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Database Search Tips  

Learn strategies on effective database searching for best results.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2013 URL: http://libguides.mit.edu/database-search Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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  • 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 Us for advice.  Library staff are happy to help you find what you need.
 

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