Unformatted text preview: y, you may also browse for all
related “Global Geoscience Watch”
Portals. Begin by clicking the VIEW ALL
>> link from the home page, as shown.
Next, select any of the related “Global
Geoscience Watch” Portals from the
Topics page, as shown below.
You can learn more about browsing the
database in the next section. Select any of the Global
Geoscience Watch Portals,
or another topic. User's Guide: Global Geoscience Watch How to Browse
In addition to using the “Global Geoscience Watch” Portals, you may browse and search the full database. This
section will explain what you’ll find on the home page, how to browse the different kinds of Issues Portals and
how to use the World Map. The following section, beginning on page 15, will show you how to do Basic and
Advanced Searches. The Home Page
Click the HOME button on the page banner to begin browsing/searching the academic, media-rich
analysis, reference and current news content available. 9 10 User's Guide: Global Geoscience Watch Getting Help
Refer to the online Help for more details on using the home page and any other features. Open the Help window
by selecting HELP >> from the TOOLBOX menu (refer to page 20) at the top of the page. Browse Issues/Topics
An Issues Portal presents a basic summary of a specific issue or topic, along with multimedia, reference sources,
case studies, periodical articles, statistics, conference presentations, directory listings, primary source documents,
book reviews and other content that provide background context and in-depth analysis.
The featured issues and topics are arranged into ten categories (issues/topics may appear in multiple categories). Selecting an Issue/Topic
The following example steps you through selecting an issue or topic and viewing its Portal results page.
This example begins by clicking the BROWSE ISSUES AND TOPICS button
on the page banner, which takes you to the Browse Issues and Topics page, as
shown below. Select a category, such as “ Environment and Ecology.” The system will display an
alphabetical list of all issues and topics
within the selected category, along
with a general description of the
category. From there you can click on
a specific issue or topic.
Clicking on a specific issue/topic
causes the system to search for all
materials on that subject and display
your results on a Portal page. User's Guide: Global Geoscience Watch 11 Below is a sample view of the selected Issues Portal: Refer to page 5 for more details on using a Portal. Browse Countries
A Country Portal presents an environmentally-focused overview and “Quick Facts” about a nation. You will also
find multimedia, reference sources, case studies, periodical articles, statistics, conference presentations, directory
listings, primary source documents, boo...
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