Brown Mackie college library Databases. Introducing the EBSCO databases. Accessing EBSCO. Students, logon to your portal and click ‘Library’ Faculty, go to www.onlinelibrary.brownmackie.edu and log in with your Brown Mackie username and password
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Brown Mackie college library Databases
Introducing the EBSCO databases
Click here for a list of all EBSCO databases
Brings together the most comprehensive collection of content.
Choose a database to search. Academic Search Complete is similar to ProQuest Central and has tons of information on a variety of subjects.
If you want, you can use the check boxes to search multiple databases at once!
EBSCO has a nice clean interface to search from.
Use the sidebar to narrow your results.
You can also narrow down the results by Source Type
Academic Journals are typically published by instructors, professors and other people at universities and are research-focused (These are “Scholarly Sources” and are peer-reviewed or refereed)
Trade Publications are published by people in an industry for members of that industry
Magazines and Newspapers can be useful if you’re looking for news or current events (AKA “Popular Sources”)
When you click the title of an article, a “detailed record” is shown, including author information, an abstract/summary, and a toolbar with many options!
Click here for the body of the article
Use these buttons to save the article in PDF format or print it
When you click the ‘cite’ button a box appears at the top of the page. APA is the 2nd listed citation. Copy and paste it into a Word document for your References page.
From the EBSCOhost home page, click “Advanced Search”
Use this section to specify key terms, use Boolean operators (like “AND,” “OR” or “NOT”), to narrow results, and narrow your search by title, author or subject.
You can also use the limiters below to specify “Full Text” and set a date range.
Finally, let’s review our searches. From the EBSCOhost home page, click Search History
This page displays all the searches you performed today. You can search them again, save them for later, or even set up an RSS feed to alert you when new results come up.
Remember, if you do nothing with these searches, next time you log on this page will be blank!
Clicking ‘Rerun’ will show the results again at the bottom of the page.
Click an orange RSS icon to create an RSS feed or an email alert when new articles come up for a particular search
Finally, you can save searches for future sessions, but you’ll need to create an EBSCO account to do so. Just check the box next to each search you want to save, then click ‘Save Searches/Alerts’. EBSCO will prompt you to sign up for an account.