You will automatically be brought to the Advanced Searching page if you get to A:H&L from anywhere on our websites. In advanced searching, you are given more ability to pinpoint exactly the kinds of articles you would like to see in your results. This is the page that should automatically load when you enter into A:H&L
You will automatically be brought to the Advanced Searching page if you get to A:H&L from anywhere on our websites. However, if you're just looking to browse articles on your topic without much concern for specificity, you may want to use the Basic Search function. The Basic Search page looks like this:
Once you click the search button, you will get a list of resources, which will look like the image below:
From here, you can:
If you click on an item to see more information, you'll get a page that looks like this:
In this view you'll see all kinds of information about your resource:
From this screen you can:
When looking for full articles in America: History & Life, always look for either the WebBridge or PDF Full Text buttons, which look like this:
So when in doubt, look for either of these and you'll get your article. There are a few ways to get the full article you are looking for, and a few different screens you can do it from.
From the search results page, there will be either the WebBridge link or a Full Text link at the bottom of each item. Simply click on that full text link and you'll be able to view and download the entire article.
You can also find the full text of an article from the full item record. From the results page, if you click on the title of the resource you want to look at, there will be a link in the top left of the screen for full text. Again, it'll either be the WebBridge button or a PDF/HTML Full Text link. This is what that screen will look like:
WebBridge is an application we use here in Geisel Library when articles are not available in full text in the database you searched. This means we either have access to said article in another database, we have it in print in the library, or we don't have access to it at all and you'll have to use Interlibrary Loan to get it.
When you click on the WebBridge link, one of three things will be displayed.
Your screen will look like this:
To see the full text of this article, simply click on the link to one of the databases shown, and you will automatically be taken to the article in full in that database.
Your screen will look like this:
Click on the "Check here for Location" link provided, and you'll be brought to the library catalog, where you can see where in the building the title you're looking for lives, and what volumes (if it's a journal article) we own. That page will look like this:
You will have to come into the library itself to retrieve these items. If you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to ask someone at the Reference or Periodicals Desk for help. We're happy to assist!
Fear not! You can still get said article! Your screen will look like this:
If this is your screen, simply click on the "Geisel Library Interlibrary Loan (ILL)" link. You will be redirected automatically to a login page for ILL, which will look like this:
Type in your SAC Username (the first half of your email address, before the @), and then your password is your student ID number (including the beginning letter, probably an S). Once you login, WebBridge will fill in all the information you need about the article, so you will be shown a screen that looks like this:
Simply click the "Submit Request" button at the bottom of the screen (you may have to scroll down), and you're all set! You should receive an email from our Interlibrary Loan Office that explains where you can retrieve your article when it is available. If you have any other questions about Interlibrary Loan, feel free to look through our ILL page, or you can contact the ILL Office directly.
When you are looking at the entire record of a resource, off on the right side, there is a button you can click that says "Cite" (under Print, Email, Save buttons). Once you click that button, a grey-shaded box will appear in the middle of your screen, and will look like this:
The grey box above (outlined in red, though it will not be in the database) will appear at the top of the record. Scroll through the list to find the citation style you need. You can copy and paste this information, or export it to a Bibliographic Management Software (Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, etc.). There is also an "Export" button below the "cite" button that you can use for this purpose.
NOTE: Double check the citation to make sure the information and formatting is correct!!! Our databases pull information automatically from places it thinks the information should be and may not be able to format it correctly. Always always check the citation given to you by the database against the regulations given in the respective handbook for your citation style.
If you have any questions about citing sources, you can check out our Research Guide on the topic.
Your screen will now look like this:
Simply fill out the required fields and click "Continue". And that's it! Congratulations, you now have a My EBSCO account!
To create a folder, you must do so from the folders screen before you try and add items to it. Click on the Folder icon in the top-most menu and your screen will look like this:
Click on the "New" link next to the folder icon for "My Custom" to make a new folder. The screen will then look like this:
Give your folder a name (and description if you like), click save, and then search as normal!
Note: technically, the My Folder will be created by default, so this step is for when you need to organize your articles or save some for multiple projects and want them to be separated.
To add an item to your folder:
To see the articles in your folders:
From here, you can select the articles you'd like to send by using the checkboxes on the left of each item, then select "Print", "Email", "Save as File", or "Export" on the right side of your screen.
Note: The articles themselves will not send in an email, unless there is a PDF full text version available within this database. They will be sent as an attachment if that is the case. Otherwise, you'll just get the article information. These emails may take a few minutes to send, so be patient.
If you need to move articles to a different folder, you can do that from this screen, as well:
Not finding what you need here? Click on the links below for more information, including videos and other helpful guides.