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Database Search Tips: Database Search Tips Overview

Tips and tricks to make the most out of your database searches.

Overview

  • The key to being a savvy online searcher is to use common search techniques that you can apply to almost any database, including article databases, online catalogs and even commercial search engines.
  • This is important because searching library databases is a bit different from searching Google.
  • The techniques described in this section will enable you to quickly retrieve relevant information from the thousands of records in a database.
  • When you search a database and do not get the results you expect, ask a librarian for advice.  Library staff are happy to help you find what you need!

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