Regional Business News

Regional Business News

Regional Business News is a database that
collects articles from newspapers, trade
publications, and radio and tv transcripts that cover business topics. It’s useful for
Business assignments that require knowledge of
current events and trends. Regional Business News is one of the EBSCO
databases, which means the interface and the
way you search in it is going to be basically the same as any other
EBSCO database. On the opening page of the database you can
set up your search. Two buttons that you may use are the Linked
Full Text, (used when your assignment is due
within a week), and the Peer-Reviewed button, used when a professor requires Peer-Reviewed
Articles. Once you’ve set your options, you can search
using the box above. Enter your search terms in
the box. At the end of this tutorial, there’s a link to a
tutorial on how to construct a good search. The number of articles that your search found is
listed in the center next to “Search Results” You can use the buttons on the left to narrow
down that number; select the options that apply
to your search (such as the range of publication dates or the
type of publication) and wait for the update. The
subjects are particularly useful for this because they are tags that describe the article: when you
search for keywords, you are just finding articles
with those words written in them. If you don’t like your results after using any limit,
just click on the little X next to that limit and the
database will remove it from the search. To learn more about an article, click on its title. This brings us to the full record, which provides
a lot of information. At the top you will find the citation information,
including the article title and author. The source line contains the journal title, volume
number, issue number and page numbers of the
article. All of this information will be important when you
complete your bibliography. There’re a couple of ways to get a sense of what
a particular article is about before you read the
actual article. The subject terms are tags that describe the
actual subject of the article; they are the same
tags that you saw earlier in the limits on the left. The abstract is a short summary of the article.
Skimming the abstract is the best method of
finding whether an article is relevant to you. There are two places you can look to find the full
text of an article. If you are in the full record,
look on the upper left side of the page. If you are in the list of articles, look at the
bottom of each record. If there is a “Full Text” link under the title, click
the link to read the entire article. The HTML Full Text link will provide a web
version of the article. Avoid the link marked “Browse this journal from
Lexis Nexis,” as it requires extra searching after
you click it. There are a couple of useful buttons on the right
side of the article screen. In particular, you can
email an article to yourself, and if full text is available it will come as an
attachment with the email. You can
automatically get the citation for an article (though you should double check it for
correctness), and you can click the folder icon
to save the article online. For details on how to use the folder, searching
strategies, and more, click on these links.

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