LTIS 2301- week 12- Pathfinder

http://screencast.com/t/7y27RyOi

^ My Jing informational Video on how to use EBSCO!

Mary Bailey Pathfinder Storyboard

EBSCO includes journals and articles on all sorts of topics, which can be contrasted against ERIC which only has articles relating specifically to Education. You can find anything from African American History to information on Non-Profit Organizations.

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A Simple keyword search is easily done by typing anything into the search bar here. For this example I will be searching Julius Caesar.

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Push search and a number of entries will come up.

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To narrow the search one can use Boolean operators to make their search more specific To do this click on Advanced Search under the search bar and add on to your search by typing into the different sections, altering the Boolean operators and Field Selections accordingly.

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In this instance I want to know about Julius Caesar’s assassination so I will be adding “death” and I don’t want to get Shakespeare’s play on Caesar, so I will also put NOT Shakespeare.

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If there is still too much material, one can alter the subject field beside each search box. For example, if you were searching for a specific book by a specific author, like Shakespeare’s Caesar play, you could type in Shakespeare and change the subject field to Author.

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A tip or trick for this website, which can search many different databases, is in you are only interested in getting information from one or two databases, you can click on “choose databases” and you can check off ones that you’d like to specifically search. This will help narrow your search.

 

 

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