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COM 211 (Fall 2020)

Basic Database Searching

This page provides a list of databases that cover business topics. Use them to locate articles that provide current and historical analysis of your company. 

Each database's search screen will look different but you can always search by company name to locate relevant articles. You can improve your search by adding additional relevant keywords. In the example below, we're using the ABI/INFORM Global database to find articles about Google and its weaknesses. So Google is first keyword and weaknesses is the second keyword.

Use database limiters to reduce the number of articles to the most relevant results for your search. In the second example below, ABI/INFORM Global has over 15,000 articles about Google and its weaknesses. This database allows you to limit the number of results in multiple ways, including limiting to peer-reviewed articles and type of source (e.g., books and scholarly journals).

When searching databases, keywords are more effective than typing in a question.

USE KEYWORDS TO SEARCH

 

USE DATABASE LIMITERS FOR MORE RELEVANT RESULTS

Find Journal Articles - Key Databases

Find Journal Articles - Specialized Databases

Find Journal Articles - Multidisciplinary Databases

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