ovidmlaguide

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Published on December 12, 2007

Author: Berenger

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Slide1:  © 1993 - 2002 Ovid Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. The software and/or databases described in this document are furnished under an ongoing license agreement. The software and/or databases may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the agreement. It is against the law to copy the software on any medium except as specifically allowed in the license or nondisclosure agreement. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or information storage and retrieval systems, for any purpose other than the purchaser's personal use, without express written permission of Ovid Technologies, Inc. MLA International Bibliography on Ovid :  MLA International Bibliography on Ovid Functions Features Fields Instructor Notes MLA International Bibliography on Ovid :  MLA International Bibliography on Ovid Functions Features Fields Student Notes The MLA International Bibliography Database:  The MLA International Bibliography Database MLA International Bibliography Database Produced by the Modern Language Association of America Ovid Features Subject Searching Mapping Individual Search Fields Searching in MLA Bibliography International specific Fields Limits Restrict retrieval to specific MLA Bibliography International Fields Command Level Searching Ovid Features:  Ovid Features Mapping Algorithm based on word occurrence Extensive Vocabulary Features include: Graphical Thesaurus with Permuted index Saved Search/Auto Alert Librarian Mediated searching and/or End-user saved searches Citation Manager Direct Export, sort, save, email, print Search Multiple Databases at one time -Ability to remove duplicates Field Specific Indexes OpenLinks Link to non-Ovid Fulltext Keyword Search - No Mapping - Advanced Mode:  Keyword Search - No Mapping - Advanced Mode Enter individual word or phrase to be searched. Search Default Fields in current database. The default field qualifier for an individual database is .mp. .mp.= multipurpose field qualifier (i.e.: Current Contents/All Edition, .mp. = ab, ti, kw, kp; MLA International Bibliography, .mp.= ti, bt, hw) Keyword or phrase entered should be a major concept, topic, of the desired searched results. Keyword Search page - No Mapping - Advanced Mode:  Keyword Search page - No Mapping - Advanced Mode Keyword Search - No Mapping - Results page:  Keyword Search - No Mapping - Results page Subject Searching:  Subject Searching Mapping takes you to the Subject Headings: Mapping subject headings: Mapping is turned on if the box next to “Map Term to Subject Heading” is checked. Explode: Choose to retrieve that heading plus all its narrower terms and all of their narrower terms in the MLA Bibliography International Thesaurus. Thesaurus Display: Choose broader, narrower, related or used for terms from the thesaurus display. Scope Note: Provides information about the subject heading searched. Subject Headings:  Subject Headings To Enter Subject Headings directly from the command line: If you already know the subject heading, enter it in the “Enter Keyword or phrase” box with a slash or the field qualifier .sh., e.g. hamlet/ or hamlet.sh. To explode a subject heading enter the command exp in front of the subject heading, e.g. exp peace/ Subject headings with embedded operators need to be entered in quotes, e.g. “shakespeare and company”.sh. or “shakespeare and company”/ Mapping Actions:  Mapping Actions Mapped terms can be processed via an algorithm or be unable to map From a free text search to a list of subject headings generated Mapping is based on an algorithm of word occurrence and corresponding subject heading assigned The term thesaurus is mapped to and the subject heading field is searched for the name and works terms Not able to map Mapping in MLA International Bibliography:  Mapping in MLA International Bibliography A mapped term will search the ti, sh, hw & then suggest results from the SH field. Suggested Subject Headings Combining Subject Headings from the Mapping Display Choosing Keyword Search from Mapping Display Page:  Suggested Subject Headings Combining Subject Headings from the Mapping Display Choosing Keyword Search from Mapping Display Page Select more than one Subject Heading and/or original keyword and combine selections using the “AND” or “OR” boolean operators. Select Tools icon:  Select Tools icon Use the Tools icon to access the Thesaurus, Permuted Index, Scope Note and Explode. Also can be accessed from the mapping display page. Tools to Display :  Tools to Display Thesaurus Display:  Thesaurus Display Thesaurus - Displays the MLA International Bibliography thesaurus structure for broader, narrower, related and used for terms. Exploding Subject Headings:  Exploding Subject Headings Exploding a subject heading retrieves that heading plus all its narrower terms and all of their narrower terms. Combining Result Sets:  Combining Result Sets Completed Subject Heading Search:  Completed Subject Heading Search Search Fields - Advanced Mode:  Search Fields - Advanced Mode Search fields, , are Database Specific. Almost all individual fields in Ovid databases are searchable. Search text directly or choose to search an index and select from the index. Search more than one Search Field at a time Ovid will automatically post “field qualifier”. Search Fields page - Advanced Mode:  Search Fields page - Advanced Mode Searched the Dissertation Abstract Number field. Search Fields - Publisher - Displayed Index:  Search Fields - Publisher - Displayed Index General Database Limits:  General Database Limits Limits restrict searches to allow for more specific results. Limits are specific to the current database. General or “more popular” database limits appear on the main search page. One or more general limit can be applied when a search statement is executed or can be applied to an existing search statement. General Limits on Main Search page:  General Limits on Main Search page Limit Icon - Specific Database Limits:  Limit Icon - Specific Database Limits Select one or more Limit from a Limit Category:  Select one or more Limit from a Limit Category Limit posted to the Main Search page:  Limit posted to the Main Search page Automatic Author Search from Document Display:  Automatic Author Search from Document Display Automatic Subject Heading Search from Document Display:  Automatic Subject Heading Search from Document Display Select Romeo and Juliet from the Subject Heading list, the Subject Heading search will automatically be done and the Title Display page will be displayed. Post-Qualification from the Command Line:  Post-Qualification from the Command Line Postqualify a terms at the command line rev.amg1/2/02 Slide31:  © 1993 - 2002 Ovid Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. The software and/or databases described in this document are furnished under an ongoing license agreement. The software and/or databases may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the agreement. It is against the law to copy the software on any medium except as specifically allowed in the license or nondisclosure agreement. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or information storage and retrieval systems, for any purpose other than the purchaser's personal use, without express written permission of Ovid Technologies, Inc.

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