Searching the Advocate Online

- [Rebecca] Hi, I'm Rebecca.

- [Meghan] And I'm Meghan.

- [Rebecca] In this video, we're going to demonstrate how to search The Advocate online.

- [Meghan] Rebecca, I need your help with a special task today. I've been asked to introduce Chief Justice Bauman at an upcoming event. And I've heard through the grapevine that he has a golf nickname. I'd like to check to see if a biography might mention it. Could you help me locate any bios on the Chief Justice?

- [Rebecca] I'd be happy to help with that. Why don't we take a look at The Advocate online?

- [Meghan] That would be perfect. I heard it went online, but I've never been sure where to find it.

- [Rebecca] The Advocate is available in it's entirety through the Lawyers' Reading Room. And the nice thing about that is that you don't need to be in the library to use it. As a lawyer, you have free access to the Reading Room, wherever you have Internet.

- [Meghan] Perfect, as you know, I'm loving my Reading Room account.

- [Rebecca] Good to hear. So once we've logged in to the Reading Room, you'll need to select the HeinOnline option. Once there, scroll through the list of libraries to find The Advocate.

- [Meghan] I'm always tempted to just use the main search box. Is there any reason I couldn't just do this here?

- [Rebecca] Actually, there is, but it's easiest if I show you. If we search the Chief Justice's name here, you'll see that it searches across the thousands of journals, case reporters and texts in the international collection. You have nearly 12,000 results. And while there are ways to narrow from here, it's a little unwieldy.

- [Meghan] Oh, so in other words, I'm just creating more work for myself.

- [Rebecca] Exactly. If instead, we go directly into The Advocate article, you can be assured that you're getting only relevant results. So once in the library, I always use Field Search, since I find it easiest.

- [Meghan] Okay, that looks quite intuitive. Could we search Bauman in the title?

- [Rebecca] Actually, we'll wanna search the Text because The Advocate indexes the pieces a little differently. In particular, bios are often found in their Miscellaneous section.

- [Meghan] So I see, by searching the full text, the first result is from Miscellaneous Documents. Does that mean we're on the right track?

- [Rebecca] It does. Now, the next step is important to confirm. You need to click on View Matching Text.

- [Meghan] Oh, great. I can absolutely see this is his biography. So how do I get there?

- [Rebecca] Now, we simple click on Turn to page 335.

- [Meghan] And wahla. Oh, can I search the article now? I'd love to see if there are any golf references.

- [Rebecca] Yeah, the magnifying glass icon at the top allows you to enter any key words. So we'll try golf.

- [Meghan] There it is! Dr. Sand. Perfect, that worked exceptionally well. So just out of curiosity, can I see if the Chief offered any articles in The Advocate? [Rebecca] Let's start a new search in The Advocate by clicking on Revise. So this will bring us back to the Field Search. And now, we simply change the dropdown text from Text to Creator/Author. [Meghan] Oh, Exotic Expropriations. I'll have to take a closer look to see if there's anything speech worthy in there. Can I email this to myself? I don't see a little envelope.

- [Rebecca] Fair comment. You're actually just looking for this PDF icon in red, at the top. This will allow you to download the article and you can then either put it on a USB drive or email a copy to yourself from there.

- [Meghan] Is that the same one I'd use if I wanted to print the piece?

- [Rebecca] Exactly.

- [Meghan] Perfect, okay. I am so delighted I came by today. Thank you for your ever efficient help.

- [Rebecca] You're welcome, Meghan. That brings us to the end of this tutorial. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us here, at Courthouse Libraries BC.