The databases that a library subscribes to may look a little different from each other, but most of them conduct searches in a similar manner. The video on this page has quick search tips that work for most databases.
This video, from the Memoirs of a Modern Librarian, provides 7 search tips that apply to most databases.
Quick Tips & Shortcuts for Database Searching. By Vanessa Garofalo. YouTube. YouTube, 6 Feb. 2013. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.