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Savvy Scholar Workshops

A guide to library research workshops for WSU undergraduate students, graduate students, teaching assistants and instructors.

Using Library Databases

The most difficult part of searching for information is often learning the right search terms and or phrases. Creating a well-developed topic is the foundation to running a successful search, and is the topic for another workshop. This workshop on advanced searching techniques in library databases focuses on the technology, or using the advanced search screen, and getting the most out of database features.

For further and more in-depth research strategies try these:


A-Z page with Subject menu and Type menu open

Databases are the best way to search for articles - databases are like search engines for hundreds of journals, reports, magazines, and other sources. Sometimes you will need to search an individual, subject-specific database for journal articles. We have lots of databases in many different subject areas. The links below will lead you to the databases.

SmartSearch Advanced Search Screen

ABIInform Advanced Search Screen

IEEE Xplore Advanced Search Screen

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