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PostSubject: 3_Info part3   Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:55 am

To retrieve searches

l 1. From Search History/Alerts tab, click Retrieve Searches.

l 2. Enter your user name and password; not logged into personal account, you will be prompted to log in.

l 3. If search history open, save current search.
without saving, retrieved search appears and current search cleared.
To retrieve a search from Saved Searches List, click on the Retrieve Saved Search link.

l 4. The Search History box now includes all info for the search you retrieved.

All search counts are replaced with question marks.

When you view the results (by clicking on a link in the Results column), a new search is launched and its results are added to the search history.

To print search history

l 1. From the Search History/Alerts tab, click Print Search History.

A browser window appears with the search history formatted for printing.

l 2. On the browser toolbar, click the Print icon.

Saving a Search as an Alert

l 1. From the Advanced Search Screen, with your Search History listed, click Save Searches/Alerts. The Saved Search/Alert Screen appears.

l 2. To save the search as an Alert that can be automatically run, click Alert. The Save Alert Screen appears.

l 3. Enter a Name and Description for the Alert.

l 1. To run Alert against a different database, select database from drop-down list.

l 2. To select how often the search will be run, from Frequency drop-down list, select one:

l Once a day

l Once a week

l Bi-weekly

l Once a month (the default)

l 1. To limit which articles are searched, from Articles published within the last drop-down list, select one:

l One month

l Two months

l Six months

l One year

l No limit (the default)

l 2. In the Run Alert for field, select one:

l One month

l Two months

l Six months

l One year (the default)

l 3. In Email Properties section, mark Email notification checkbox and enter Email Address.

l 4. In Subject field, enter a brief explanation that will appear in the subject line of Alert email.

l 5. Title - optionally enter a title for email. defaulted : EBSCOhost Alert Notification.

l 6. Email [From] address - Defaults to: EPAlerts@epnet.com. Modify, if desired.

l 7. Select Email format to use: Plain Text or HTML.

l 8. Select the Email Results format to use: Brief or Detailed.

l 9. To limit EBSCOhost access to only the articles sent (rather than the entire site), mark checkbox to the left of this field.

l 10. To have your search string included in e-mail, mark Include query string in email checkbox. To include alert frequency, mark frequency checkbox.

l 11. When finished making changes, click Save.

Set Up a Personal Account

l With a personal account, you can save search results, persistent links to searches, saved searches, search alerts, journal alerts and web pages to your personal folder.

To set up a personal account

l 1. From Sign In to My EBSCOhost Screen, click I'm a new user link.

l 2. The Create a New Account Screen displays with Personal Account entered in the Account Type field.

l 3. Fill in fields, click Continue.

l 4. If all info accepted, message appears that provides your user name and password. Click OK. automatically logged in as a personal user.

Outline

l EBSCOHost Profile

l Using the Search Screens and Toolbars

l Searching Techniques and Tools

l Browsing Cited References Information

l Searching by Publication Name

l Saving Searches and Alerts

l Viewing Search Results

Questions/comments are always welcome!

Viewing Search Results

l Viewing the Result List

l Viewing the Full Record

Viewing the Result List

l When EBSCOhost performs a search, a Result List opens.

l Search results can be citations, full text, document summaries or abstracts, and can include links to full text.

l Each result is numbered, and available formats for article are displayed:
HTML Full Text, PDF Full text, or Linked Full Text.

l Where a "Sort by" drop-down list is available, you can re-sort your results by author, date, relevance, etc.

l For each result, the folder icon displayed to the far right.

l To collect several articles, click Add folder icon for the article.

l To add all items on a page to folder, click Add at the top of Add column.

l As you add the articles to the folder, you can click View Folder and review which items have been added.

l When Result List displayed, an Add this search to folder icon appears to the right of your search string.

l You can add the query to the folder as a persistent link to a search.

l Available Formats:

Citation View

HTML Full Text View

PDF View

Linked Full Text View

l The Folder

Citation View

l When the citation view is displayed, it may also include a summary or an abstract.

l Your original keywords are highlighted throughout the record.

HTML Full Text View

l When the HTML full text view displayed, you can also return to the citation, or any PDF or linked text by clicking on the available icons.

l The text is displayed formatted and ready for printing.

l A brief citation is always included at the end of the article.

PDF View

l When PDF view displayed, article opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

l To print, use print capability available from Reader.

l You can also return to the citation, any full text, or linked text by clicking on available icons.

l From PDF view, you can also refine your search, return to Result List, or e-mail article.

Linked Full Text View

l EBSCOhost links to full text articles from other EBSCOhost databases or from electronic journals subscribed to through EBSCO Subscription Services and Electronic Journals Service.

l When the linked full text result displayed, you can also return to the citation, full text, or linked text by clicking on the available icons.

l When you click on an available hyperlink and open full text, you can refine your search, return to the Result List, and print, email or save the article.

The Folder

l The folder appears to the right of the Delivery Options.

l The number of items in the folder is updated whenever you add or remove results.

l For each result, the folder icon is displayed to the far right.

l To collect several articles, click the Add folder icon for the article.

l To add all items on a page to your folder, click Add (-) at the top of the Add column.

l Result numbers to be added will change as you page through the list of results.

l As add articles to folder, click View Folder and review which items added.

l You can then print, email or save many results all at the same time.

l If you have signed in via My EBSCOhost, any search results that you collect in your folder will be automatically saved at the end of the session.

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