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Library: Historical Abstracts Help

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):

  1. Click Permalink in the bottom right.
  2. A box with the permanent URL will appear at the top of the record.
  3. Right click on the link in order to copy and paste it.

10. Sign in to MyEBSCO: Create a personalized account

  1. Click Sign In near the top of your screen.
  2. Click "Create a new Account."
  3. Follow the steps to create an account with a password of your own choice.
  4. Once you have an account, you can save your search results into folders for future reference.
  5. You can share your folders with others (e.g. for group work).

11. Creating Folders in MyEBSCO (for future reference or sharing with others)

  1. Inside your own account in MyEBSCO, click the New Folder icon.
  2. 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

  1. Once you have created a new Folder, go back to My Folder.
  2. Select the articles you'd like to move.
  3. 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.

  1.  Click above link to open EBSCOhost in a new window.
  2. If it opens in a new tab, right-click on the tab and move it to a new window.
  3. Re-size your windows and display them side by side.
  4. As you scroll through the guide (in one window), you can try each step in the other window.

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