Finding Articles in GALILEO

0:00 In this video, I will show you two different ways of searching for articles on topic
0:05 in the GALILEO interface:
0:08 one by initiating your search from the Discover Search box and the other by using the
0:12 Browse by Subject tab.
0:17 We’ll look at the Discover Search box first.
0:20 Let’s say your research is on the “effects of video games on the brain.”
0:23 Unlike Google, you want to enter the key concepts, rather than a phrase. The main
0:29 concepts for example is “video games and brain.” As you can see with our search
0:36 results, we have over 40,000 hits.
0:39 The reason why we have so many hits is, the Discovery Search searches numerous
0:44 resources and one search,
0:46 so we are also getting articles that might cross over into other subjects.
0:52 Lets narrow down our results by using the facets on the left of the page. So in this example,
0:58 I only want full text articles that were published in the last four years.
1:04 Lets also another filter so the results are more specific to the topic of
1:09 “effects of video games on the brain.”
1:14 I will select “decision making”
1:16 and as you can see, we have gone from 100,000 hits to just under 200.
1:26 So if you want to look at the full text of this article you can either click on
1:30 the full text icon in the result list or go into to the article’s record,
1:34 where you’ll find more features available and read the full text there.
1:43 Another path you can take to get to an article is using the Browse by Subject tab.
1:49 This is a feature of the GALILEO interface that allows you to select
1:54 databases and journals specific to your topic.
1:58 The difference between using browse by subject versus the Discover Search is the
2:03 Discover Search is best for multidisciplinary topics and Browse
2:06 by Subject is best for topic on a particular subject.
2:11 The Discover Searches is searching content index from various databases,
2:16 but with Browse by Subject you are finding one database most relevant to your topic
2:19 and performing a search from the database’s native interface.
2:27 For our example we will use the same topic of “brain AND video games”
2:32 Click on Social Sciences.
2:36 Then Psychology
2:38 and you’ll come to a list of databases most relevant to the subject psychology.
2:46 An advantage of going to individual databases over the Discover Search is,
2:50 individual databases can give you more focus results, where
2:54 Discover will give you more generals, although there will be a lot of overlap.
2:59 As you can see, we use the same search as we did using the Discover Search, but we had considerably fewer hits
3:04 with our initial search. That is because the results only for articles on the
3:10 subject of psychology. I hope this video was helpful to you and if you have any
3:16 questions for us, please contact us using the “Contact Us” form on the GALILEO homepage.

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