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Library Search Skills 2012. Search Skills To be Covered  Using iSearch an Intelligent One Stop Tool to discover HKIEd Library Collection  Basic search.

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1 Library Search Skills 2012

2 Search Skills To be Covered  Using iSearch an Intelligent One Stop Tool to discover HKIEd Library Collection  Basic search for books, audio-visual materials, reports and dissertations from the Library Collection  Advanced search for full text journal articles from the Library Databases  Expand search results to: HKALL, EdLINK  Added value in iSearch 2

3 What is iSearch iSearch is our Brand Name given to the Ebsco Discovery Service, standing for intelligent Search – one-stop intelligent Search and Discovery Tool for Academic Resources

4 What is iSearch? An Intelligent Search Engine that lets you find relevant information from a mega-index covering Library Catalogue, major academic databases and publishers in a single search box A Google-like searching experience providing – Nearly 50,000 Magazines & Journals – Nearly 6 million Books – Nearly 20,000 Conference Proceedings 4

5 Search multiple academic resources in a Single Search Box HKIEd Lib Catalog Databases Journals Emerald Journals Web of Science JSTOR EBSCO Databases ScienceDirect iSearch Foundation Index iSearch 5

6 What does iSearch Contain? iSearch is Consisted of Two Components: 1.EDS Base Index; (universal for all EDS clients) 2.Custom Components (Customized for individual EDS clients based on their own Library catalogues and databases that they subscribe) –[e.g. HKIEd Lib Catalog + dozens of HKIEd subscribed databases like ASP, ERIC, Edu Research Complete, EconLit, MLA Bibliography, PsycInfo, JSTOR … and some free resources like MedLine, OAIster, etc] –Plus Federated Searches to customized resources via EHIS Connectors

7 Library Catalogue Books, Journal Articles, Videos, Audios, News, Dissertations, Reports, Proceedings and more iSearch Some specific Databases & Journals Most HKIEd Databases & Journals Major Resources NOT Directly Indexed by iSearch : Chinese Databases WiseNews Library PressDisplay ProQuest Dissertation Abstracts Scopus Naxos

8 How Big is iSearch? According to EBSCO, the EDS Base Index alone covers metadata for: – Nearly 50,000 Magazines & Journals – Nearly 6 million Books – Nearly 20,000 Conference Proceedings – 825,000 CDs & DVDs – Hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types, including: Biographies Health Reports Newspapers And More

9 At least 149 Million Records

10 Does iSearch Cover All Records in HKIEd Innopac? It should, but there will be a time gap because changes (addition, removal and revision) to bibliographic records are uploaded to EDS in batch mode (eventually will be updated daily) Since EDS shows a one line item status. Users will see Multiple Locations when there are more than one item. Detailed locations are available in the detailed record display. Multiple Locations

11 Do you Mean that the Circulation Status Could be One-Day-Old Information? Don't worry. Although the Bib Records are updated in batch mode; the Item Status is grabbed from Innopac server dynamically Since the Item Status is generated on the run, sometimes the Item Status will not be shown when the connection times out or not enough connection slots. In those cases, it will simply suggest users to click a link to check Library catalogue (Innopac) for availability Since EDS shows a one line item status. Users will see Multiple Locations when there are more than one item. Detailed locations are available in the detailed record display. Multiple Locations

12 12 Start searching at … - access iSearch at the HKIEd Library Website - access iSearch at the HKIEd Library Website Search Limited to Search child development Limited to Library Catalogue Only

13 13 Various Options to Narrow Down by Dates, Subjects, Languages, Types of Materials, etc.

14 Link your results to library catalogue Link to OPAC Record Click “View Library catalogue” on selected record

15 Access link to view e-book / EdVideo Access from ebrary to view the e-book

16 Viewing the e-book Viewing the Table of Content

17 Limit by source type to refine your results Limit to Source Type Check the box(es) to filter your results based on your preferred source types

18 18 Example: We can Select Printed Books, Magazines and Reports Only

19 19 Display the Subject List by Clicking “Show More” under Subject

20 Try it Yourself: Hands-on iSearch Q1: Keyword = Preschool education + limited to material type = book + publication date >2009 Q2: Author = Santrock, John W. Q3: Subject = Family Hong Kong Q4: Title = Handbook of positive psychology in schools 20

21 Advanced search for Library Materials Enter Your Search Enter your keywords, search term(s) and select a search field Use “quotation marks” to search for a phrase. Key in additional search terms and use the operators AND, OR and/or NOT to construct a complex query. Click the Search button to start your search. Limit to Library Catalogue Check this box to limit your search Limit to Publication Date, Author, Library Location and Language Limit to Publication Date, Author, Library Location and Language [Optional ]

22 iSearch is a Lot More than HKIEd Library Catalogue 22 For Example: Use "Advanced Search" to look for Articles about "Body Image“ and Hong Kong

23 Accessing Full Text Direct Links to Full Text articles available via Ebscohost will be shown directly as separate links / icons Use EdLINK to check if we have the full text via other sources

24 Accessing full-text articles Using EdLINK Some e-databases are enhanced with the e-resources linker Click the direct link to view the article

25 Limit to scholarly journals / Full Text only Enter Your Search Enter your keywords, search term(s) and select a search field Use “quotation marks” to search for a phrase. Key in additional search terms and use the operators AND, OR and/or NOT to construct a complex query. Click the Search button to start your search. Limit to Scholarly Journals only Check this box to search scholarly journals Limit to Publication Date, Author, Location and Language Limit to Publication Date, Author, Location and Language [Optional] Limit to Full Text (Online) only Check this box to search full text articles

26 26 Example: body image and (Hong Kong or Chinese) Various options to limit by subjects, years, academic journals, etc. Various sorting order, export options, display options, etc.

27 27 Use "EdLINK" to check if Full Text is Available

28 28

29 Refine results limit to scholarly journals or Full Text only Limit to Scholarly Journals only Check this box to refine your results Limit to Full Text (Online) only Check this box to refine your results

30 Limit results by content providers Limit Results by Content Providers / Publishers Check the boxes in the list to filter your search results

31 Download Full Text / Link to Full Text Click this button to access full text document via electronic databases Click this button to download full text document

32 Save / / Export results Save / / Cite / Export results

33 Sign in personalized account Sign in Find the “Sign In” button on the top menu / Tool bar

34 Save result / Search alert Save Result / Create Search Alert / Share Result

35 Search for Journal Articles Hands-on:  Try using iSearch or other e-databases to search for literatures related to the following themes on adolescent issues:  Physical appearance, body image, weight control, sexual behavior, friendship, dating, intimate relationship, pornography, gender stereotypes, gender equity, sense of responsibility, conformity versus self determination, stress management, emotions and you, volunteer work, youth unemployment, internet addiction, internet kids ( 隱蔽少年 ), conflicts with parents, sibling rivalry, autonomy versus dependence, family harmony, risk-taking involving anti-social behavior such as bullying, gambling, shoplifting, peer groups and gangs, substance abuse, smoking, alcohol as well as assertiveness and refusal skills. 35

36 HKALL Request via iSearch HKALL Request Button Resend the search key to HKALL / Google Scholar / Google Books

37 Can I Search EDS for a Book if I only have the Call Number? Yes. (e.g. PN4748.C5 L )PN4748.C5 L You can even combine call numbers with author name, or search by a partial call number (e.g. DS796 joseph ting)DS796 joseph ting You can also search by ISBN, words in notes field, Innopac record number, or even physical description in the Bib record (e.g. DS796 30cm)DS796 30cm

38 Added Value in iSearch: Intelligent Features in iSearch Opac Records Different Formats / Editions Book Reviews Similar Books Books by Same Author Google Books Search

39 39 Look for additional features (e.g. similar books, other books by this author, links to Google Books, etc)

40 Some Major Innopac Functions Still Remain on Innopac Platform Request Item Link available at iSerach Detailed OPAC Record Displays View Own Circulation Records / Online Renewal Link at Top Menu of iSearch Course Reserve (via the Course Reserves tab at Library Home Page)

41 Request Item from library catalogue Request Item Checked out items can be requested Find “Request” buttons on the left / top menu bar in the library catalogue of your selected item

42 Renewals Request Items / Switch to Innopac

43 More Tips using iSearch "double quotes" for phrasal searches – educational psychology educational psychology – “educational psychology" “educational psychology" Use Facets at the Results List to Limit Results by year, subjects, geographic location, etc Send the search to ProQuest Dissertation, CNKI, CEPS, etc – particularly useful for searching Chinese resources

44 Expand search to more library databases More Library Databases You may choose to expand your search in selected databases

45 45 Expand your search to ProQuest Dissertations, Chinese Databases, HKALL, Google Scholar, etc

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