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Database Tools and Searching Tips

This guide provides information about databases and how to use them as well as providing detailed advice for effective searching.

Welcome to The Databases & Searching Research Guide!

This guide is here to help you understand how to use databases for academic research and to give you search strategies for use both in databases and on the library's website. 

The Databases 101 tab is an overview of what databases are and how to use them

The Database-Specific Tutorials tab is a collection of links to video tutorials for using databases by specific vendors. 

The Effective Searching Tips tab is an assortment of information about searching the library website as well as databases in a way that gets relevant results.