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Biology Literature Searching: Database Searching

How to search for journal literature efficiently and effectively.

Database Searching

In this section we'll go over database searching and techniques. You can either watch the videos or view the additional pages that will walk you through each technique. 

  • Boolean Operators
  • Truncation
  • Keywords vs. Subjects
  • Phrase searching


You can also view a walk-through of the database Web of Science in which I will use these techniques. 

Database Searching (5 mins.)

Searching the Library Catalogue (3 mins.)

Summon Searching (3 mins.)