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1. Select New Service: Click 'EBSCOhost Web'
2. Choose Database(s) relevant to your topic and Continue:
3. Advanced Search (adapt these search techniques to your own topic)
My topic is adolescent spirituality (for a psychology course) so I have chosen the PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES databases. I have grouped related terms in each search box, using the OR connector.
- The truncation symbol (*) finds results with any ending (e.g. religio* FINDS religion, religious, religiosity)
- AND finds results with BOTH terms (e.g. spirituality AND adolescent)
- OR finds results with EITHER term (e.g. adolescents OR teenagers OR youth)
- My search terms will be in the Subject Terms field so the articles will be ABOUT this
4. Refine your Results
Use the limiters to refine your search results:
5. Read the Abstracts & Add Records to your Folder
For more information about an article, select the title. In the full record display you will find the abstract (summary of the article). Click the folder icon in order to add it to your folder. Once you've selected your records, you can save, print, or export an entire folder.
6. View your folder contents and select the articles and output options.
7. Click the title for Full Record Display & Help with Citing the Source
View the full record display in order to get help with citing this article (APA, MLA, Chicago style).
9. Citing Help: Click Cite and then scroll down to the style of your choice
10. On the Tools menu, select Permalink (Permanent URL):
- Select Permalink in the bottom right.
- A box with the permanent URL will appear at the top of the record.
- Copy and paste it.
11. Sign in to MyEBSCO: Create a personalized account
- Click Sign In near the top of your screen (or the hamburger menu on a mobile device).
- Click "Create a new Account."
- Follow the steps to create an account with a password of your own choice.
- Once you have an account, you can save your search results into folders for future reference.
- You can share your folders with others (e.g. for group work).
12. Creating Folders in MyEBSCO (for future reference or sharing with others)
- Inside your own account in MyEBSCO, click the New Folder icon.
- A window will open which asks you to provide a Folder Name, e.g. "Adolescent Spirituality"
- Once you have created a new Folder, go back to My Folder.
- Select the articles you'd like to move.
- Click "Move To" and select your folder from the list that appears.
Exporting references to a Citation Manager
Open the Tools and select Export. Then select the citation manager of your choice, e.g. Zotero or RefWorks.
Select a Citation Manager
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