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How to find images quickly in EBSCO databases

Similar to the way we can limit a search to Full Text or Peer Reviewed, a new stand-alone limiter called Image Quick View has recently been added to the EBSCO databases. This has replaced the previously available limiter Articles With Images, embedded as an option we could choose from a menu list.

In addition, another new limiter Image Quick View Types enables us to further narrow our search to specific kinds of images (Black & White Photograph, Chart, Color Photograph, Diagram, Graph, Illustration, and Map).

To try them out:
From Basic Search – click on Search Options, scroll down the page and find them on the lower right
From Advanced Search – they are the first 2 limiters on the left just under Limit Your Results

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History at a glance?

If you’re trying to gain an overview of US or modern world history, here’s something that might help.

A new feature called CLIO NOTES has recently been added to both America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts, two databases that the Library has licensed via EBSCO.

CLIO Notes is a great tool which provides chronologies and summaries of significant events and themes in US history and world history since 1450. Each period / event is divided into subtopics with informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms which search the entire database are also provided.

Find America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts from the relevant Library -> Research Databases pages. To access CLIO Notes, click on the third button at the top left corner of the main page of either database.

Please contact the Library Info Desk for queries or assistance. Happy browsing!

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