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ETH STD 302: Professional Orientation Fall 2017: "Start Your Search"

Instructor: Choy

What's included

Start your Search includes books, articles and more.

Start your search is powered by EBSCO Discovery Services and combines a variety of library collections, catalogs and databases into a single search experience.

What's NOT included

Start your Search does not include everything in the Library's collections. To ensure you're finding the best possible articles on your research topic, you should search discipline-specific databases directly. 

Content that is not included in Start your Search:

It's difficult to track precisely which databases are or are not available in Start your Search for several reasons:

  1. Many databases are not exclusively available from a single vendor. The Library subscribes to the MLA International Bibliography from ProQuest, for example, but the Bibliography is still available in Start your Search by other means.
  2. Journals that are available in one database are often also available in other databases. While we know that Compendex is not available in Start your Search, many of the journals in Compendex are available in Start your Search via other library database subscriptions.

Sample Searches - "Start Your Search"

1.  representation*
     "domestic work*"
      film* or movie* or cinema

* = truncation symbol/wildcard  child* = child childs children childhood childish...

use quotes to search words as phrases


2.  Not finding enough/not relevant?  try removing a line of search terms

     "domestic work*"


check box to the left to limit to scholarly journal articles


3.  transnational indigenous

filter:  geography:  united states


4.  advanced search

​     native american*     (subject)


5.  "native american*" (subject)
      border*  (subject)


6.    intersection* identit*
       power or privilege*

Start Your Search - Filters for narrowing your search

Are there filters in the left sidebar that will help you narrow your search results?  Click on the category ("language" "geography") to view the options.

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