Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
21Jun/100

EBSCO’s new search page

EBSCO has improved its search page to make searching a little easier.  I’ve previously mentioned searching by Field Codes which allows you to search a specified field in the record such as author, title, tests etc.  Now, EBSCO has made it easier and clearer to use Field Codes by providing boxes with drop-down menus so you can choose the fields without remembering the field code.  It also allows you to specify whether you want the results to include all (AND) your search terms or any (OR) of your search terms or to limit the meaning of the search term by using NOT.  This is a great way to find cited articles where you know the author and the title.

Using the field codes are optional, so you can continue to search the way you did before.  This search page looks a little more like MetaSearch with the boxes joined by the AND.

 NOTE:  If you want to use the Subjects search you should first go into the Thesaurus (at the top of the page) to get the exact word used by EBSCO.  If you don’t use the exact word no articles will be found.   See the “Using Subject Searches” finding guide by clicking "Finding Guides" on the right side of this page for more information about searching by subjects.

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