Skip to Main Content

InfoSkills for Economics and Management

InfoSkills @ TiU

Module C: Database searching

Learning objectives

At the end of this module, you will:

  • understand that database searching requires effort; 
  • know how to identify appropriate search terms for your topic;
  • how to conduct an effective search using the following search techniques:
    • Boolean operators;
    • nesting;
    • field searching;
    • phrase searching;
    • truncation & wildcards;
    • limiting searches & refining results.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License by Tilburg University Library.