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Library Research: How to select a database

Learn how to expand or narrow searches, use nesting, phrase searching, truncation and wildcards, proximity, and more

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How to select a database

  • Consult the databases by subject library guide
  • Consult the "Useful Resources" or "Useful Databases" tab in your Program Guide
  • Read the description of the database from the library databases page.
  • "Power search" all databases available from ProQuest or EBSCOHost.