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InfoSkills for Theology

InfoSkills @ TiU

Module C: Effective 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 construct an effective search using the following search techniques:
    • Boolean operators;
    • nesting;
    • phrase searching;
    • truncation & wildcards;
    • field searching;
    • limiting searches & refining results.