Integrating your search for robust results

So, you’ve used a few of the library databases. Maybe one, maybe six?

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to utilize the wealth of information available in our databases–but have you ever tried an Integrated Search? The Integrated Search option is available under the Research Databases/Journals link–just click on that and scroll down to see it directly beneath Database Information. So, what does it do?

Integrated Search allows you to search several databases AT ONCE! Depending on your topic, you can check the box for that subject, and all databases that specifically pertain to that subject will be searched for you. In fact, you can click Select All and search every database we have! This is very helpful when one database isn’t producing the articles you really need for your research.

A word of caution! If you log in to your EBSCO account and begin saving articles to your folder, you might not see some articles that you saved. This is because they came from a non EBSCO database–but they are saved. When you’re in your folder, look to the left hand column, where you will see a link labeled Other Content Sources. And voila! Now you have everything you need to collect and utilize valid and reliable information for your research.

What are you waiting for? Give the integrated search option a try!


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