson March 17, 2006.

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1 Searching & Citing Ginny Konefal adapted from Powerpoint prepared for Professional Development Workshop, January 18, 2006 by Martha Hickson March 17, 2006

2 MasterFILE Premier Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications Full text information dating as far back as 1975 Covering virtually every subject area of general interest Includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. Updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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4 You try it: Advanced Search Do an Advanced Search with no limiters Try again with limiters Sort by relevance Open an article examine the subject headings – Add helpful new terms to your search planning worksheet

5 EBSCO search tips Boolean – OR = more Wildcards (?) Truncation (*) Proximity (N, W) Grouping Limiters Expanders Searchable fields

6 Common field searches AU Jefferson (author) DE library science (subject heading) JN School Library Journal (journal name) RV Y (peer reviewed) TI marketing (article title)

7 Finding subjects & search terms

8 You try it: Subject Terms Click the Subject Terms tab Click the Relevancy Ranked button In the Browse For box, type one of your search terms Click the Browse button Review the list and add any useful related terms to your search planning worksheet

9 Finding publications Publication name Alpha browse Subject search Words in title

10 You try it: Publications Click the Publications tab Click the Subject & Description button In the Browse Publications field, type the subject that you are researching Click the Browse button

11 Indexes Browse indexed fields Build a search by clicking on relevant items

12 Cited References

13 Session history

14 My EBSCOHost

15 Create new account

16 Save searches/alerts

17 Search alert

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19 Sample search alert

20 You try it: Search Alert Click Search History/Alerts tab Click Save Searches/Alerts Complete the form – Click Alert radio button Click Save button

21 Journal alert

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24 Sample journal alert

25 You try it: Journal Alert Click Publications button Use Browse Publications to find your magazine Click Browse Click the magazines title Click Journal Alert Complete the form Click Save button

26 Web Page Composer

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29 Sample web page: Pathfinder

30 You try it: Web Page Composer Click My Folder Has Items Click Web Pages Click Page Composer Give the page a name Click Continue Experiment with the page-building tools

31 Support & documentation


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