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COMM 130B: Global Screenwriting (Reese)

Managing Your Research

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 your searches, and create notes about your research. 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 "Create an Account" the first time which only takes a few minutes.

Save Articles:

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

Save Searches:

  1. Click on "Search History" located just under the search form
  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 (APA, Chicago, MLA are the most common)
  3. Cut & paste this 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.

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:

My EbscoHost is available in over 60 library databases. 

Page last updated on January 8, 2020