Database Search Aids

The increasing number of electronic databases, each with its own command structure, offers opportunity as well as challenge. The following guides have been created to help develop useful searches.

Each guide shows a command and provides an example of how to incorporate the command in a search. In some cases further explanations are provided.

Suggestions for the improvement of these Guides are always welcome.

Please e-mail your thoughts to P. Charles Livermore

General concepts of searching and suggestions for better searches can be found at A BASIC GUIDE TO SEARCHING.

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P. Charles Livermore
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This page was last updated or reviewed on Nov 22 2006.

It should be noted that while I am an employee of St. John's University this page is not under their control in any way. St. John's University should not be held responsible for the accuracy, or the inaccuracy for that matter, of any information, opinions or other items which might appear here.