1. Begin at the Drain-Jordan Library's
home page: http://library.wvstateu.edu/.
2. Click on Mag/Journal Indexes with FullText Articles.
3. Click on the EBSCOHost on campus or, if you are searching from home, on the Off Campus link. (If you are off campus, you will need the library bar code number on the back of your WVSU ID to enter as your password). The link takes you to the second Ebscohost screen where you "select service"; most people should select the first choice "EBSCOhost Web". If you have an older computer, older browser or are using software to voice the screen, you may need to use the second choice "EBSCOhost Text Only - for Netscape 4.0 or IE 4.0".
TO SELECT A DATABASE
The next screen lists individual databases available in EBSCOHost.
The first choice is Academic Search Premier,
which is a general database; subject specific databases are listed
below. Most of the FullText periodical articles are in this database
which provides FullText to nearly 4700 periodicals; when you search one of
the abstract/citation databases (without fulltext) and also checkmark "Academic Search
Premier", the result list will crossLINK to any articles
available to "Academic Search Premier".
You can search individual databases by Clicking on their blue link (for example Academic Search Premier),
OR, choose several databases by "checkmarking" their squares and then pressing the "Continue" button above (and below) the list of databases.
If you are searching for a current topic, such as "road rage" or "mountaintop removal," a keyword search is the best starting point. However, limiting your search to the Subject field is useful when your topic is broad, like "schizophrenia" or "depression." To search by Subject:
While viewing an individual citation with its abstract OR a full text article, you have the option of printing it.
Also, while viewing an individual citation with its abstract OR a full text article, you have the option of emailing it.
Before performing a search, you can limit your results to only articles with text, by clicking (and checking) the box next to "Full Text." Also, you can limit your results to only articles from peer reviewed ("scholarly") publications, by clicking (and checking) the box next to "Peer Reviewed."