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The Default Fields will search the Article Title, Subject Headings, Author, and Abstract for the words you enter. You can choose to search just one field to narrow your search or select All Text to search all fields, including the full-text of articles (when available).
Searching: Combining & Connecting Terms
Searching: Setting Limits
Located below the search boxes, various limits can be applied to your search. They may include: Full-text (only returns articles with full-text available), scholarly (only returns articles from scholarly/peer-reviewed journals), date, publication type, article type, etc.
If you have already done a search, click the "Refine Search" tab, to set limits to the current list of results.
Searching: Subject Browsing
The Subjects search allows you to browse subject headings. Each article is assigned subject headings. By locating a proper subject heading, you can easily find relevant articles.
Enter a term into the Browse For box. Clicking on a subject heading will show all articles with that subject. You can also find related and narrower subjects to help focus your search.
Search results are automatically sorted by date, beginning with the most recent articles. To resort results by Relevance (to your search terms), or other options, click on the Sort by menu and choose another option.
Locating full-text (when not available directly in the database)
Step 1: Note the name of the journal/magazine/newspaper the article is located in. (Below it is Plains Anthropologist.) Also note the volume, issue, and publication date.
Step 2: Click the Check for full-text journal availability link. (This will open new window.)
This will check if we have the JOURNAL Title (Plains Anthropologist) which contains the article you want.
Compare the date of the article you want to the available full-text dates for the journal.
Step 3: If Iona has the journal you need, the resulting screen will list the years we have access to the journal.
If a range of dates are given, the journal is available electronically full text for the indicated years. It may be availalbe in more then one location for different date ranges. Click on the title of the resource (as in the example above) that contains full text for the date you want.
If the journal is in Iona College Libraries Print/Microform Collection, you must click the link to see which years Iona has the journal. This means the journal in located in print format at the location indicated, for the years indicated.
Step 4: Then, depending on the resource you enter, you can either browse by journal volume/issue/year to find your article, or do a search in that database (eg. a title search, entering the article's exact title) to find the full-text of the article.
|Printing Problems? If you are printing an Acrobat PDF article, use the icon in Acrobat's toolbar. Or Click the icon to properly format your article.|
Instead of immediately reading or printing each article during your searching, you can click the Folder icon associated with each article record you want. This will add the article to a temporary folder. After adding all the articles you want, click on the icon (located above the list of search results) to see all of your selected articles. From this screen you can remove the articles and citations you do not need, then print, email, or save (to a disk/computer) the ones you want.
Printing/E-mailing/Downloading when an article is available only as Linked Full Text you must print/e-mail/save these articles individually.
Librarian created research guides can help you get started and aid with in-depth research.
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