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College-wide Speech Research Guide

Ask A Librarian

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Video: What are Databases and Why do you need them [2:34]


Step 1. Search Databases A- Z


Step 2. Set up your search 

database search tips


Suggested search strategies:
Limit search by selecting "Subject" ["drug abuse"]
Use "AND" to combine search terms ["drug abuse" AND teen*]
Use "OR" to find either search term [diet OR nutrition]
Use NOT to exclude a search term [diet not nutrition]
Use quotation marks to search a phrase ["drug abuse"]

Video: Online Research: Tips for Effective Search Strategies [3:04]