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Science Reference Center - Sample Searches

The following searches can be used to demonstrate the use of Science Reference Center.

How would I search for good information about cells?

There are multiple ways to search for content discussing cells; simply typing “cells” in the basic search field will provide many records that can be further limited using the Refine your results options at the left of the result page. However there are many other ways to search for content; below are some options.

If you are looking for content on living cells using the Science Reference Center interface you could also:

  1. Click on the Life Sciences category under Browse by Category.
  2. Click on Biology.
  3. Click on Cells.

Your results will include a wide range of source types, and subject matter all relating to living cells.

If you are looking for content on living cells on either EBSCOhost or the Science Reference Center interface, you could:

  1. Type cells and (living or live) into the basic search field.
  2. Click Search.

Or you could:

  1. Click on Advanced Search.
  2. Select the Benchmark “Life Sciences – Biology – Cells.”
  3. Click Search.

Your results will include a wide range of source types and subject matter all relating to living cells.

How would I search for good information about alternative energy?

There are multiple ways to search for content discussing alternative energy; simply typing “alternative energy” in the basic search field will provide many records that can be further limited using the Refine your results options at the left of the results page. However, there are many other ways to search for content; below are some options.

If you are looking for content on living cells using the Science Reference Center interface you could also:

  1. Click on the Physical Sciences category under Browse by Category.
  2. Click on Energy.
  3. Click on Alternative Sources, or if you are specifically looking for solar & geothermal energy you could click on Solar & Geothermal.

Your results will include a wide range of source types, and subject matter all relating to alternative energy.

If you are looking for content on alternative energy on either EBSCOhost or the Science Reference Center interface, you could:

  1. Type energy and (alternative or solar or geothermal) into the basic search field.
  2. Click Search.

Or you could:

  1. Click on Advanced Search.
  2. Select the Benchmark “Physical Sciences – Energy – Alternative Sources” or “Physical Sciences – Energy – Solar & Geothermal” or click both by holding down the CTRL key.
  3. Click Search.

Your results will include a wide range of source types and subject matter all relating to alternative energy.

How would I search for good information about what causes earthquakes?

There are multiple ways to search for content discussing earthquakes; simply typing “earthquakes” in the basic search field will provide many records that can be further limited using the Refine your results options at the left of the results page. However, there are many other ways to search for content; below are some options.

If you are looking for content on how earthquakes occur using the Science Reference Center interface you could also:

  1. Click on the Earth Sciences category under Browse by Category.
  2. Click on Earthquakes.

Your results will include a wide range of source types, and subject matter all relating to earthquakes and what causes them.

If you are looking for content on how earthquakes occur using either EBSCOhost or the Science Reference Center interface, you could:

  1. Type earthquakes and causes into the basic search field.
  2. Click Search.

Or you could:

  1. Click on Advanced Search.
  2. Type earthquakes into the Find field.
  3. Select the Benchmark “Earth & Space Sciences – Earth – Earth Processes.”
  4. Click Search.

Your results will include a wide range of source types and subject matter all relating to earthquakes and what causes them.

How would I search for good information about the most recent research on Mars?

There are multiple ways to search for content discussing recent Mars research; simply typing “Mars” in the basic search field will provide many records that can be further limited using the Refine your results options at the left of the results page. However, there are many other ways to search for content; below are some options.

If you are looking for content on recent Mars research using the Science Reference Center interface you could also:

  1. Click on the Space Sciences & Astronomy category under Browse by Category.
  2. Click on Mars.
  3. Adjust the Publication Date scroll bar found under Refine your results to only include recent dates (i.e. move the left side edge towards the right).

Your results will include a wide range of source types, and subject matter all relating to recent Mars research.

If you are looking for content on recent Mars research using either EBSCOhost or the Science Reference Center interface, you could:

  1. Type Mars and (NASA or space) and DT >01012012 into the basic search field (keep in mind the numbers represent ddmmyyyy and can be changed to any date; data ranges can be set as ddmmyyyy).
  2. Click Search.

Or you could:

  1. Click on Advanced Search.
  2. Type Mars into the Find field.
  3. Select the Benchmark “Earth & Space Sciences – Astronomy – Space Technology” or “Earth & Space Sciences – Astronomy – Solar System” or “Earth & Space Science – Astronomy – Study of the Universe” or a combination of these by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting the benchmarks.
  4. Enter a recent month and year into the Date of Publication limiter From section (leave the To dates blank).
  5. Click Search.

Your results will include a wide range of source types and subject matter all relating to recent Mars research.

How would I search for good information about Charles Darwin?

There are multiple ways to search for content discussing Charles Darwin; simply typing “Darwin” in the basic search field will provide many records that can be further limited using the Refine your results options at the left of the results page. However, there are many other ways to search for content; below are some options.

If you are looking for content on Charles Darwin using the Science Reference Center interface you could also:

  1. Click on the Scientist category under Browse by Category.
  2. Click on Darwin, Charles.

Your results will include a wide range of source types, and subject matter all relating to Charles Darwin.

If you are looking for content on Charles Darwin using either EBSCOhost or the Science Reference Center interface, you could:

  1. Type Charles Darwin into the Find field.
  2. Click Search.
  3. The result list can be further limited by source type, publication, or subject terms using the options under Refine your results.

Or you could:

  1. Click on Advanced Search.
  2. Type Charles Darwin into the Find field.
  3. Select the Benchmark “Applied Sciences – Scientific Knowledge – History & Contributions.”
  4. You can further limit the type of results you get by selecting one or more Document Types and/or Publication Types (keep in mind to select multiple items from a list you must hold the Ctrl key while selecting).
  5. Click Search.

Your results will include a wide range of source types and subject matter all relating to Charles Darwin.