- The key to being a savvy online searcher is to use common search techniques that you can apply to almost any database, including article databases, online catalogs and even commercial search engines.
- This is important because searching library databases is a bit different from searching Google.
- The techniques described in this section 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 the Librarian for advice. She is happy to help you find what you need.
Research is Messy
Research is a messy process! There is no one-size-fits-all-research tools, and instead you need to blend a few resources together to get the right mix and discover appropriate resources for your need. There are a number of types of tools that have different types of resources. Below are your best bets for specific types of research, though the thoroughness of your results will vary.
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