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Database Search Tips
The key to being a savvy online searcher is to use common search techniques that you can apply to almost any database, including article databases, online catalogs and even commercial search engines.
This is important because searching library databases is a bit different from searching Google.
The techniques described in this section will enable you to quickly retrieve relevant information from the thousands of records in a database.
When you search a database and do not get the results you expect, Ask a librarian for advice. Library staff are happy to help you find what you need.
Subject headings describe the content of each item in a database. Use these headings to find relevant items on the same topic. Searching by subject headings (a.k.a. descriptors) is the most precise way to search article databases.
Keyword searching is how you typically search web search engines. Think of important words or phrases and type them in to get results.
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