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STM Source - Basic Search

STM Source is the world’s most comprehensive multidisciplinary, full-text database geared specifically toward addressing the needs of research and development. Its extensive scope and content provides users with a wealth of information encompassing all areas and facets of research and development activity.

The Value of STM Source for Information Professionals:

  • Reduce delay and expense for document delivery.
  • Provide unlimited access without the runaway costs associated with pay-per-view services.
  • Expose the user to content to which they may not have had access previously.
  • Provide users with instant access to reliable, current full-text content.

Unmatched full-text Scientific-Technical-Medical content
Updated daily, this expert collection contains:

  • More than 10,000 total publications, including over 6,200 full-text journals, as well as books & monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.
  • More than sixteen million records, with subject headings from an extensive thesaurus.
  • Searchable cited references for more than 800 journals.
Creating a Basic Search
  1. On the Basic Search Screen, enter your search terms in the Find field.

    STM Source basic search

  2. If you want to use any of the optional Limiters, click the Search Options link.

    STM Source basic search screen

    You can use a specific search mode, such as “Find all of my search terms,” or “SmartText Searching”; apply Limiters such as Full Text or Publication type; or use search options that expand your search, such as “Apply related words.”

  3. To close the Search Options, click the link again.

  4. Click the Search button. The Result List displays.

Viewing Your Search Results

The Result List Screen has three columns to limit and narrow results, view results, and view available information related to your results. You can hide or show the different areas by clicking the control arrows near the top of your results.

STM Source result list

  • All Results – The articles that were found display in the center of the Result List Screen.

    • The article title link takes you to the citation information and/or the full text. Place your mouse over the Preview icon to view the Abstract.

    • The HTML Full Text link takes you directly to the full text of the article.

    • The PDF Full Text link takes you to a PDF version of the full text. The PDF will open in the Adobe® Reader®.

    • Any available Image Quick View results appear as thumbnail images you can click to directly view an image from an article.

  • Refine results – You can narrow by source type, subject, journal, author, and more.

  • Limit To – Apply limiters right from the Result List. Select any of the limiters displayed. A revised Result List displays. (You can refine your search even more by clicking the Show more link under Refine your results.)

  • Folder – To save an article to the Folder, click the Folder icon to the right of the article title. To view the items in your Folder, click the Go to Folder View link.

  • Related Information – When additional sources such as images, blogs, and Web news are available, they will be displayed.

Printing/E-mailing/Saving Search Results

STM Source detailed record

  • Click the Print, E-mail, or Save icon and follow the directions on screen to print, e-mail, or save your results. You can print, e-mail or save several results at the same time by saving them to the Folder, and then printing, e-mailing or saving all at once.

  • Use the Cite icon to view your results in popular citation formats such as MLA and APA.

  • Use the Export icon to export your results in a bibliographic manager format of your choice.

  • To save your results for future use, be sure to sign in to your personal account (My EBSCOhost). Once you sign in, your results are saved to the Folder, and can be retrieved at any time.