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Video and How to search databases

Introduction to Searching Databases

How library databases differ from Google and the free Web

  • Reviewed: experts on a subject peer-review the content or editors review the articles
  • Content specific: find a database specific to your area of research and cut out the resources you don't need
  • Timeline: access to current and older information

Keys to good searching

A key to getting good search results is to use common search techniques that you can apply to almost any database, including article databases, online library catalogs and even commercial search engines.

When you don't get the results you expect, ask a librarian for advice. We love to help you find what you need. 

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