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ELibrary Topic Search Basics 2011-12. eLibrary topic search allows users to locate articles and multimedia resources –Relevant to K-12 curricula and user.

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1 eLibrary Topic Search Basics

2 eLibrary topic search allows users to locate articles and multimedia resources –Relevant to K-12 curricula and user interests eLibrary Topic Search

3 Use eLibrary topic search to: –Search our entire collection of periodicals, books, and multimedia –Locate the most relevant information easily using weighted indexing –Find similar content quickly using the more documents like this feature –Query within single or multiple topic categories in one easy search eLibrary Topic Search

4 Topic Search Technology Combines our award- winning Homework Central topic tree and advanced semantics software Based on K-12 curricula and homework subjects Includes more than 15,000 topics and sub-topics Use a powerful index built for K-12 research

5 Complete Indexing eLibrary provides topic indexing for every source in the database Indexing occurs daily so you can search even the most current content Includes maps, pictures, multimedia, and websites Includes current and archival information Search the entire collection, not a subset

6 Relevant Results Every article receives three topic terms A Strength Meter expresses the relative weight of the topics to each other Hyperlinks within topics allow users to execute new queries based on related topics Identify relevant information with weighted indexing

7 Weighted Topic Examples Fig. 1: The last topic features less prominently in the article than the first two topics. Fig. 2: The first topic features more prominently in the article than the next two topics.

8 Find More Document Like This More Documents Like This will locate additional content with the same three topics In this example, we will locate articles with the topics: hurricanes, introduction to hurricanes, and how hurricanes form. Locate additional articles related to an item in eLibrary

9 More Document Like This Results Article results are sorted by weighted relevancy to the three topics in our article,What causes hurricanes? Locate additional articles related to an item in eLibrary

10 Search Within Topics eLibrary contains 15,000+ topics and sub-topics Launch topic search from advanced search or the topic tree page to find your topic Once identified, add additional limiters such as keyword, media type, date, etc. Query within a topic or multiple topics to pinpoint results

11 Search Within Topics Example Browse or search the topic tree until you locate a topic or subtopic of interest Click Search within this topic once youve found the topic you want to search against The topic is then added to advanced search In this example, we can now search within the topic, First Nation, Land Claims Search Within Topic

12 Search Within Topics Results All article results contain the indexed topic Article results are sorted by relevancy, in this example, our query was Canada Article results may also be re-sorted by date, media type, publication, title, file size, or reading/Lexile level Search Within Topic

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