HU 3910: Feature Writing for an Online Newsletter

Prof. K. Boudreau

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Best Databases to Search

Use one of the following databases that you've never used before and find at least one article for your topic. 

  • What database did you use?
  • What keywords did you search? 
  • Were you able to get fulltext?  How?
  • What did you like about the database?  What challenges did you have?

Boolean Logic

Boolean logic involves using three basic Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) or symbols to link concepts in searching databases such as search engines. Not all search engines utilize Boolean logic in the same way.

Specialized Databases

While gathering general information and facts...

Only Finding a Citation? Get the Full Text

Within most databases, click on the FullTextFinder link to get options for obtaining the full text of the article.