Video: How to Search Databases

The following video demonstrates a few tips, like how to use Boolean operators to search within a library database (it’s not the same as searching in Google!). Although library websites vary, the same general search tips apply to nearly all academic databases. On your school’s library homepage, you should be able to find a general search button and an alphabetized list of databases. Get familiar with your own school’s library homepage to identify the general search features, find databases, and practice searching for specific articles.

This presentation shows more specific tools you can utilize to get the search results you want.