Tips on Using Databases

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TOP TEN DATABASE SEARCH TIPS

This top ten list from Berkeley City College is a good concise way for passing on tips on searching varied databases. Academic libraries may consider making search tips attractive to students by using phrases like “top ten” to make the search process less daunting. It’s nice for a student to see all of these tips on one page.

Tips include information on the following topics:

1. SEARCH TERMS : Identify Key Concepts

2. DATABASE SELECTION

3.  START THE SEARCH:  Start with a general search

4. ADVANCED SEARCH

5. SUBJECT HEADINGS

6. BOOLEAN OPERATORS : AND, OR, NOT

7. TRUNCATION

8. LIMITING

9. ADAPT THE SEARCH: (narrowing, expanding, be flexible)

10. WEB CONCERNS

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