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Title: EBSCO for All


1
EBSCO for All
  • An introduction to the wonderful world of EBSCO

2
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.

3
Why Not Just Use the Internet?
  • EBSCO pulls its articles directly from
    accredited, reliable journals, magazines and
    newspapers
  • You know your research is accurate, not from some
    guy with an active imagination, and too much time
    on his hands.

4
Why Should I Care?
  • Over 4,000 magazines, newspapers and journals,
    worldwide from which to choose
  • Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries from Funk and
    Wagnalls Encyclopedia
  • Simply the widest range of accredited resources
    available, at the click of a mouse

5
What Can I Expect to Find?
  • Shaftesburys current subscription includes five
    databases
  • All are dedicated to finding the best possible
    information for high school research
  • The highlights are

6
Academic Search Elite
  • More than 2,000 serials.
  • Covers virtually every area of academic study.
  • More than 100 journals have PDF images back to
    1985.
  • Updated daily

7
Canadian Reference Centre
  • Largest collection of regional full text content
    available to Canadian libraries.
  • Includes leading Canadian and international
    (U.S. and U.K) periodicals
  • Updated daily

8
MasterFile Elite
  • More than 1,100 general reference publications
    with coverage dating as far back as 1984.
  • Includes 56 full text reference books
  • Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags

9
Okay How do we get started?
  • A link to EBSCO can be found at the Shaftesbury
    High School library website

10
That brings you here
  • Enter the username and password provided
  • Dont have the password? Feel free to
    contact the library staff.

11
Pick a service
  • Here, you can choose the interface youll use.
  • I recommend EBSCOHost Web.

12
Decisions, decisions
  • Here, you can either choose a specific database,
    or search through all of them at once.
  • Searching through all of the databases at once
    will get you the most results, and so its what
    we suggest. To pick them all, click the Select
    all button, as indicated below.
  • When youve chosen, click continue

13
Whoah! What do I do with this?
  • At first glance, it looks confusing
  • Dont worry, though EBSCO makes it simple!
  • Lets do a sample search on monkeys
  • Type in your search term, then hit Search.

14
Here are the results!(But what does it all mean?)
  • Our search yielded 19,286 results, which is far
    too many to read through.
  • Its a good thing then, that EBSCO gives us lots
    of ways of narrowing our results.
  • Lets look at how we can do that.

15
On the right hand side
  • You can limit your results here
  • Scholarly Journals limits your results to the
    really academic stuff.
  • Clicking Image Quick View if you want to see at
    a glance which articles have pictures.
  • Filter by Publication Date lets you use a
    slider to limit the date range of your results
  • Plus, theres loads of pictures to choose from,
    in a Related Images section.

16
Subject Thesaurus Term
  • EBSCO automatically searches through your
    results, and looks for terms that come up often.
  • Clicking one of the Thesaurus Terms will give
    answers that relate to these sub-topics.
  • Lets click on Research to find out about how
    monkeys are used in research.

17
Success!
  • Clicking there whittled our responses down to 175
    responses, which should be much easier to sift
    through .
  • Now, you only have to click on the title to pull
    up your article!

18
Yet one more option
  • Didnt find what you were after? Lets try
    another way of limiting your results.
  • Click on Subject to pull up some more options.
  • Lets say that it turns out that I really wanted
    to know more about the Arctic Monkeys, a band
    from the UK.
  • Again, I just click on Arctic Monkeys, and

19
Success again!
  • Just like that 83 articles on the subject of my
    choice. All I have to do is click on the title.

20
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!
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