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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.

Database Vendors

The library subscribes to databases from several vendors. Most of the time, databases from the same vendor will have the same layout and tools. This page has tutorials for several database vendors that you will run across during any research you do in the databases. 

EBSCO Tutorials

Gale Tutorials

JSTOR Tutorials

ProQuest Ebook Central

Ebook Central offers authoritative Ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need. You can read Ebook Central Ebooks online in your browser, or download them in full for 14 days to your computer (with Adobe Digital Editions) or mobile device (with the free Bluefire Reader app and a free Adobe ID). Ebook Central also offers limited copying and printing permissions for Ebooks in the collection.