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You are able to embed subject categories in the Arch into any page that allows you to embed HTML code.
To embed a subject:
Click on the subject link you'd like to embed
- On the right information bar, you'll see linkable the text "embed subject." Select that link.
- The subsequent page allows you to select options for display of the subject, under the "Display Options" header. These include: show title, show search box, show databases, show specific section, and include CSS. Do not include CSS, but you can choose to display the rest of the subject you're embedding with any of the other options.
- Copy and paste the url and embed it into any page that allows you to include code.
Yes you can save citations you've found searching databases for articles.
If you're searching from the Articles & Databases page, you can save individual article citations from those databases that are federated (that you can search simultaneously). You can tell which these are because they will automatically be checked upon accessing a category.
To save Records:
- Search and find results
- Click on the "save this record" link and the text will change to "record saved" and the option of labeling your item will appear.
- Your saved records are stored in the "Save this Record" section of The Arch, on the right of the screen. You can export these records to RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, or you can email them to yourself.
You can create your own collection of databases by searching for individual database titles using the search box, and adding them to your collection.
To add databases:
1.Click on the "add databases and edit" link upon entering the "My Saved Databases" section of The Arch
2.Click on the "add databases" link and a search box will appear, prompting you to search for databases by name
3.Add databases by clicking on the green icon beside each database name
4.Once you've added the databases you've chosen for your collection, you can choose to make your collection public or private. The default for each collection is public but you can click on the private link to make it visible only to you. If you choose to make your collection public a URL will be generated for you
5.Select the "I'm done editing" link and you'll see your collection of databases. To remove-click the red x box beside each database. To name the collection, enter the collection name in the "change collection name" box above your collection
The Arch The Arch is a subject searchable database tool. By selecting a subject or category, you can view databases specific to that subject area, and search them individually or simultaneously for articles
Log in using your NetID and password. For help with logging in, see the ITS NetID page at: https://start2.nyu.edu/ibin/start0.cgi. Logging in allows you to create your own set of databases to search or embed in a page, and allows you to save individual articles found when searching databases.