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New database: EBSCO Art Source

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Continuing in the vein of exciting database news, I would like to introduce everyone to EBSCO Art Source! Art Source is a new product from EBSCO that includes everything from Art Full Text as well as additional material from Art and Architecture Complete, which makes this a really great resource for our patrons! It’s got over 630 full-text journals and 220 full-text books. This database is replacing EBSCO Art Full Text, and all links on our website have been changed to reflect this switch.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this new resource!

Heather

Changes to EBSCO

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

I met with our EBSCO Sales Rep yesterday and she gave me a few suggestions for changing some of our EBSCO settings.

If you go into EBSCO now, all you will see is a search box, on the Basic Search screen. Before the Search Options were displayed below the search box. If you would like to see the Search Options, click the Search Options link below the Search Box. I think this looks cleaner and will be less confusing to our students - it make the interface simpler and more like Google.

Also, now when you do a search the Full Text box is automatically checked, so all of your results should be Full Text results. To uncheck this, click the Search Options link and uncheck the Full Text checkbox.

On the results page, the Subject List on the Left Panel is now opened, so that you can see your Subject options for modifying the search.

I’ve also added some links to Video Tutorials for using EBSCO on both the Online Resources page and the Library Tutorials page. You can find additional video tutorials on EBSCO here: http://support.ebsco.com/training/tutorials.php. If you find any other tutorials that you think we should link to, let me know and I will add a link to the Library Tutorials page.

Let me know if you have any questions.

–Holly