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Database and Google Search Tips: Overview

  • The key to being a good online searcher is to use common search techniques that you can apply to almost any database, including article databases, online catalogs and many search engines.
  • This is important because searching library databases is a bit different from searching Google.
  • The techniques described in the tabs on this page 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 us for advice.  We are happy to help you find what you need.

Attribution

These pages are based on a guide developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries.  They are used here under the creative commons (cc) licence.  The original pages can be found here http://libguides.mit.edu/c.php?g=175963&p=1160724