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1. Select New Service: Click 'EBSCOhost Web'
2. Scroll down and select Historical Abstracts:
3. Advanced Search
The Historical Abstracts database allows you to limit your results by historical period. My topic is Women in Revolutionary France (1789-1799). I have grouped related terms in each search box, using the OR connector. My results will include:
- any of the terms related to women
- AND any of the terms related to France
- as well as any of the terms beginning with the truncated (*) word, revolution, e.g. revolution, revolutions, revolutionary
- My search terms will be Subject Terms so the articles will be ABOUT this (not simply mention the words in passing, or in a different context).
- articles about the time period, 1789-1799
- full text, peer reviewed journal articles, in English
4. Read the Abstracts & Add Records to a Folder:
Hover your mouse over the magnifying glass to see the abstract (summary of the article). Then click the folder icon to add it to a folder. Once you've selected your records, you can save, print or export the entire folder.
5. View your Folder by clicking either of these links:
6. Folder contents: Print, Email, Save, Export
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).
8. Citing Help: Click Cite and then scroll down to the style of your choice
9. Finding the Permalink (Permanent URL):
- Click Permalink in the bottom right.
- A box with the permanent URL will appear at the top of the record.
- Right click on the link in order to copy and paste it.
10. Sign in to MyEBSCO: Create a personalized account
- Click Sign In near the top of your screen.
- 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).
11. 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"
12. Add records to a New Folder in MyEBSCO
- 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.
Search EBSCOhost Databases
As you scroll through this guide (on the left), create your own search in EBSCOhost.
- Click above link to open EBSCOhost in a new window.
- If it opens in a new tab, right-click on the tab and move it to a new window.
- Re-size your windows and display them side by side.
- As you scroll through the guide (in one window), you can try each step in the other window.
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