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  • Find databases by name, subject or type.
  • Read the database description to find a relevant database.
  • Some databases provide tutorials (Hint: look for the help icon).
  • Database search tutorials may be presented by a librarian in your course.

Build a Search

Use this tool to create a search strategy that you can use in a variety of databases.


  Concept 1 AND Concept 2 AND Concept 3
Name your concepts here:    
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List alternate terms for each concept.

These can be:

Use single words or short phrases.


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Cut & paste the results into most database search boxes, including the general multi-subject library databases from EBSCO, ProQuest, and APAFT (Australian).  Google Scholar is another good, general search engine for journal articles - follow these instructions to link to the full-text articles available at USC: Set your Google Scholar preferences.


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