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Start Your Research - A Self-Guided Tutorial

A tutorial to take you through the research process.

13 - Different Databases

Searching in Different Databases

You have mastered the art of truncation and Boolean operators in Academic Search Premier, but how can you apply your skills to other databases? Most databases have the same searching options but look completely different, so how can you apply your searching knowledge wisely? 

Remember databases all use the same basic search options. Once you are in a new database, take a look around to find where you can use:

 

Search options in databases: Boolean Operators, Limits, Subject Headings, Field Searching, Truncation, Sort