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Using Databases

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Getting Started

Quickly learn basics of using library databases to find articles.

Finding Articles Video Tutorial

This 5-minute video will show you how databases can make your academic research more productive and efficient. It will focus on:

  1. choosing a database,
  2. limiting your results in useful ways, and
  3. getting articles

The rest of this guide reviews lessons and tips from the video, and covers additional helpful tips.

Guide created by Lauren Pistole during a Spring 2017 internship, with input from BC Libraries staff.