Advanced Research using EBSCOhost Databases
As you begin your research project, you may find the need to use other resources besides the Internet and
books. Most research requires the use of journal articles. You have access to many journal articles
through the EBSCOhost databases which are available to you through GALILEO. There is a link ena-
bling you to go directly to a list of these databases on the Research Resources webpage on the school’s
website shown below. Don’t forget to ask your teacher or media specialist for the current GALILEO
password for home use.
Select EBSCOhost Databses again to bring up a list of databases
grouped by topic that includes a description of each database.
After reading the descriptions of the databases, you may select one or more groups of databases
to search by topic by checking the box to the left and clicking on continue. Always click on the
box next to General/News Databases whether or not you select any others. It contains the da-
tabases most commonly used by high school students, such as Masterfile Premier, Academic
Search Complete and the Newspaper Source. Select Literature Databases if you are re-
searching a literary topic and any others for other specific needs.
Please click on
when you reach
this screen and se-
Phrase. This is the
most accurate way
to search if you
can choose the
right search terms.
Make sure you
have checked the
box labeled “Full
Text” so that you
will bring up only
You have the option of
searching within the
text of the articles
which will produce
more hits for specific
For current topics, you
may want to narrow
your search by limiting
your results by publica-
You may type up to
three search terms that
best describe what you
are looking for to find
articles on your topic.
Remember to type
only one search term
or word on each line.
There are several good
tutorials on Boolean
searching on the Inter-
net. A few of them are
Boolean Searching Tutorials
A sample search is listed below. You can open an article to read it by clicking on HTML full
text or PDF full text. You have the option of saving articles to your folder if you created an ac-
count through EBSCO and logged on before you started your search.
If you click on the title of an article, you will open up a window that includes an abstract ,
the source and the text of the article unless it is in pdf format. In the latter case, you will
find a link to the pdf file at the bottom of the screen. Note on the top right hand side of the
screen where you are given options to print the article, e-mail it to yourself, save it, or add
it to your folder.
Click on the icon to the right of the floppy disk for examples of how to cite this article in
various styles as shown below.