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Searching Databases: Examples Using Education Toopics

Searching Databases: Examples Using Education Topics

This step-by-step PDF handout EBSCO Databases Education Topics includes screenshots and specific examples of search terms, search limiters, database features, etc. 

Advanced Database Tips

Database (EBSCOHost examples:  ERIC, Education Research Complete)

  • Searches articles, book chapters, reports, newsletters only in that database
  • Good for in-depth scholarly works on narrow topic


  • Search multiple databases at once. Click Choose Databases 

Select databases you want and click OK



  • Sign up for database account to keep records permanently available


  • Limit by pub date, peer-reviewed, etc. Specific limiters available in some databases


  • Use Advanced Search Option to separate and clarify search terms & keywords
  • Set Preferences to Autocomplete search suggestions On.    and then...

.... database suggests alternative keywords, synonyms as you type. Select one and click to fill in search box.

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