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RET Introduction to Literature Searching: Database Search Tips

Resources for HS teachers in the NSF RET (Research Experience for Teachers) Program

Developing a Database Search Strategy

Search Strategy Development

Database Search Help

Different databases may utilize distinct search functionalities and features. To maximize the effectiveness of your searches it is helpful to spend some time exploring the "Help" or "Support" information provided. For example, here is a screenshot of the help information available in Engineering Village.  Notice there is a great deal of information pertaining to the database's "Search" functionalities.