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Database Searching: Database Searching - General Tips

An introduction to basic and advanced database searches


The Library provides access to over 100 different databases. Access Kirtland databases on the Databases page:

Note: You will need to use your Single Sign-On user name and password to access the library's databases.

Database Searching - General Tips

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.

Quick Tips & Shortcuts for Database Searching (5:19)

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.