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Database Searching Tips & Tricks: Home

S-E-A-R-C-H !

S = Subject/Topic approved

E = Expand search - Identify & Mix Related Terms & "Phrases"

A = Advanced Search Options !

R = Review Results:  Format Types & Specific Sources

C = Check Content & Readability

H = "Hone in" on E-Tools!

CHALLENGES

1) Cereal Game

2) Become a Millionaire

3) Biblioboard trial & survey

LINK to LSA Library Guide's "DATABASES" Page

VARIETY OF COMPANIES: SIMILARITIES & DIFFERENCES

1) News and  Journals

Newspapers

ProQuest

Historical Newspapers

Current News

"Hot Topic:s"

EBSCO

Academic Journals

2) Subject Specific

GALE

           

Biographies                  United States               World/global

EBSCO

     

U.S. & World               Environmental Issues

INFOBASE LEARNING

DATABASE: Definition (adapted) from TechTarget

DATABASE = A database is a collection of information that is organized in a software program so that it can easily be accessed, managed, and updated. In one view, databases identify the types of content they include on a specific subject: bibliographic, full-text, numeric, and images.

Web vs. Database Search Results

The Web vs. Library Databases - A Comparison (Yale University Library)