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Knowledge is Empowerment Tutorial Guide no. 32 SEARCHING ERIC THESAURUS & INDEX
Knowledge is Empowerment Why using the INDEX and Thesaurus while searching ERIC data bases Please select EBSCO (Education) ERIC, following the next slides:
Knowledge is Empowerment To access, go to http://www.usuniversity.edu/student_services_library.php http://www.usuniversity.edu/student_services_library.php 1. From home page, look for the bar across the page, click on STUDENT SERVICES or look for Library, under STUDENT SERVICES. 2. Select US University Online full text databasesUS University Online full text databases 3. Scroll down to EBSCO EDUCATION (ERIC)EBSCO EDUCATION (ERIC)
Knowledge is Empowerment 4. At the bottom of the page you will find the EBSCO EDUCATION (ERIC) link.
Knowledge is Empowerment 5. For ID & Password, go to your personal US University e-mail or e-mail the Librarian & ask for them.
Knowledge is Empowerment To browse ERIC thesaurus, click
Knowledge is Empowerment Why browsing through ERIC Thesaurus The Thesaurus tells you the words to use in your searching, sometimes we need to think in general terms, instead of specific terms Browse for nouns and adjectives. Do not use articles, verbs or adverbs
Knowledge is Empowerment A new thesaurus Browse screen is display. Enter your search term in the Browse field, and select Terms Begins With
Knowledge is Empowerment What Browse field do you want to use? If you select Terms Begins With, the list displays the terms in alphabetical order If you select Term Contains, the term searched for appears first followed by a list of terms displayed in alphabetical order If you select Relevancy Ranked, it will appears the exact match for the term first in order of relevance
Knowledge is Empowerment The words to be browse are: “EDUCATIONAL THEORIES” OR “TEACHING THEORIES.” Let’s search EDUCATIONAL THEORIES first
Knowledge is Empowerment Mark the headings that match your interest, as many as you need
The terms selected combined them with AND, OR, or NOT and click the SEARCH button
Knowledge is Empowerment Limit your results to Full Text, Peer- Reviewed and from 2000 to present time
Knowledge is Empowerment Are the results satisfactory?
Knowledge is Empowerment Let’s now browse through ERIC INDEX
Knowledge is Empowerment Let me briefly explain you the reason why we need to use the index Our vocabulary is not the same as the database, we need to learn the database vocabulary We need to be sure we are searching with the right terms, otherwise we are loosing results, and loosing relevant articles for my term paper, essay or theses The index tells you how many articles are indexed under each term, so you know what to expect The index tells you what terms to use in your search
Knowledge is Empowerment Click the INDEX link at the top of the EBSCO host screen
Knowledge is Empowerment Select “Descriptors” from the drop- down list
Knowledge is Empowerment Enter your term in the Browse for field, for example EDUCATIONAL THEORIES and click Browse. From the list, select your terms. See 8311 records
Knowledge is Empowerment Select the check box of the terms that match your interest
Knowledge is Empowerment Selected the terms and combined them with AND, now click the ADD button.
Knowledge is Empowerment Click the search button for results
Knowledge is Empowerment Limit your results to Full Text, Peer-Reviewed and from 2000 to present time
Knowledge is Empowerment Click PDF Full Text to open the article
Knowledge is Empowerment You can print, email, save in your EBSCO HOST folder and see the citation
Knowledge is Empowerment Now you have to continue your own journey Second stop, please go to Use of Indexes in EBSCO database and Academic Search Premier Visual SearchUse of Indexes in EBSCO database Academic Search Premier Visual Search Third Stop, and PlagiarismPlagiarism Fourth stop, Create Alerts and Files in EBSCO and Information CycleCreate Alerts and Files in EBSCOInformation Cycle Fifth Stop, OPEN SOURCES http://www.usuniversity.edu/student_services_library_informatio n.phpOPEN SOURCES http://www.usuniversity.edu/student_services_library_informatio n.php and Collections http://www.usuniversity.edu/student_services_library_collections. php http://www.usuniversity.edu/student_services_library_collections. php
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