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Using Our Databases: Summer I

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Listen to PDF Database Articles

You may have to do a little bit more work to listen to a database article in PDF format, but it’s relatively easy, and a good skill to master as nearly all full-text articles in databases (EBSCOHost and ProQuest) come

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Listen to HTML Database Articles

If you are visually impaired, or working with someone who is, try listening to an article from one of our EBSCOHost databases. Although HTML articles are not as common as PDFs when you have the option choose HTML over PDF.

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Google Scholar

We are now included in Google Scholar as Full-text @ Bank Street. If you would like to try this out there is a courtesy link for Google Scholar on our database page. If you go to Google Scholar at Bank

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Reference Questions: Searching for Database Articles in Spanish.

Q: Can I search for database articles in Spanish? A: It’s possible to search for database articles in Spanish. However, the results are much smaller, and not all databases offer searching in languages other than English. Here’s a list of

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EBSCOHost’s Share Feature

In this post I’m exploring some hidden but useful features found on all EBSCOHost database pages. This one is called Share, and you’ll find it on the far side of your screen. It’s best to make a MyEBSCOHost account and

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Find an Article

Sometimes when you want to find some articles really quickly using the Library’s homepage search box is the way to go. It’s quite easy. All you need to do is select the Find an Article radio button and write some

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ProQuest: Publishers

Although, ProQuest is not a very big database at Bank Street, many patrons are familiar and comfortable with it from time at other institutions. ProQuest has a different feel. Here’s how to find out about publications in ProQuest: Click Publications

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OmniFile: Publishers

Each database seems to have it’s own way of presenting information on publishers. Here’s how OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson) does it: First up, click Publications: Second, work in the Browse box Type Mathematics Check the By Subject &

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EBSCOHost: Publishers

There are a number of ways you can find out where articles on teaching mathematics have been published. One way is to look in a database. In this example we’ll use EBSCOHost’s Academic Search Premiere. First go to the Library’s

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