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  1. Kids Search Tutorial

  2. Welcome to EBSCO’s Kids Search tutorial. The Kids Search interface offers kindergarten through grade school students an age-appropriate, easy-to-use interface, with an emphasis on searching by topic, such as geography, arts & music, health, or sports.

  3. Starting on the Home Page, enter your term(s) in the Find field, and then click Go, or click on any of the Topic images located in the area just below the Find field.

  4. Source types represented in the Result List are shown in the colorful boxes at the top. When clicked, you can view results from that source type only, such as Magazines or Photos.

  5. The Detailed Search screen includes the Search By Topic list. When you click on a Topic, a list of appropriate subtopics displays. These subtopics can then be checked and included in your search. Topic Searching helps to focus your research from a broad concept to a narrower one.

  6. The Dictionary button leads to a Look up field where you can enter terms. The Dictionary includes a special Vocabulary Challenge section, linking to definitions of featured terms.

  7. You can also click on the Encyclopedia and enter terms in the Look up field. Information about the Encyclopedia is displayed on the screen.

  8. You can print, e-mail, or save any article from a Result List by clicking on its title link and then clicking on the Print, E-mail, or Save link. To manage multiple results, add them to the folder, and then print, e-mail, or save them from inside the folder. Save folder items beyond the current session by clicking on the Sign In link and setting up a free personalized folder account.

  9. The Teacher Resources button appears when one of these databases is available in the Kids Search profile: Academic Search Elite/Premier, ERIC or Prof. Dev. Collection. In addition to limiters and expanders, the Teacher Resources screen includes radio buttons for selecting databases, links to curriculum standards for the U.S., Canada, and the US Dept. of Defense Education Schools, plus links to other education web sites.

  10. At any time, click on the Helplink to view the complete online Help system.