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EBSCO for All. An introduction to the wonderful world of EBSCO. What Is EBSCO?. Online periodical database Thousands of up-to-date articles and essays from around the world, available at the click of a mouse. Can be accessed from school or home. Why Not Just Use the Internet?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


EBSCO for All

EBSCO for AllAn introduction to the wonderful world of EBSCO1What Is EBSCO?Online periodical databaseThousands of up-to-date articles and essays from around the world, available at the click of a mouse.Can be accessed from school or home.

2Why Not Just Use the Internet?EBSCO pulls its articles directly from accredited, reliable journals, magazines and newspapersYou know your research is accurate, not from some guy with an active imagination, and too much time on his hands.

3What Can I Expect to Find?Acadias current subscription includes nine databasesAll are dedicated to finding the best possible information for school researchThe highlights are

4Academic Search EliteMore than 2,000 serials.Covers virtually every area of academic study. More than 100 journals have PDF images back to 1985. Updated daily

5Canadian Reference CentreLargest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. Includes leading Canadian and international (U.S. and U.K) periodicalsUpdated daily

6MasterFile EliteMore than 1,100 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Includes 56 full text reference booksImage Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags

7Middle Search PlusFull text for 140 popular magazines for junior high school researchContains 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and 202,164 photos, maps and flagsFunk & Wagnalls EncyclopediaIncludes over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas

EBSCO AnimalsProvides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals

Primary SearchProvides full text for 70 popular magazines for elementary school research

History Reference CenterOffers full text from more than 1,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fictionIncludes 60 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,00- biographies of historical figures, 12,000 historical photos and maps, and 80 hours of historical videoScience Reference CenterProvides users with reference information from the areas of life sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences and space sciencesFull text database that combines information from books, monographs, journals, magazines, encyclopedias and reference works.Okay How do we get started?Open up Internet ExplorerOn the Acadia homepage, click on the Library Link. Find the Ebsco Research in the Sidebar on the right side of the page.

Yes, its that easy!14That brings you hereType in: Username: acadia Save as Word Password: research File on My Documents

15Pick a service

Select and interface to use. Ebscohost Web high school Student Research and Kids Search - Junior High students.Searchasaurus - Elementary

16EBSCOhost WebChoose the database you wish to peruseBroaden your search by placing checkmarks beside all databases, or limit your search to just one or two databases.When youve chosen, click continue

17Whoa! What do I do with this?

At first glance, it looks like theres a lot of things going on on this pageLets break down the different parts18Limiters

Limiters are ways of narrowing your search.Excludes abstracts from your searchLimits to only peer reviewed sources.Limits to specified publicationsLimits publication dates of journals searchedLimits number of pages19ExpandersExpanders are ways of searching a broader scopeSearches for words related to your search word, rather than just the word itselfSearches complete article, rather than just the abstractAdds multiple search terms together, rather than looking for a phrase

20Find LineJust like Google, type in what youre after here, then click search when ready.Boolean search operators (and, or, not) work here.Choose the databases in which youd like to search from the in drop box.

21And were offSearch of assessment yielded 25684 hitsCan be narrowed in two ways:Choosing one of the subject headings listed at leftClicking on the Refine Search button above to go back to the main search screen

22Ahhhh Thats BetterClicking on the Learning subject heading under assessment yields 955 resultsRefine search further, or start surfing

23But wait! Theres more! You can read entire issues online, rather than searching for specific articlesSelect your database with a checkmarkClick Title List

24Search for Publications

Search for the publication youd like to look through(In this case, I chose Scientific American)Click Browse orSearch for publications by:AlphabetSubjectMatching words25Pick Your PoisonChoose the issue you want to readIn this case, I want to read the most recent issue, so Ill click on 2006, then May 2006

26Voila!Just like that, the articles are listed, in the order that theyre found in the journalHappy Reading!

27A More Visual Way to Search

Select: Student Research CenterChoose Your Format Select format by checking off appropriate box(es)

Conduct Basic Search

Type topic, author, subject,Or key words in Find Even Better..Conduct an Advanced Search

Click onAdvancedSearchTab

Fill in desiredFields to limitOr expandSearchFinding Key WordsandLimiting SearchesSearch byTopic

Select topic(s)you needinformation on

Ive chosenHistory andExplorers

Quick References

Need a quick definition or fact:

Use the Dictionary and EncyclopediaiconsVisual Searching

Kids Search

DictionaryEncyclopediaImagesTopicSearchSearch EngineSearchasaurus

DictionaryEncyclopediaPicturesSearchEngineTopic SearchSaving PasswordsOpen up a Word fileType up the information provided by Mrs. GibsonSave as PasswordsAttach Passords file to portal and send information home

Thats it!All thats left to do now is to do some surfing of your own.If you have questions, dont hesitate to ask!Have fun!