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How to Search Academic Search Premier

An EBSCOhost research database


Step 1: Connect to the database
Step 2: Start Your Search
Step 3: Review You Articles
Step 4: Limit or Expand Your Search
Step 5: Print, Email, or Save Your Articles

 

 

Step 1: Connect to the database

  • From the university library website connect directly to the database at:

http://search.epnet.com

  • Open the database by clicking on the address

 

 

Step 2: Start Your Search

  1. Use the Find box to type in your search term(s).

        Type a single keyword or phrase

Example: Bethlehem

Example: human rights

        Boolean operators:

Type AND, OR, and NOT in your searches

Example: mathematics and schools

(finds items that contain both mathematics and schools)

Example: academic or professional

(finds items that contain either academic or professional)

        Truncation:

Type an asterisk (*) to search for different endings of a word

Example: Christian* (will find Christian, Christians, Christianity, etc.)

        Wildcard:

Use a question mark(?) to replace a single letter within a word.

Example: wom?n (will find woman and women)

  1. Select from the limit options:

Example: Full text

(finds only those articles that are available online).

  1. Click on the Search bottom to perform the search.

 

 

Step 3: Review You Articles
    
1.   Click on the article’s title to view the article citation, which often includes a summary of the article.

        HTML Full Text is the complete text of the article, without any graphics or images

        PDF Full Text is the complete article including graphics, charts, photos, etc.

 

 

Step 4: Limit or Expand Your Search

  1. From the results list screen, click on the blue Refine Search tab to change your previous search.
    • To find fewer articles, select one or more of the Limit your results options

Example: Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

(limits the search to scholarly journal articles)

Example: Full-text

(limits the search to online articles only)

    • To find more articles, click on Expanders in the upper right corner of the limit screen

Example: Also search within the full text of article

  1. To limit the search to a specific field, click on the blue Advanced Search tab and choose Field Codes

Example: AU Sennott, Charles

(finds articles written only by Charles Sennott)

 

 

Step 5: Print, Email, or Save Your Articles

Print an HTML Full-Text Article or an Article Citation

1.      From an open HTML Full Text Article or citation, click on Print.

2.      The screen verifies the print. Click on Print.

3.      Click on Print.

Print a PDF Full-Text Article

1.      From an open PDF Full Text file, click on the printer icon directly above the article.

2.      Click on Print.

Email a Full-Text Article or an Article Citation

1.      Click on the article title, then click on Email near the top of the screen

2.      Type your email address, email subject line, and what you wish to include

3.      Click on Send.

Store Multiple Full-Text Articles and Print, Email, or Save to Disk

1.      From the articles result list, click on Add to store an article to a folder.

2.      Click on Folder has # items to view the stored articles.

3.      Choose Print, Email, or Save to Disk.  *Please note that PDF Files cannot be stored or printed from within the Folder feature.


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