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elibrary USA. WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO ACCCESS IT?. Please complete the registration form and the commitment pledge we are now distributing. Your complete email will serve as your logon. e.g. kckbvtn@gmail.com - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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eLIBRARY USA

elibrary USAWHAT IS IT AND HOW TO ACCCESS IT?

Please complete the registration form and the commitment pledge we are now distributingYour complete email will serve as your logon.e.g. kckbvtn@gmail.com

We need to manually register you in a central database, so, please, write the commitment pledge legibly, especially your email.

Within a week, a welcome message from eLibraryUSA will appear in your Inbox, along with your personal password.

HOW TO ACCESS eLU:Go to http://elibraryusa.state.gov (note there is no www in the URL)

Type in your complete email address: dont forget the @ part of the email and then type in your personal password in the space indicated.

You know you are successful once you see ALL RESOURCES at the very top.

This is what eLIBRARYUSA looks like: ALLOWS access to over 30 different databases: note top right where you enter your login and password

Once you log in, click on the arrow for resources and select all resources

Once successfully logged in, this is what you will see

Academic onefile: 18,000 titles; over 2/3 in full textUpdated daily!Goes back to 1980To see Title List; click on TOOLS at very top and then Title list will give individual journal titles indexed in this database.This will give you an Excel Spreadsheet indicating the exact dates of when a specific journal was indexed and if full text or not.By clicking on ENGLISH at the very top, one can see the journals in a specific language (French) and then search those journals in French!The Tools and english sections of academic one file

WE will show the Databases: ACADEMIC ONEFILE : ALWAYS USE the ADVANCED SEARCH OPTION; here is a saerch on Climate change and deforestation

Here are some of the results of the search: 174 articles retrieved

Here is the complete article, full text: Note print, download, email optionS to the right

One can do a very advanced search in Academic OneFile, specifying a publication, example below, please

Results of that search: This TYPE OF SEARCH IS GREAT FOR LOCATING STATISTICS ON A PARTICULAR COUNTRY

Here is another example: searching crs reports: Congressional research service

Results of that search

In Academic onefile, try a subject guide search search diabetes and then can limit to therapy.

Note All the subdivisions under diabetes therapy: you can click on any of these subdivisions to retrieve specific results.

One can also create a search alert, alerting you when a new journal is coming out or new results on your TOPIC.

When you click on create search alert, this dialog box pops up.

19eBRARY DATABASE: FULL TEXT BOOKS, OVER 20,000 in ENGLISH

Again, PLEASE always opt for the advanced search feature: a search on Climate Change

RESULTS OF ebrary SEARCH on Climate change

FULL TEXT OF BOOK RETRIEVED in the ebrary database

ADDITIONAL DATABASES STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS LOVE! THE Gale directory library and the gale virtual reference library

The gale directory library retrieves scholarship information; again, opt for advanced search

In advanced search, choose scholarships, fellowships and loans, type in the subject you wish to study, gender restrictions, if applicable, and then search

Results of that search

Note that you can export the results of that search to your email: to do this, mark all, click on export list, and type the email address where you want the export list to appear

When you click export list and type your email address, you will see a confirmation below; make sure you write your own personal message so you dont forget what this list represents.

The Gale virtual reference library has many thousands of dollars worth of reference and research titles available free for you to use -- click on title list to see all the titles

Note the Business plans handbook, cities of the u.s., african american almanac, college blue book, and 50 other unique titles

Here are Just A few of the other titles available in the gale virtual reference library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library now has ebooks and travel guides.

GVRL now has Travel Books as well;Note other categories on your left

Within GVRL, you now have many OptionsYou can listen to the text and download the MP3 filesYou can convert the text to PDF for a prettier look and feelYou can translate the article into French, Spanish or Portuguese.You can download the articleYou can even take the PDF and download to your eReader iPad or even to your KindleHow to take a PDF and send to your eREADERYour eReader can display PDF documents without losing the formatting of the original file. Works for iPADs and Kindles! USB transfer to Kindle.

Send PDF documents directly to your eReader (i.e. via your @Kindle address) or drag and drop PDF files from your computer to your eReader (when connected via USB). Clicking on Share, sends it to another iPad. This can only be done chapter by chapter.

For additional information, please see your eReader's instruction guideIn the Technology section of GVRL, can see books on MAC, Windows 7, iPHONE, etc.

Literary resource center: here is a sAmple search on toni morrison, sorted by relevance; note that her specific works are discussed on the left

With literary resource center, one can seArch nationality to discover authors lets say I was searching for nigerian authors, but did not know specific names. Here is how I would do the search: start with PERSON SEARCH

39Similarly, one can do a more complex search: find short stories by african-american authors in the 19th and 20th centuries: this will retrieve specific authors. (Use PERSON SEARCH)

AGAIN, There are over 30 other databases in eLibraryUSA you can access: listed in our eLibraryuSA BrochureQuestions?

Make sure to always consult the Quick Guide to the right of any database for specific information about what topics are covered and what time period is included.

Please ask your IRC: Information Resource Center, for more information and assistance.

ONE additional ITEM: a SEARCH ENGINE that searches just research materialSEARCHES eDISSERTATIONS, eTHESES, SCHOLARLY ARTICLES, THINK TANK REPORTS and PUBLICATIONS on any topic, not just Climate Change.

The Search Engine may be found here:http://goo.gl/fA1re

SEARCHING CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEFORESTATION

RESULTS OF CUSTOM SEARCH

Example of a Dissertation retrieved via this search engine

AnotHer result, an executive summary of climate change and deforestation, by the congressional research service (CRS)

CONTACT INFORMATIONSTEPHEN PERRY, IRO, U.S. EMBASSY ACCRAPerrySX2@state.gov

Rita Awuku, IRC Director, AccraAWUKURE@state.gov

Jennifer Yeboah, IRC Assistant, AccraYeboahJA@state.gov

IRC ACCRA: ircaccra@state.gov

THANKS!

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