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Choosing a Database
- Start from the library home page: http://library.unbc.ca/
- Click on the Indexes & Databases link (under Library Resources)
- Scroll down on the Search for Databases by Subject list until you find Social Work.
- Click on Submit Subject Search
- Browse through the list and select a database
Searching for Journal Articles
- Once you have selected an appropriate database use the following to connect your search terms
- AND - Connecting your search terms with AND allows you to narrow your search. You will retrieve only the items that have BOTH or ALL of your terms contained within.
- OR - Connecting your search terms with OR allows you to broaden your search. You with retrieve any of the items that contain EITHER or ONE OF your terms.
- In most databases it is easiest to start with a Keyword search.
- You may also want to use the Thesaurus to find the appropriate subject terms for your topic
- If you know the title of the article you are looking for do a Title search
- If you know that you want articles from within a specific journal search by Journal title, Periodical title, or Series Title.
- If you know the author, search by Author (Last name, first initial).
- There may be other options to limit your search by publication year, document type, etc. Take advantage of these!