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Advanced Database Searching: Overview


The following guide covers search strategies applicable to any database in the library's collection, as well as the library catalog. Many of these techniques are also effective in commercial search engines like Google.​


Related Guides via HPU Libraries

Database Search Strategies Module

Database Tutorial Videos

The content of this guide was adapted from MIT Libraries Database Searching Guide--thank you!

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