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Effective database searching


Thank you to Jackie Skinner and the University of Reading Library for allowing us to use their Libguide on Effective Database Searching

Guide overview

This guide outlines useful methods you can use to find the information you need using databases. It will:

  • Introduce you to electronic databases and the information they contain
  • Offer guidance on choosing which database(s) to search
  • Show you how to analyse what you want and plan a search
  • Teach you some techniques for searching efficiently and comprehensively
  • Introduce you to ways of saving your results
  • Suggest what to do next with your references