Category Archives: EBSCO

EBSCOhost interface enhancements coming soon

EBSCO has announced a few enhancements to their user interface coming down the pike.  Nothing too major, but these do seem to be solid usability improvements. A few noticeable differences appear in the search results (view image). Enhancements include: Search … Continue reading

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Set personal preferences for EBSCO databases

In order to optimize your experience using EBSCOHost databases, you can set Preferences that control how information is displayed on the screen. Select “Preferences” in the top navigation to customize features such as: Autocomplete terms you enter in the Search … Continue reading

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Proximity Searching

A useful advanced search technique is to search for a specific term that appears relatively close to another term.  This is known affectionately as a “proximity” search, and is supported in FoxTrax and most library databases. In FoxTrax (the GFU … Continue reading

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“Ask-A-Librarian” feature in EBSCO databases

A great way to get assistance with a EBSCO database search is to hit the “Ask-A-Librarian” link at the top right of the screen. Just submit the form with your name, email address and a description of what you hope … Continue reading

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Learn About EBSCO Databases

Image by OZinOH via Flickr You can watch an overview of EBSCOhost 2.0 in a Flash tutorial.  This provides good introduction for beginners or anyone who wants to become more proficient in using any of our EBSCO databases. Note that … Continue reading

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EBSCO Search History Feature

Watch the video below to learn how to use EBSCO’s Search History feature: [youtube]dAkzYUXJLsc[/youtube]

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About Education Resource Complete

Education Resource Complete is one of the databases that is available through GFU libraries. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for nearly 1,300 journals. This database also includes full text for … Continue reading

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New EBSCOhost Features

We are pleased to announce that the following new EBSCOhost features are now available: Enhanced PDF Viewer: EBSCOhost features a special viewer designed to streamline the browsing of an entire issue, or all available volumes and issues, from one screen. … Continue reading

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EBSCOhost Mobile

Image via Wikipedia Many of the EBSCOhost databases that are provided by GFU libraries are now available for mobile devices. Find the link on the Databases A-Z web page. EBSCOhost Mobile has the following features available: Basic Searching HTML and … Continue reading

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Zero Results Prevention

EBSCO has a new feature that you can try out called “Zero Results Prevention”.  To enable this feature during your session in an EBSCO database click on New Features in the upper right corner of the screen.  Select the check … Continue reading

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