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Answered By: Allyson Palagi
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2017     Views: 27

Start on the library's Search page, which you can find on our homepage. 

Select a database to begin searching.

From our list of databases, you can search all EBSCO databases.  This will search most of our databases all at once.  You will find specific recommendations for databases by using the drop down box for "select a subject" and choosing the subject that is most relevant to your search.

Brainstorm your search terms.

When identifying keywords think about related terms, broader terms and narrower terms.  Brainstorm a list and try them in the database.

Separate your keywords.

Use the advanced search feature that may databases include.  This option will give you multiple search boxes, which will allow you to place each of your keywords into its own search box.

Use the limiters.

If your search has resulted in too may articles for you to look through, you can always add more keywords.  The other way to limit your search is to use limiters, often found on the left side of the results page.  Most databases will allow you to limit your results by full-text availably, peer-review status, type of source and publication date.

 

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