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ECB 324: Intermediate Macroeconomics: Databases

Searching in Library Databases

TIPS FOR SEARCHING IN LIBRARY DATABASES

  • Start the initial search process with 2-3 keywords.  Review the results and pull out a handful articles that are most relevant to your topic.  Scan those articles for additional keywords or terminology that you might use to expand your search. Using the example on the "Getting Started" tab we might use the following keywords: electric OR hybrid AND market AND united states.
  • Sort your search results by Date Newest so the most current information on a subject is at the top of your results.
  • Use the "Cited by" or "Cited References" features contained in many library databases to view a list of resources that have cited the particular article currently being viewed in their own work or are contained within the Reference list of the current article being viewed.
  • Do not limit your search to just one database.  Instead look at a variety of databases both subject specific and interdisciplinary to make sure you are viewing the full scope of literature published on your topic.

FINDING PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
Many of our databases make the process of locating peer-reviewed information very easy for us by providing a "Peer-Reviewed" checkbox limiter on the search screen. Look for that checkbox when you're searching in library databases!

What Databases Should I Use?

BEST BET DATABASES
Start your search with these library databases!

OTHER HELPFUL DATABASES