Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Beginning Research Tutorial

A tutorial on how to research information sources for assignments.

How Do I Search in a Database?

Our databases may each have a different look, but they can all be used in similar ways.

Be on the look out for the following features:

  • A basic search box.
  • An advanced search box.
  • Links to the full-text of the articles
  • Ways to limit your search, including by scholarly or peer-reviewed status, publication date, source type, subject heading, etc. (See red boxes below).