[ACBS] need help with a google search for english research paper
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Wed Apr 18 23:55:20 EDT 2012
Here are more instructions. I hope they work for you. They are from the
Library Research Instructions
Open your browser.
Searching Link: ProQuest Research Library
Get your curser into the search field box. Search for information on your
Proquest offers an option for JAWS readers to "Skip to results" to bypass
the navigation on the results page. Use INSERT F7 then press S for "Skip to
the Results Page."
If an article title sounds interesting, hit ENTER to go to the full record.
Then press INSERT F6 and choose A for Abstract. Then have JAWS read the
paragraph(s) that follow.
If you want to mark the document, press F (you will hear "mark document
checkbox not checked") then press space bar (you will hear "mark document
checkbox checked"). You can then go back to your results (INSERT F7, B for
"back to results") to continue your research.
Within "My Research" you can also "Email marked documents with a
bibliography" so that you can more easily collect copies of the articles,
rather than downloading each one separately. It has the option to e-mail
"Full text or Text+Graphics (HTML)" or "PDF or other full text file
(Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet)." Note: there are other options; they
just aren't particularly useful to you since you are.
Navigating in Proquest
. LINK: Back to my research-returns you to the folder of marked
. LINK: Back to results-returns you to your most recent search results
. LINK: My research-takes you to your folder of marked documents
. LINK: Skip to the results page-takes you to your search results,
bypassing navigation on the page
To search other library databases
Go to the library home page website
and choose LINK: Research Databases
Then, select either the alphabetical link for the first letter of the name
of the database, OR select topic area link.
e.g. "A" for a list of databases beginning with "A," OR "Business and
International Commerce " for a list of databases related to business.
Once you select the database, it will ask you for user name (or college ID
or some other phrase) and password if you are off campus.
ProQuest is easier to use with JAWS, but may be able to use Academic Search
You will be able to enter a search from the first screen.
There are search limiters you can access by using the JAWS command INSERT F6
(for Heading). When you select the heading (e.g. Subject: Thesaurus Term),
you can press enter to open the options and use TAB to move through the
check boxes for the options (for subject they depend on what results came
back from the initial search).
From: nabs-bounces at acb.org [mailto:nabs-bounces at acb.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:16 PM
To: Discussion list for ACBS, American Council of Blind Students
Subject: Re: [ACBS] need help with a google search for english research
On 4/18/12, Dornetta Mcconnell <dornetta at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you soooo much. Like you I have had some trouble with using the
> on-line library from the school. One of my major problems is there are
> so many files available well actually databases. The description of
> the databases are not "readable" by JAWS so I find myself clicking,
> clicking, and clicking and still pulling out my hair. SMH And not
> mention, once I do find a usable database and get some results from a
> search...I then get the message< cannot access...need to sign upp
> which is fine but once I register for the database my search of some
> "good articles, etc... (at least by the description that I get) are
> then lost and again...pulling out my hair. This is the reason why I
> just usually sort to stick to google.
> Honestly, I have been looking around on the on-line library since the
> time that Linda sent to first response and NOTHING!!! Well at least,
> nothing or no searches I can use.
> So, what I think that I am going to do is to look at the paper from a
> different angle. Maybe narrow down 3 main idea or points and just
> "research" from there. Like taking a look at slaves and their use as
> "breeding sows", inability to speak out especially in their writing
> (this will cover Harriet Jacobs), nad looking into Harriet Beecher
> Stowe's view of the women in Uncle Tom's Cabin or something similar.
> I don't know, I am just FRUSTRATED AS HELL!!!
> Thanks everyone but keep'em coming :-) Netta
> On 4/18/12, Ashley Bramlett <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Actually, I think google is a great starting point. But for more
>> indepth and scholarly sources, go to the databases. However, I have
>> found them frustrating and was planning to post on this subject. I am
>> researching for english now for a literature review. I find the
>> databases troublesome. I can click into the databases and the right
>> name like Academic search complete and tab to the edit boxes to
>> search. But after I search is the problem! I have trouble navigating
>> even though I know the internet commands! I try and use sighted
>> assistance such as a librarian or a reader because they can actually
>> see the darn links in the middle of the page and skim! I have a hard
>> time finding my search results with jaws; then its my understanding
>> there are icons indicating full text or peer reviewed; well, jaws
>> does not read those. And not to mention some pdfs do not read and
>> even if they do, you cannot easily skim them for the relevant
>> sections. Control down arrow, the paragraph command, doesn't always
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dornetta Mcconnell
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:02 PM
>> To: tonysgirl1999 at aol.com ; Discussion list for ACBS,American Council
>> of Blind Students
>> Subject: Re: [ACBS] need help with a google search for english
>> research paper
>> Yes my school has the on-line library and I have look there for some
>> research materials. Thanks :-)
>> On 4/18/12, tonysgirl1999 at aol.com <tonysgirl1999 at aol.com> wrote:
>>> Does your school library offer search engines? Like my school
>>> subscribes to JSTOR and MUSE. This is where I pull articles from.
>>> Someone in the library
>>> is *always* willing to help you find stuff. Hope this helps
>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Dornetta Mcconnell <dornetta at gmail.com>
>>> Sender: nabs-bounces at acb.org
>>> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:11:41
>>> To: <nabs at acb.org>
>>> Reply-To: "Discussion list for ACBS, American Council of Blind
>>> Students" <nabs at acb.org>
>>> Subject: [ACBS] need help with a google search for english research
>>> Hello all!
>>> I need some help for my english research paper and doing a google
>>> search. I am not that "great" with doing a broader google search, I
>>> can do the simple searches just fine (like searching for the lyrics
>>> for a song, etc...). My english research topic is:
>>> 2. Women and African Americans both have had to struggle to
>>> formulate an identity separate from the one assigned to them by
>>> American society. Choose either 3 female authors or 3 African
>>> American writers who have struggled with this issue. Examine their
>>> attempts to this conflict.
>>> Now, here is my dilemma, I have the authors that I will be discussing:
>>> Anne Bradstreet, Mary Rowlandson, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet
>>> Jacobs, but what search terms do I enter into the google search?
>>> This is not a "easy" paper but I honestly want to dig deep into this
>>> paper for the subject of their poems and narratives, etc... have me
>>> engrossed in their works. I can cite from their text but I need the
>>> research aspect of this paper. If anyone can assist me with some
>>> search terms I would greatly appreciate it as this search has me
>>> almost in tears *sigh* Thanks a bunches...
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