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POLI 142: Politics of the Middle East (Senzai): Research Tips/Helps

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Using EbscoHost in Political Science Complete

The Political Science Complete database offers a great opportunity to manage your research. You can place articles into a folder, save searches to your folder, etc. The information remains in a folder indefinitely so you can access it any time. You can create multiple folders for different research projects.

Getting Started:

  1. In the blue tool bar, click on "Sign In"
  2. You will need to "Sign Up" the first time which only takes a minute or two. 

Save Articles:

  • When viewing citations, click the "Add to Folder" button.

Save Searches:

  1. Click on "Search History" located just under the search boxes
  2. Click "Save Searches / Alerts"
  3. Name your search and save

How to Cite Your Article:

  1. Click on "Cite" on the right side of the screen.
  2. Choose your preferred format
  3. Cut & paste the citation into your bibliography. CAUTION: Sometimes there are errors so make sure you check the citation for accuracy.

Create Notes:

  • When viewing a citation, click on the "Create Note" link on the right side of the page.


  • The URL at the top of the page is temporary. If you want a permanent link, use this option. 

Retrieving Articles & Searches:

  • Click on "Folder" in the blue tool bar. In addition to a list of your articles, you will get these links on the left side of the page:

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Page last updated on Sept. 16, 2022

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