Search for full-text articles, ebooks, newspapers, and multimedia found in Library subscribed databases and selected open access sources. Some databases can not be indexed on EDS and you have to use the direct link to their website. You can find the differences in the description on A-Z databases page or see the tab below with the exceptions.
EDS works similar to Google Scholar but with more control over the results and more features to help you with your research or assignment.
Use the tabs below to navigate to the different features of EDS.
To use EDS visit the Library homepage and from the search box click on the E-Resources Tab. The search box doesn't work like Google. Instead you need to add keywords to either the search box or the advanced search. Once you do a search you will be asked to login with your NU ID and password.
Combine your keywords and use boolean operators to get the best results. You can also choose for your keyword to be only in the journal/title, abstract, or in the whole text of the record.
|And||is automatic in Google search so you don't have to add it except if you are creating a more complex search string. Searches all of the terms entered in the query, ex. (air AND pollution). Use it to narrow your search.|
|Or||results that contain either the one or the other term or both. Put your search terms in bracket and the OR operator in the middle, ex. (Canada OR USA). Use it to broaden your search.|
|Not||results that do not contain the term, ex. (Capricorn NOT astrology) if you want to search for the animal and not your star sign!. Use it to narrow your search.|
Combine the searches to get the best results for your topic.
You can use the symbols in the search box
|?||The question mark can refer to any letter. Example, search for "ne?t" will return results with neat, nest, or next|
|#||Useful for alternate spellings. Finds words that have or don't have a letter in place of the #. Example, search "colo#r will return results with color or colour|
|*||Use the asterisk to search for root words. Example, search "comput* will return results of computer or computer. It can also be used for whole word.|
Once you run the search, you can filter to get even more relevant results. On the left of the results you will see the following options.
|Publication Date||Use the slider to choose the publication date||Depending on your topic you may want to compare types of articles published before or after a date range. Or, you might want only the most recent information on the topic.|
|Source Type||Choose from many types of information sources||Maybe you only want academic material or maybe a less academic magazine? You can also look for patents, news articles, or theses. You can also search by primary sources or multimedia.|
|Subject||Change depending on the results||This can help narrow the results to a subfield in the topic. For instance, if you are looking for information on the Eiffel Tower you can refine the results to topics about architecture, history, tourism, and more.|
There are many other options to help you refine the search results to find the right information for your topic.
The list of results can be confusing because there are many options and buttons to click. Here are some things you might see
If your topic is broad, the first result might be a Research Starter. These are usually encyclopedia entries similar to Wikipedia but written by experts.
Depending on the publisher, the item the record might look a bit different. Here is an example of what you might see
Next to number 3, you might see more options that can help you determine the authority or importance of the work or request full text:
Clicking on either the title of the item record or the magnifying glass will bring you to the Item Record. Here is a sample of what you should see.
The following databases are not included in EDS search. You will have to search these individually using the direct link to their website from A-Z database list.
|Access Medicine||ACL Anthology|
|American Chemical Society (ACS)||AfricanFossils.org|
|American Economic Association Journals||Astana Civil Service Hub E-Library|
|American Institute of Physics journals (AIP)||British Pathe|
|American Physical Society (APS)||Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets|
|American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)||EconBiz|
|American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)||Encyclopædia Iranica|
|Asia500||Espacenet - European Patent database|
|ASTM Standards||French Revolution Digital Archive|
|Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination||INASP|
|BioDigital||International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice (IJCSRP)|
|BMJ Case reports||MetPublications|
|BMJ Learning||National Digital History|
|Brill History of Afghanistan||NATO e-Library|
|Business Insider Intelligence||NIST chemistry webbook|
|Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC)/Cambridge Structural Database (CSD)||NYPL Map Warper|
|Cell Press journals||Patentscope|
|CITI program database||Penn World Table|
|Clinical Key||PQDT Open|
|CRCnetBASE eBooks||Qualitative Data Repository|
|DeGruyter journals HSS||Research Methods Library of Alexandria|
|De Gruyter journals STEM||ROAD directory of open access scholarly resources|
|Europe 500||The European Library|
|E-marketer||The World Factbook|
|Economist, The||Trusteeship Magazine|
|Elsevier eBooks||UN Comtrade|
|Elsevier Intermediate Backfiles Collections 1995-2004||UNESDOC|
|Emerald Education eJournal Collection||UNIC Kazakhstan|
|Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition||World Digital Library|
|Funding Institutional||World Health Organization Europe - Kazakhstan|
|Gartner||Child Labor Statistics|
|IEC 60076 - Online Collection Power transformers||Credo Reference Literati|
|IET Digital Library|
|Internet Retailer Top500 Databases|
|IOPscience & IOPebooks|
|IUPAC Standards Online|
|JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association)|
|HEDBIB International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education|
|Loeb Classical Library|
|LWW Health Library Basic and Clerkship Collection|
|Morgan and Claypool|
|National Academies Press eBooks|
|Nature Publishing Group Journals|
|Peter Lang e-books|
|ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global|
|PubsHub Journals and Congresses|
|Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Safari Books Online (O'Reilly)|
|Science & AAAS|
|Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)|
|Taylor & Francis Journals|
|The New York Times digital|
|The New York Times in education|
|Transportation Research Record|
|University Press Scholarship Online|
|USMLE First Aid|
|U.S. Top 500 Basic|
|Wall Street Journal Online, The|
|Web of Science|
|World Higher Education Database (WHED)|
|WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services: CRSP, Compustat)|
There are many benefits to creating a personal EDS account
From the header click "MyEDS login". This account is not connected to you NU Library Account so if it is your first time, you first need to create an account.
Add items to your folder by clicking on the folder button next to the record title. To see your folder click on the "folder" button next to where you signed in. On the Folder Page there are many options. You can print, email, save, or export the records as well as easily sort the records by type (image, video, ebooks)
Add a note to the records so you can remember why it was significant.
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