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EBSCO provides many of the Drew Library's databases. This guide works for all of them. However, you might want to consult with the following specific EBSCO database guidesfor additional tips: ATLAS, Business Source Premier, EconLit, American History and Life/Historical Abstracts, MLA, Philospher's Index, PsycINFO, SocINDEX.

Start:

  • Check to see which database you are searching:
     
  • Or, click on Choose Databases to search across databases (disciplines).

Begin your search:

  • Advanced Search 
    provides better search-building options and is recommended.
  • Type in a query or search statement. Use the separate search boxes to enter different concepts.
  • Add Rows to accommodate more than three concepts at a time.
  • Use the * to truncate search terms. Example: therap* searches for therapy or therapies or therapeutical.
  • Revisit searches done during a search session with the Search History/Alerts option 
  • Drop down the Select a Field (optional) menu to limit your search to the article title/author/subject or more:
  • Use limits. Different databases offer different limits. Three very useful general limits are: Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals/Publication Type/Document Type.

After searching:

  • On the left hand side of the page, Narrow Results by Source Types, Subject and more.
  • Drop down the Sort By menu and click on Date to show results by date rather than relevance (default) or vice versa.
  • Add more limits by clicking on Search Options on the right-hand side of the page:
  • Use the sliding date bar on the right hand side of the page to limit by date:
  • Use the magnifying glass icon to see a quick view of the record/article.
  • Go directly to the full text of an article via HTML or PDF hyperlink .
  • Use the Search for Article icon to find the full text in another database.
  • Add to folder items to download, export or email later.
  • The database keeps track of your searches within a search session. Click on   to see all your searches. You can rerun or edit your search from the Search History option.

Email, save, print from your Folder

  • Click on Folder View from the search results page:
  • Use the icons below to print, email, download or export items in your folder.

Questions?