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1 NewsBank, inc. Presents How to Search Access U.K. & Ireland Newspapers This presentation automatically runs as a slide show. Click here to skip intro. Click here to skip intro.

2 Click here to skip intro. Click here to skip intro. Starting from your home page, you are one click away from a host of powerful search options.

3 You can search a specific newspaper... Click here to skip intro. Click here to skip intro.

4 You can search across a region... Click here to skip intro. Click here to skip intro.

5 You can search all newspapers from an entire country... Click here to skip intro. Click here to skip intro.

6 You can search all titles in the U.K. and Ireland at once... Click here to skip intro. Click here to skip intro.

7 You can also search more than 100 of the top international news sources… Click here to skip intro. Click here to skip intro.

8 Or, put it all together and search a wealth of sources from the U.K., Ireland and around the world. This tutorial details several effective search techniques that are frequently used in Access U.K. & Ireland Newspapers. It also offers tips to help you find what you are looking for. Click here to skip intro. Click here to skip intro.

9 You will learn how to: Search sources from around the world, across a broad geographic area or from a single country, or focus on a particular newspaper Search sources from around the world, across a broad geographic area or from a single country, or focus on a particular newspaper Research a topic or issue Research a person, place or organisation Research a person, place or organisation Locate an article you remember reading Locate an article you remember reading Browse a specific newspaper by date Browse a specific newspaper by date Locate an obituary Search for articles by a particular author Search for articles by a particular author Click on a specific topic to go to it directly, or simply click outside the topics to continue the slideshow.

10 Search sources around the world, across a broad geographic area or from a single country, or focus on a particular newspaper For perspectives on topics, people, issues and events, use the shortcuts and maps to expand or narrow your search. For example, narrow your search from all available titles… To those in the U.K. and Ireland… To titles in Wales… To a single newspaper, the South Wales Echo. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

11 1.Search newspapers around the world, or point-and-click on the Search Shortcuts, the legend or the map to search sources from a geographic region. Tip: For the greatest possible number of search results, search the entire world. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

12 2. For tighter search results, narrow your search to all sources in the U.K. and Ireland. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

13 3. You can further narrow your search to a single country or a specific newspaper. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide. Tip: When searching a common topic or a term frequently in the news, consider limiting your search to certain regions or specific titles by checking the appropriate box(es). This will yield a smaller set of results.

14 4.At any time, you can change the focus of your search by using the customisable Search Shortcuts in the navigation bar. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

15 Research a topic or issue For example, you can research: Terrorism The Middle East Healthcare services Avian flu Education Assembly government Global warming Crime Football Parliament School funding The Olympics Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

16 In this example, search The World. 1.Type your search term(s) to describe an issue, event, etc. In this example, use terrorism. 2. Choose a timeframe from the drop-down menu. For example, the past twelve months. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

17 In a second example, compare recent events with past events. 1.Continue to search on terrorism. 2.However, choose a different timeframe. For example, choose Oldest matches first and specify the year Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

18 1.Narrow your search to specific publications within the group by checking their respective boxes. Tip: If you wish to focus your search results, try the Search Shortcuts. For example, search only the UK National Newspapers by clicking on the shortcut in the navigation bar. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

19 2. Or, search a single newspaper by clicking on its title in the previous list. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

20 Research a person, place or organisation For example, you can research: Peter Hain House of Commons Glasgow The Dail National Health Service FTSE 350 Rugby Football Union Westminster Abbey Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

21 1. To perform a basic search, simply type in your search terms. For example, choose National Health Service or NHS. 2. Choose a timeframe. For example, the past 7 days. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide. Tip: To find names, compound terms or exact phrases, use quotation marks. For example, National Health Service.

22 1.If there are too many hits, you could narrow your search to a specific country. 2.Click on Advanced Search for even more options. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

23 1.You can focus your search criteria with the drop-down boxes. For example, you can specify that your terms National Health Service or NHS must appear in Lead/First Paragraph. 3.As in the Basic Search, you can change the timeframe. For example, choose the past 3 months. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide. 2.Also, you can add a requirement that NHS also appears in Headline.

24 Tip: You can browse a single issue of a selected newspaper. Find a specific issue by clicking on it or entering a specific date. You can pinpoint your results even more by selecting a single newspaper to search or browse for content on a chosen topic. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

25 Locate an article you remember reading For example, search for an article… With the words women and football and championship From the first two weeks of March 2006 In a local or regional newspaper Note: The sources available to you will depend on your NewsBank subscription. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

26 1.Use the map, the lists of newspapers by region or country or the customised shortcuts to find the appropriate group of papers to search. 2.Based on what you remember about the article, choose appropriate search terms. 3.Choose to return Best matches first. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide. 4.Choose a custom date. For example, select 1 March 2006 – 15 March Click on the headline to see the full text of an article.

27 Lets take a look at the article from the Sunday Mercury from Birmingham, England. Tip: Notice the highlighted search terms within the text of the article. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

28 1.You can find the same article by selecting a specific source. For instance, directly select the Sunday Mercury from the list of titles in the Regional and Local group. Tip: If you remember a recent date during which the article was published, you can simply browse that days issue and its articles. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

29 Browse a specific newspaper by date For example: You remember seeing an article in your local paper about a neighbourhood having problems with tunneling badgers. Your local paper is the Portsmouth Evening News of Portsmouth, England. You know the article was published on the 21 st of March, Note: The sources available to you will depend on your NewsBank subscription. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

30 Tip: Through the easily customisable interface, your library, school, college or university can highlight local newspapers, or groups of newspapers, on the tool bar for direct access. 1.Choose the U.K. Regional and Local Newspapers shortcut from the navigation bar. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

31 2.Scroll to the bottom of the page, and directly select The Portsmouth Evening News from the list of titles. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

32 3.You can type the publication date you wish to review and click BROWSE. Tip: Browse features are available only if a single newspaper is selected. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide. 4.Or, if the date you want appears in the list, simply choose it from there. In this example, select 21 March, 2006.

33 5.Browse articles by selecting Search Within this Issue or simply by clicking on their headlines. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

34 6. Browse the article. Note the headline, paper title, date, and number of print pages. 7. Click on Quick Links or Back to Issue to browse other articles from the same day. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

35 Tip: At the bottom of each article is more information on the source and copyright. Tip: OpenURL links at the end of each article enable you to link an to article in an , which can be sent to a friend, colleague, student or professor. Also, each article has a MARC Record Number, so it can be uniquely identified. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

36 Locate an obituary For example: Welsh hero Eynon Hawkins, from December 2001 A Yorkshire man, Binns, former pilot in the RAF and veteran of the Second World War In your search, you might specify: The region or paper where an obituary would have been published The name of the deceased The month and year of death Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

37 2.Choose Oldest matches first and add a custom date. In this case, try December Click Search. 1. Type the name of the deceased in the search box and the search term obit*. For example, search all U.K. & Ireland sources for Eynon Hawkins. Tip: Use truncation (by adding an asterisk) to search all forms of the word obituary. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

38 3. View your highly targeted results. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide. Tip: To see the first paragraph on the results page, check the Show First Paragraph box.

39 In our second example, lets narrow the search from all of the U.K. & Ireland to England… Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

40 …and from all of England to Yorkshire. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

41 1.Use the name of the deceased and some key terms that are likely to be mentioned in his obituary. 2.Since you know the year that Mr. Binns died, you can include that in your search. Choose the timeframe Search all of the Yorkshire publications for Harry Binns obituary. 3.Click Search. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide. Tip: The more terms you connect with AND in your search statement, the more specific your results will be.

42 The results yield two articles from the West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire County Publications. Tip: Since many people live in several places during their lives, obituaries may be listed in newspapers from two or more cities. Because obituaries often run on multiple days, it is helpful not to target your date too tightly. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

43 Search for articles by a particular author For example, find articles written by: Giles Smith Hafina Clwyd Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

44 1.Search all newspapers in the U.K. and Ireland for articles by Giles Smith. Use the Advanced Search and specify your terms to appear in Author/Byline. Tip: Be sure to use the Author/Byline field, especially when searching for articles by an author with a common name to avoid false hits. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

45 2.View your results. Note that your search terms appear in the Author field, as specified. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide. Tip: Click on Quick Links to find other articles by Giles Smith or articles from the same page, section or date.

46 1.You might try a Basic Search for columnist Hafina Clwyd. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

47 2.A quick look at one of the results will reveal that this article was not written by Hafina Clwyd. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

48 3.Scroll down and look for your highlighted terms. You will see that Hafina Clwyds name appears in the text of this article. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

49 4.Try again, this time using the Advanced Search and specify that your terms should appear in Author/Byline. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

50 5.With this search, you are guaranteed to find articles written by Hafina Clwyd. Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.

51 Access U.K. & Ireland Newspapers We hope this tutorial has helped you understand some of the techniques and strategies for successful research. Remember to: Select appropriate sources for your search Define your search terms Specify a timeframe when relevant Click here to go to menu slide. Click here to go to menu slide.


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