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RCK World Music: More about articles

Using limits in a search

Most databases provide options to the left of search results to narrow the results. The example below is from a search using EBSCOHost Academic Search Premier. The down areas next to "Refine your results" and "Source Types" show that options have been opened, providing the user with the opportunity to limit to full text or academic journals. The categories below (such as "Subject: Thesaurus Term" and "Geography") are closed, as shown by the right arrow. When in the database, click on a right arrow to open and find the options provided. When you select an option, the update button will be activated. Click on it to see your new results.

Academic Search Premier facets

Printing, saving, sending, etc.

Do a search.

Find a record you want and click on the link.

A fuller record will open.  Look to the right for a new menu bar. 

menu bar for record

If you wish to email the article, embed it in a paper, or save it in Noodletools, go to the Permalink icon and copy the link that appears.  This link is a permanent URL that will give you stable access to the article. 

The menu to the right will also provide citations for you, let you save or print the article, and, if you are logged into your account, to save it to your folder or write a note about it.

After saving something to a folder get to it from the top menu "folder." Open it and open your record. There is now an option to write a note about the article. This is helpful for when you are reviewing several articles--it will save you time. Another option would be to save the article in Noodletools and annotate it.

Share or save your search

Look to the top right of your search results for the "Alert, Save, Share" options.

location of share option

Select it to save your search to folder, create alerts, OR to get the Permanent URL to share the search you did. 

Any of these options will save time for you the next time you need to find an article on the topic. 

saving, sharing option