This guide gives you an overview of the best searching strategies when conducting research in databases or online.
If you need help navigating WorldCat or any EBSCO database, scroll to the bottom for some image examples.
For instructions on how to evaluate what you find, visit the "Evaluating Resources" page.
There are four kinds of searching options. Good searchers are aware of each one and when and how to use them interchangeably or based on the database requirements.
Accomplished and skilled researchers are able to determine basic aspects of database organization using multiple strategies like these. When researching it is useful to understand background information, bibliographies, and the vocabulary of the discipline. You should use a wide variety of tools and use them wisely, and not depend on one specific source.
By using these connectors when employing library searches you will achieve the best results.
These still images provide some captions to help you understand how to search smarter and more efficiently.
Next, try other ways of narrowing by Source Type or access the PDF Full Text of the article or request through Interlibrary Loan.
Begin by typing in search terms.