Searching databases is easy to do!
1. A keyword search is similar to that which you would use in Google. Keep it short, don't use sentences, and feel free to use boolean operators for more specific searches. Boolean operators include AND, OR, NOT.
For more information check out this document by Alliant Libraries.
2. Most databases also allow you to do a subject search. Generally, along the left hand side there is an option to select subjects that are relevant to your topic of interest. You see these after you run a keyword search. You know how a hashtag works? The subjects specific are just like hashtags! Select one or a few to specify what kinds of articles you need.
3. Specifying how recently you would like the retrieved articles to be published is another way to narrow down the retrieval results.
4. By selecting "Full Text" you will limit your search to articles you are able to read immediately.
The database listed below all specialize in education topics.
OFF CAMPUS LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS: Students: Please use your Webadvisor username and your initial password (adding Dsu to the end of the password) to access the databases from off campus. Faculty and staff: use your Windows login (smithj) and date of birth (mmddyy adding Dsu to the end). If you've forgotten your initial password, please contact the Help Desk at 610.282.1100 x4357.