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Researching Articles: Result List

A guide on how to locate, access, and utilize articles from databases like EBSCO.

Results List

  1. The Results List totals the amount of hits your search has yielded, and, sometimes, the number can be extremely high and intimidating. In order to reduce the amount of results, you may organize them by relevance, date newest, date oldest, source, and author. 
  2. Editing Page Options allows you to select the result format, results per page, and page layout. 
  3. Related images are presented on the right, and videos are listed towards the top of the search results. 
  4. On the left of the page, there is an option to refine results, which includes:
    1. Editing your current search (boolean phrase)
    2. Limiting your results with full text and peer reviewed options
    3. Setting a publication date range 
    4. Selecting source type (academic journal, magazine, newspaper, etc.)
    5. Choosing a publisher, subject, company, and language are also available on the results page

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Results List: Explained

This video breaks down the Results List and teaches you how to navigate it while conducting research.