British Education Index and ERIC by sdfwerte


									         British Education Index
   ERIC and Australian Education Index
              an introduction

Adapted for University of Sheffield users from material supplied by
               the University of Greenwich Library
 Dialog DataStar service covers

• British Education Index
  Covers articles from over 300 mainly British journals, and theses
  relevant to education accepted at UK and Irish Universities.
  American database with world-wide coverage, consisting of
  Resources in Education (RIE) and Current Index to Journals in
  Education (CIJE)
• Australian Education Index
  A comprehensive index to current literature relevant to Australian
  education. Articles, conference papers, and reports by Australian
  authors or about Australian education published in overseas sources
  are also included.
  Accessing BEI ERIC and AEI
• Connect to MUSE

• Login using your University network username &
  password Connect via the Library eResources
Using the Library eResources gadget
•   Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students:
    the Library eResources gadget is located in the 'Learning & Teaching' section
    available from the left MUSE menu.
•   Postgraduate research students and staff:
     the Library eResources gadget is located in the 'Research' section available from the
    left MUSE menu.
•   Choose Databases and then British Education Index or ERIC or Australian Education
    Index from the alphabetical list
•   Use the quick link Connect to Dialog DataStar
•   If you are off-campus you will also need to:

    click on the ATHENS users click here link displayed at the bottom right of Dialog
    DataStar page
Access to BEI ERIC and AEI for
      off-campus users
If you are off-campus you will also need to:

Click on the ATHENS users click here link
displayed at the bottom right of Dialog
DataStar page
 Type word or phrase to search in search box. See Search
 tips for help. Terms may be linked using options from the
   drop-down box. Other drop-down boxes list searchable
       areas of document. Use i for more information.

N.B. Default search period is 24 months. Change to search
  longer/shorter lengths of time. Further options include
limiting by publication year, language, and document type
To search for an author, enter surname hyphen initial
           followed by wildcard character $.
 Using wildcard at the end of a truncated keyword will
    search variations, eg. underachiev$ will search
underachievement, underachieving and underachieve.

                                   To check indexing
                                 terms, type term, tick
                                 Thesaurus mapping,
                                 then click on Search.
                                 List of terms displays.
                                 Tick relevant term(s),
                                 select link word from
                                  drop-down box and
                                    click on Search.
Searching with ? at
  the end of a word
   displays a list of
     similar terms

                        Then preferred term
                           can be selected
                            and searched
                              from list
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 operators “and”, “or” “not”
to link keywords. Once terms
  are input, click on Search.

 • And links terms, eg:
                  Secondary and Pastoral care
        will retrieve records which contain both terms
 • Or retrieves records which contain either term, eg:
                         Autism or Asperger
 • Not excludes records containing the term, eg:
                        Literacy not Reading
  will retrieve records which contain the first term, but not
                    if the second is also present
Results are listed twenty at a time. Mark relevant items
 by clicking on box to left. Click on Next titles to bring
  up next page. If searching more than one database,
   Remove duplicates will remove duplicate records

  Click on Link to Abstract/Database record to display
                    further information
 Mongraph (book) records list title, publisher, place of
 publication, date, number of pages, ISBN and author(s)

Journal records list title of article, title of journal, date,
  volume, part and page numbers, ISSN and author(s).

 Publications freely available on the internet list title of
   article, source, including URL (address) of article,
           date, number of pages and author(s)
  At the end of each
 screen, the option is
   given to Display,
Save, Print preview or
Print complete screen

                         If choosing Print preview,
                            use print command from
                              toolbar or from File
                           drop-down menu to print
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 Abstracts where present and Descriptors (terms used
to index the article) which give more information about
      the article. Use Back arrow to return to list.
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       Permanently (until deleted by user)

To retrieve saved searches, click on Saved searches
 button and click on link to Existing saved searches.
 Saved searches may be edited, run again, or deleted
Easy search may be
     continued as
Advanced search by
 clicking the Search
   page navigation
button, then clicking
  Advanced search

                        Previous search(es) done in
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Previous searches are numbered. Additional search terms
  can be added to numbered search using and, or, not.
   Results will display as additional searches. Click on
                 Show titles to see result.

Rank can be used to find statistical trends in search results
Additional search
  terms may be
selected from lists

                        e.g.Publication types allows
                      searching for different categories
                      of publication, for example review
                          articles or research reports
Limit allows limiting search by date, Repeat allows the
   same search to be done in a different database,
 Remove duplicates removes duplicate records found
 by overlapping coverage in databases, Split displays
   number of documents from each database after
            duplicates have been removed.

                                             Create alert
                                               allows you
                                                   to be
                                               when new
                                              your search
                                               criteria are
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             the Save search feature is used

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