To select a database to search, from the QUOSA main menu, click Channels, then select a channel from the choices in the drop-down menu.
Example: PubMed - Treadwell Library
You'll need to login to the database/channel through Treadwell's EZProxy Gateway, just as you would outside of QUOSA.
Once connected, search QUOSA just as you would within the selected database/channel.
See Retrieving Articles below.
Once you've completed a search and want to download your results, follow these steps to batch-retrieve articles:
The Results Pane displays the articles as they are downloaded to your computer. A progress meter appears above the results pane. When the retrieval is completed, the meter disappears. Also, a folder is created in My Searches in the Organizer Pane.
If you select PDF format, QUOSA will return HTML if no PDF is available, and abstracts if neither PDF nor HTML are available.
In the Organizer Pane, use My Folders to create custom folders to save articles you wish to keep:
QUOSA automatically removes duplicates in the same folder. You can, however, save the same article to more than one folder.
With the QUOSA software installed, right-click any file on your computer and "Add to QUOSA" will appear as one of the options.
When you use this function, the article is automatically saved to your QUOSA Inbox. From there, you can move it to any other folder.
If the file is a PDF downloaded from a full-text database (such as PubMed or Ovid), answer Yes when asked "Should QUOSA attempt to import the citation from MEDLINE?"
If you already have a collection of PDFs, it's easy to add them to your QUOSA library: