State College Ely Library
General Reference Center Gold
on Netscape at any networked workstation
on campus. Start
At the Ely Library Home Page, click on General
Reference Center Gold (listed under Quick Links to Databases).
Click on Proceed at the next screen; then
on General Reference Center Gold at the Database List.
Search Screen Example:
Search Screen: Allows you to search by Subject, Keyword,Relevance,
or do an Advanced Search with terms that you supply. Just select
your searching method on the left; at the next screen,
terms in the dialog box and click on Search or press
on your keyboard.
Subject Guide Search: Lets you search for major headings that contain
your search words. This produces a list that groups articles by their main
headings for easier review.
Keyword Search: Searches the author, citation, or abstract fields,
or the full text for all articles that contain your search words and produces
a citation list with the most recent articles listed first.
Relevance Search: Searches the author, citation, or abstract fields,
or the full text all articles that contain your search words and
word variants and produces a list sorted by relevance (word occurrence).
Advanced Search: Searches various indexes that you select:
journal (jn), date (da), keyword (ke), author (au),
subject (su), and title (ti).
su homeless and jn forbes (for articles
on the homeless in Forbes magazine),
ke switzerland and da before 1995 (for articles on switzerland
Result sets from two or more searches can be combined : example R1
and R2 and jn time
Retrieval Screens: The Subject Guide:displays
articles by category
|Subjects containing the words: geriatrics
454 articles or
American Geriatrics Society
British Geriatrics Society
101 articles or
: brings you to a citation
list for this heading:
: lets you narrow your
search by viewing the subdivisions of a heading.
: Shows you Related Subjects
The Citation List:
displays a list that matches your search term(s). Clicking the following
View lets you see the articles, e.g. the full text of the article,
an abstract, graphics, and other retrieval choices.
Mark bookmarks an article for later review.
Select all items on this page - Clicking in the box Marks
all articles on the page for later review or printing.
Limit Search lets you add more words to your search, or limit your
found citations to articles with Full Text, or articles in Refereed
Publications, or limit by year of publication.
The Article Screen: displays
the full text of one article with graphics. Several Printing Options
Printing from Netscape: Prefer Print or E-Mail or Retrieval
printing (see below). Click on Print; at the next screen click OK.
Printing from Netscape may cut off some text on the right side of the page
and print the graphics in an irregular format.
Printing from Print: At full record display for a Full Text document,
click on Print, then click OK to print a formatted copy.
Printing from E-Mail or Retrieval: Click on E-Mail or Retrieval(on
the left) to get the options for printing a copy of the record you're viewing:
Print or Acrobat Reader.
Browser Print means to print the record using your Web browser.
Clicking on the Reformat link displays the record again with
any graphics rendered at full size and in the correct position. Wait until
the browser indicates that the document is done. Click on
at the next screen click OK.
Acrobat Reader lets you read and print documents in Portable
Document Format (PDF). Clicking on the Retrieve link downloads
an image of the item as it appeared in print to your system. To print,
click on the printer icon on the left just above the document. Then
Email delivery: Enter your email address, select the record
format that you want to mail, and click on Submit Email request..
Advanced Searching: Advanced
Searching involves three easy steps:
Step 1 is optional. If you don't choose an index, Advanced Searching
searches the key word index.
Choose a search index (you can search by Ethnicity, Nationality,
Place of Birth or Death, etc)
Click in the entry box and enter one or more words
Click on [Search]
Note that some choices end with the word list, such as "Author
Name list." The "list" choices let you browse a list of all
index entries that match your search and you can select one that you want
to search. The indexes with a "list" option often are a good choice because
they show you exactly what matches your search before you commit to it.
A successful search or a selection from a browse list produces a search
result that looks something like this: R1 ke "apprenticeship"
In this example, "R1" identifies the result of the first search.
The "ke" is a two-letter index abbreviation that means the key word
index was searched. Each index has its own abbreviation. You can highlight
any search result and click on [View] to see citations. You can
also perform more searches, then combine search results using logical
operators (e.g., R3 not R5). You can also use logical
and other search operators between words that you're searching for
(e.g., apprentice or employment).
Page Maintained by B. Hubbard/Last updated 7-2-02/CE