Finding useful articles with Fetch!
How to search Fetch!.
- Click on the Advanced Search link located beneath the basic search box on the Fetch! landing page.
- Enter your search terms using boolean operators and the builder as shown.
- Now click the Search button.
Interpreting your results:
The main column on the page consists of the results of your search. You can sort the results by publication or relevance, and limiters that can be used to narrow your search results appear in the left column of the page.
Sample Search Results:
The limiters are comprehensive, the options available to you appear in the table below.
|You can choose to see
only Peer-Reviewed, Full-Text,
and/or abstracted entries.
You can also limit your publication
|You can limit your results by
|Other limiting options are available.
Click the drop-down arrows to see
everything that's available.
When you find an article that interests you:
- To preview an article, you can mouse-over the icon. A small window will appear You'll see the article's abstract, subject headings and citation information.
- Click on the icon to access full-text of the article.
Tip: If you have a choice to use a PDF or an html version of an article choose the PDF for accurate page numbers!
- If a full-text version of your article is not available, click on the Full-Text Finder icon to search for your article in other linked databases.
- If there is no online access, don't forget to double-check Periodicals by Title to see if the Library has a print subscription.
If the library does not have access to an article in any form, copy the citation information into the online Interlibrary Loan form.
- If you make an EBSCO account, you can make folders and organize your research. Place articles in folders by clicking the icon and following the prompts!
- If you are looking for additional material that the EKS does not possess, feel free to check WorldCat.org to identify material for ILL.
Understanding Your "Catalog Only" Results
When you for terms in Fetch! you'll need to limit your searches to items found in the library catalog by using the Catalog Only limiter found on the left sidebar of your search results screen. After checking that box you'll be left with physical and electronic items related to your search terms. Continue filtering your results until you are satisfied with your results, you can limit by type of item, date published, language, and more!
The four things you'll need from the catalog search results to find your item in the library are:
Title (Sports in Society), Call Number (GV 706.5.C63 2015), Availability (Available), and Location (Main Stacks).
Call Numbers ending with "eb" represent eBooks or PBS Videos. These items are accessible from the database listed within results record.
If prompted, enter your Wingnet userid and password for remote access.
If you find an e-book or other electronic resource you'll have to take a few more steps to get to the content:
In most cases there will be a link to the eResource, in this case the link will take you where you need to go. Other titles will display links such as
What can you do if the library doesn't have what you're looking for?!?
How to Read a Library Call Number
Ever wonder what all those letters and numbers on the edge of a library book mean?This video brought to you by the University of Arkansas Libraries explains it all!