Using EBSCOhost        

 

Library Computers

Type in your student number and password to log into the computer

Click Start, then Programs

Click on Internet Explorer-----Departments tab------Media Center

Make sure you are on the CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL VIRTUAL MEDIA CENTER PAGE

             www.lrhsd.org/chmedia
 

Click on Research Databases (left column)

Click on EBSCOhost (from the alphabetical listing of databases)

When the EBSCOhost screen appears, CLICK on EBSCOhost Web at the top of the list

Next, make sure the MasterFILE Premier and / or Newspaper Source is checked

(Explore other EBSCOhost databases in the listing also.)

After MasterFILE Premier or Newspaper Source is checked, click on CONTINUE.

 

TO DO A GENERAL KEYWORD SEARCH

To do a general keyword search, put in the word you would like to search in the Find box

Click on SEARCH

A results list should appear

However, this way of searching will produce many results; you may want to narrow down your search by using some of the other search methods listed below.

 

TO DO A FULL TEXT KEYWORD SEARCH

To do a full-text keyword search, put in the word or words you would like to search in the Find box

If you are using a search string, put "quotations" around the string.  It will help keep your phrase together

If you are using more than one word, put an and between the two words, this is known as a Boolean search

Check the Full Text Box

If your article needs to be current, fill in the Published Date From boxes such as Sept. 2007 to Nov. 2007

Click on SEARCH

A results list should appear

TO DO A SUBJECT SEARCH

To do a subject search, click on EBSCOhost web.

Make sure MasterFILE Premier is checked.  Click on CONTINUE.

Click on SUBJECTS above the Find box.

Type broad subject in the Browse For box.  Click on BROWSE.

A results list should appear.

Click on VIEW PERIODICAL REFERENCES to view magazine articles on your topic.

Explore SUBDIVISIONS below results listing for narrower topics.

See also RELATED TERMS below results listing.

 

TO DO A TRUNCATED SEARCH

A truncated search is a broad search.  A truncated search helps find articles that may have not been originally searched for in a general search.

To do a truncated search, put in the start of the word you would like to search in the Find box

Instead of typing out the full word, put an * at the break in the word.

For example:

Instead of librarian in the Find box, type librar* - this will bring up librarian, library, libraries etc…. 
Instead of astronomy in the Find box, type astron* - this will bring up astronomy, astronomer, astronaut etc…

Check the Full Text Box

If your article needs to be current, fill in the Published Date From boxes such as Sept. 2007 to Nov. 2007

Click on SEARCH

A results list should appear

  

TO DO A SPECIFIC MAGAZINE TITLE / NEWSPAPER TITLE SEARCH

If you know the title of the magazine or newspaper, you may search that title.

Fill in the magazine / newspaper title in Publication box

Fill in the Published Dates From boxes.

If you are not sure of the exact date make it broad such as Sept. 2007 to Nov. 2007.

You do not need to fill in the Find box

Click on SEARCH

A results list should appear

 

TO FIND A MAGAZINE TITLE 

To find out if there is a specific magazine, click on EBSCOhost web

Click on Title List under MasterFILE Premier.

An extensive list of magazines will appear in alphabetical order.

To find the magazine you want, click on the letter for your magazine under the Browse box

                                  or

Type in the title of the magazine in the Browse Publications box.

Click Browse.

It should take you to the title you wanted.  However, spelling must be correct.

This works the same way for newspapers.

 

Using EBSCOhost at Home

 

Get a bookmark from either media center for the username/password to EBSCOhost for home use.

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Updated Nov. 2007
Mrs. L. Dennis