Creating a Basic Search
You can use a specific search mode, such as “Find all of my search terms,” or “SmartText Searching”; apply Limiters such as Full Text or Publication type; or use search options that expand your search, such as “Apply related words.”
Viewing Your Search Results
The Result List Screen has three columns—Narrow your results, All Results, and Limit your results. You can hide or show the different areas by clicking the control arrows near the top of your results.
· All Results – The articles that were found display in the center of the Result List Screen.
§ The article title link takes you to the citation information and/or the full text. Place your mouse over the Preview icon to view the Abstract.
§ The HTML Full Text link takes you directly to the full text of the article.
§ The PDF Full Text link takes you to a PDF version of the full text. The PDF will open in the Adobe ® Reader®.
§ The Relevancy indicator tells you how relevant the article is based on your search terms.
· Refine your results – Apply limiters right from the Result List. Select any of the limiters displayed and click Update. A revised Result List displays. (You can refine your search even more by clicking the Show more link under Refine your results.)
· Narrow your results – You can narrow by source type, subject, journal, author, and more.
· Folder – To save an article to the Folder, click the Add to Folder link to the right of the Relevancy indicator at the bottom of the result. To view the items in your Folder, click the Go to Folder View link.
· Related Information – When additional sources such as images, blogs, and Web news are available, they will be displayed.
Printing/E-mailing/Saving Search Results
To save your results for future use, be sure to sign in to your personal account (My EBSCOhost). Once you sign in, your results are saved to the Folder, and can be retrieved at any time.