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Doing Research

an introduction to the research process for students working on papers or their extended essay

All about Databases....

Improve your article searching skills by watching these videos.

Google vs. Library Databases

What are library databases?

How do I search in a database?

Databases @ SPH

Tips for Searching Databases

  • Use quotation marks to indicate a phrase.
  • Use shortcut codes:
    • au: = author. au:"friedman thomas"
    • ti: = title. ti:"hunger games"
    • su: = subject. su:"energy policy"
  • Use Advanced Search to change the databases that are being searched.
  • Use the Sort by: box to change how results are ordered.