Searching library resources

Start at the Library OPAC:  http://aic.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl

Log in to your account (to access all services you must sign in)

Your Login = john.smith@aic.gov.au
Password:  As assigned to you by Library

Click the ‘Home’ link in the top left-hand corner of screen to return to the search page

TIP: If at any stage you wish to return to your personalised ‘hub’, click on your name in the top right-hand side of screen

Choose a tab:                   

Search:  searches EBSCO Discovery journal databases and AIC Library holdings

Catalogue:  searches AIC Library holdings only (books, scanned documents and reports)

AIC Publications:  searches for AIC publications only

Search EBSCO Discovery (Quick search):

Enter keyword or phrase and hit ‘Go’

On the results page use the limiters on the left-hand side of screen to narrow your results

Options (Advanced search):

Select the orange ‘Options’ tab for more search options

Select the ‘See more options’ link for advanced search

TIP: Select Boolean/Phrase searching;  Untick the box that asks to ‘Also search within the full text of the articles’ to limit to most relevant results

Catalogue:

For targeted search use dropdown options

For advanced search, select the link at the top left-hand side of screen

Retrieve full text:

Many items are available in full text. Those that aren’t have a ‘Request Item’ option. Choose this to pull up a new screen that autocompletes an interlibrary loan request.

TIP: If you see a message that says ‘We found no match on the journal database (we may not be able to supply’ - ignore and submit your request as normal.

Saving and emailing search results:

If you would like to learn about saving or emailing your search results using EBSCO folders, contact Marissa in the Library for assistance x6967.

Log in to your account:

Login is available for authorised AIC staff

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