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1 support.ebsco.com Poetry & Short Story Reference Center Tutorial

2 Welcome to EBSCOs Poetry & Short Story Reference Center (PSSRC) tutorial. This comprehensive full-text database provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of poets and short story authors and their works across literary themes, forms, techniques, and movements. Biographies, critical analyses, contextual essays, and explications of important works are also included. This tutorial will introduce you to key interface features as well as the products unique content.

3 Searching Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is easy. Simply enter your search term(s) in the Find field, select the desired search parameter from the drop-down menu (keyword, author, title, poem, short story), and click the Search button.

4 From the Search Results page, you can refine your results by using the limiters in the left-hand column. Click on a Full Text link to view the full text of the article, or click the article title to view more information about the article.

5 On the Detailed Record screen, you can view all of the citation information for the article. Click the Full Text link to read the article. You can also Print, E-mail, Save, Cite, or Export an article by clicking the Tools icons on the right.

6 You can also browse by most studied poems and poets, short stories, poetic forms & techniques, critical analyses, themes, and more. Lets begin with Most Studied Poems by clicking on link in the Browse box on the home screen.

7 From the Most Studied Poems screen, you can conduct a keyword search, narrow your search by category using the tabs above the Find field, or browse results alphabetically or by relevance.

8 To browse the most studied poets in the database click Most Studied Poets in the Browse box on the home screen. From here you can conduct a keyword search, narrow your search by category using the tabs above the Find field, and/or browse results alphabetically or by relevance. These are just two of the many Browse options available.

9 Audio and video recordings of poets reading their works, interviews, conversations, and podcasts from reputable sources like the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Foundation, and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions are also available. You can download and listen to MP3 files on your mobile device or stream video on your computer. Hover your pointer over More in the top toolbar and click Audio (or Video). When the search screen appears, enter your keywords in the Find field and click the Search button.

10 Researchers will find a number of other helpful resources, such as a Literary Glossary, dictionaries, eBooks, and critical analyses of popular poems.

11 Poetry Off The Page Lesson Plans and Assignments have been specifically crafted to assist teachers with classroom instruction. Simply click the Learn More button to access these supplemental guides. You can search lesson plans by keyword, narrow your search by category using the tabs above the Find field, and/or browse results alphabetically or by relevance.

12 For access to the complete online Help system, click the Help link at the top right of the home screen.

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