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ENGL 320 Shakespeare

Figuring out Databases

Each database has unique ways of searching and covers different material. The questions below guide in approaching a new database effectively.

1.  What material and date range does the database cover?

2.  How much of the database is full text?  Can you limit the material to full text?

3.  What are the subject headings or thesaurus terms?  Can you access a list of them?

4.  What are other ways to limit your search, ie character or work?