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Use databases to find articles, book chapters, and other resources

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How do I effectively search a 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.

Database Search Tips (MIT)

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

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