Online Tutorial for Computerized Information in Agriculture
Participating planning searching learning & evaluating


Module B (1) Background Information
Module B (2) Different Research Tools
FirstSearch (OCLC)
ISI Web of Science
Module B (4) Research on the Internet



firstsearch databases :: search mechanics

The FirstSearch screen captures here are used with OCLC's permission; FirstSearch is a registered trademark of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

There are three search screens for First Search databases; only basic and advanced search screen will be shown here.

This is a keyword search operation. You start a search by typing in words in different fields such keyword, author or title. The icon Help explains what are the search indexes (author, title etc.) and how to use them.

This is an interactive module, you can practice searching in FIrstSearch database by clicking the link "Link to Firstsearch Database" next to the + sign, and a pop up window will appear, you can ajust its size, so that you can read the instruction and practice searching the database at the same time.

+ Link to Firstsearch Database

+ Basic (mechanicfs.doc)

The Basic Search screen.