Business Source – Basic Searching on EBSCOhost

Business Source – Basic Searching on EBSCOhost


Welcome to EBSCO’s Basic searching on the
Business Source databases tutorial. In this
tutorial, we will look at performing a basic search as well as some of the many features
available within the Business Source databases
that can help you find the information most relevant to your search topic. We’ll begin by conducting a search on the Basic
Search screen. Enter business confidence in
the Search box. You can apply limiters and expanders from the Search Options menu. If the
Search Options menu is not expanded by
default, click the link below the Search box. Apply any desired limiters, such as Full Text,
and click Search. The Result List defaults to showing All Results,
and can be filtered to view results by specific
document type, such as Academic Journals, Trade Publications, Country Reports, and
Industry Profiles. You can refine your search by
using the limiters featured in the Limit To section, or by clicking the Show More link found
under the date slider feature. In the Search Options window, select the
desired limiters and expanders and click Search
to view an updated result list that reflects your changes. You can print, email, save, cite or export a
single result from the detailed display when you
click on the corresponding icon. You can also add multiple results to the folder, then print,
email, save, cite or export them from inside the
folder. Folder contents can be saved by clicking on the Sign In link, then setting up a
personalized folder account at no charge. If enabled by your administrator, you can create
search alerts right from the Basic Search
screen. Search alerts notify you via email when new articles related to your search terms have
been added to your Business Source database.
Simply enter your search terms in the Search box and click Create Alert. Sign In to your personal My EBSCOhost folder
by clicking the Sign In link, add your email
address and click Save Alert. Or, simply copy and paste the RSS Feed link into an RSS
reader of your choice and click Save Alert. If available for your Business Source database,
the Company Information screen offers detailed
company information including hierarchical corporate structures and access to company
profiles. For more information on this feature,
see the Company View tutorial, available on the EBSCO Support Site at
http://support.ebsco.com. The Company Profiles link offers access to
thousands of reports in Portable Document
Format (PDF). You can browse the alphabetized list of company reports presented when you
click on the button, or simply enter a company
name in the Browse for field and click Browse. Click on Publications to search within any
publication in the database. You can select a
publication from the list shown, or enter its name in the Browse Publications field, check
the box in front of the resulting name link and
then click Add. You can add search terms in the Search box, then click Search to view all
articles from that publication that contain your
search terms. The Thesaurus link is a controlled vocabulary of
business terms that assist in more effectively
searching the database. For a specific subject, enter a term in the Browsing field and click
Browse. Check the box in front of the desired
term and click Add. You can add search terms before clicking Search. At any time, click on the Help link to view the
complete online Help system.

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