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Communication Research Strategies

How best to search article databases

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First off, an important note:  the page you are looking at offers information on how best to search article databases in communication.  Lists of actual databases to search may be found on the guides to individual communication courses, linked below.

Having said that, the tabs that have unfolded in the left-side menu can help you develop a search strategy to make your database searching as extensive, targeted, and efficient as possible.

Guides to the medical field and to individual Health Sciences and Nursing courses

The page you are looking at offers information on how best to search article databases in the health sciences and nursing fields.  Lists of actual databases to search may be found on the Health Sciences and Nursing guides, as well as in guides to individual courses.

Interlibrary loan

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Borrow books and articles from other libraries! Log into Interlibrary Loan with your myWSU ID and password to request a copy of an article or book. Articles are emailed to you and requests can usually be filled within a day or so. Books take 3-5 days on average and are sent to Ablah Library for you to pick up. It's free!

 
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