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Search Hacks: Choosing a Search Tool (Database)

A quick guide for getting the most out of library search tools and academic databases

What is an Academic Database?

Research can feel overwhelming when it is difficult to know what sources are useful and trustworthy. Academic databases help solve this problem by making sources easy to search, filter, and evaluate. This video explains Academic Databases and teaches:

  • Why quality matters more than quantity in research
  • Where to find academic databases
  • What types of publications and subjects are available
  • How to search an academic database effectively
  • How to filter search results

Duration:  02m 19s

Choosing a Database

Selecting an NWACC Library Database


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