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Use Sophi Search and individual databases to find articles, book chapters, and other resources

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How do I effectively search a database?

Database Search Tips (MIT)

This page from MIT Libraries outlines several different considerations to keep in mind while searching databases.  These considerations include: Boolean operators, truncation, keywords vs. subjects, fields, phrases, and stop words.  

Subject vs. Keyword Searching (North Kentucky University)

This handout from North Kentucky University outlines the differences between subject and keyword searching. 

Searching Effectively Using AND, OR, NOT (Colorado State University)

This tutorial from Colorado State University Libraries explains to users how to use Boolean logic (AND, OR, NOT) to construct effective search queries.

Boolean Searching (AND, OR, NOT) (University of Alaska - Fairbanks)

This web page from the University of Alaska - Fairbanks concisely outlines what Boolean searching is and how it can be of use to you. 

What is Sophi Search and how do I use it to search across multiple databases?

Using Sophi Search

Check out our Sophi Search help page for information on all things Sophi.

How can I search just in the ATLA Religion database?

How to search ALTA (PDF)

This Stitt Library tutorial will show you how to search in ATLA and where to go if you cannot find full text in ATLA.

How can I use Stitt Library databases to find articles in newspapers and popular magazines?

Finding articles in newspapers and popular magazines (PDF)

This Stitt Library tutorial will show you how to use Sophi Search, online sources, the New York Times, and other subscription databases to find articles in newspapers and popular magazines.



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