Research Starters

What is a Research Starter? It appears at the top of your Search+ results list providing an overview of your topic, links to related information, helpful images, and a bibliography. They offer all familiar and convenient features: they can be cited, printed, downloaded, e-mailed, saved in your personal folder or read to you.

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Content in this feature comes from a variety of reliable sources but not all topics have Research Starter articles associated with them. To explore this new feature further, try any of these suggested searches: mythology, cancer, John Steinbeck, pollution, global warming, mitosis, Nelson Mandela, common core, cuisine, Ukraine, brain disorders, girl scouts, Olympics, Korean War, witchcraft, tourism, evolution of the universe, bipolar disorders, net neutrality, exercise physiology, nuclear fusion, or baseball.

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EBSCOhost Enhancements Released

Electronic resources, including databases, eBooks on EBSCOhost and GALILEO @ Clayton State, have a new look plus some new features to improve your search experience.

In the Search Box area the “add row” has been replaced with +/-. Add as many rows as you need to build your complex search strategy.

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Updated styling for your search results will make them easier to read and evaluate. Selecting a limiter, such as Full Text or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed), will immediately update your results. The mouseover preview icon has moved closer to the right column and sits next to the folder icon. Use the folder icon to save content in your My EBSCOhost account.

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Search, Sort, and Save Your Articles Web 2.0 Style in EBSCOhost

Does your results list need a fresh, new look? Have you tried the Visual Search option in EBSCOhost? Visually construct and narrow your search with multiple group and sort options! Start with a simple search term and gradually narrow your topic using the suggested terms in the popup. You will find the Visual Search link under the Simple Search Box and the Advanced Search Box in EBSCOhost.

Here is a video tutorial and a quick illustration to get you started. Happy searching!

EBSCO Databases Unavailable (3/27/12)

EBSCO databases are currently unavailable. EBSCO is working to identify the problem as a top priority, and of course, hope to resolve it soon. We will send a follow up announcement when updates or a resolution are available.

You can also monitor the GALILEO Status Announcements feed at http://status.galileo.usg.edu/

During this downtime, you can search ProQuest Research Library or select a subject specific resource from ProQuest.

Citation Matcher in EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost logoOnly have a partial citation of a publication that is necessary for your upcoming paper? Use the new Citation Matcher in EBSCOhost to locate the missing information! You can use the publication title, dates, volume, issue, author, title, or accession number to start your search. This new feature is located in the top toolbar under the More drop-down. For more information, please use the Citation Matcher Search Screen Help Sheet.

Wilson databases move to EBSCO

EBSCO bought Wilson. What does that mean? Our H.W. Wilson databases (listed below) have moved to the EBSCOhost platform. You can now simultaneously search the multidisciplinary databases, Academic Search Complete and OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), together.