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Introduction
Databases
Database Coverage
Database Exercise
Records
Field Searching
Creating a Search Query
Creating a Search Query Exercise
Searching HOMER, UConn's catalog
Review Quiz

 

Searching

Introduction

This unit covers how to choose and use a database correctly, & how to craft your research question (& related vocabularies) into search queries that can be understood by computers.

Objectives:

  • Distinguish a database from other types of information collections
  • Identify the coverage of a database
  • Understand the concept of field, or advanced searching in a database
  • Construct effective search queries using logical operators and related strategies

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