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DATABASE INSTRUCTIONS AND TRAINING :

RESEARCH GUIDES:

Database Vendor System and Database Guides

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This message provides examples of internet based guides to the searching platforms and the database search structure found in the search tools of various databanks (companies that lease or sell access to bibliographic databases).

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Libraries pay a huge sum of money to purchase databases.  It would make sense to use guides to teach database skills or point students to sources that teach them.  Proquest, for example, provides a number of Libguides that are free on the web and teach some skills and techniques that are promoted for getting the best results from their databases.  In your guides, appropriate Proquest Libguide(s) may be listed under the entries for Proquest databases.   Consider the examples a little ways below of the Proquest Database Guides as well as the links to other tutorials and Guides from search results in Google, Google Scholar, Google Books and Temple Summon Search.

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Furthermore, since most students, many professors and and administrators as well as other professionals have had no training in bibliographic database searching, it makes sense to include links to places where on can learn the skills of database searching and searching in specific search platforms such as Google, EbscoHost, Ovid and Proquest. One might even start with “What is a Database” as that is kind of basic to the issue of how one searches them.

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What is a Database
DATABASE TRAINING :
DATABASES:
What is a Database

https://sites.google.com/site/databasesearchskillstechniques/

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Free Databases on the Internet for Practitioners and Institutions not able to Subscribe to the Expensive Dataabases from Database Providers

(FREE OR “NO COST”) AND (MEDICAL OR HEALTH OR MEDICINE OR DISEASES) AND (DATABASE OR DATABASES OR “SEARCH TOOLS” OR “SEARCH ENGINES”)

http://tinyurl.com/zfz2wpl

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Proquest Databases

ProQuest Research Library: About

http://proquest.libguides.com/pqrl

“A guide to all aspects of ProQuest Research Library including content, searching, and viewing results on the ProQuest platform.”

Contents

About
Search Tips Toggle Dropdown
Searchable Fields
Results
Document View
My Research
Sample Searches
Additional Materials

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Lists of Database User Guides from Proquest

“Other Guides You Might Like”

ebrary – Search, Find, and Use ebooks

http://proquest.libguides.com/ebrary

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

http://proquest.libguides.com/pqdt

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ProQuest Newsstand

http://proquest.libguides.com/newsstand

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RefWorks LibGuide

http://proquest.libguides.com/refworks

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Not mentioned in the above guide is this Proquest Guide

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ABI/INFORM Collection: About

http://proquest.libguides.com/abiinformcollection

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This Google Search locates even more Proquest Libguides

http://tinyurl.com/hbyllxs

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One can also learn more about best practices in searching Proquest databases with the sources found in these links to pertinent search
results.

Google

http://tinyurl.com/gmx9xg4

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Google Scholar

http://tinyurl.com/zq8ctbr

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Google Books

http://tinyurl.com/zj2soy7

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Temple Summon Search

http://tinyurl.com/gmy3c67

394,717 results

SOURCE TYPE

Archival Material (15)
Book / eBook (20,287)
Book Chapter (1,665)
Book Review (10,862)
Conference Proceeding (8,486)
Data Set (8)
Dissertation (26,764)
Government Document (2,454)
Journal / eJournal (32)
Journal Article (96,600)
Magazine Article (24,236)
Newsletter (12)
Newspaper Article (203,580)
Paper (22)
Patent (16)
Poem (1)
Presentation (2)
Publication (1)
Reference (81)
Report (1,526)
Research Guide (2,250)
Trade Publication Article (7,310)
Transcript (164)
Web Resource (2,706)

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One can learn the skills for using EbscoHost databases using one simple word four letter word.

HELP

It is a link in the upper right hand corner of all pages in the EbscoHost search interface and links to a comprehensive database specific topically arranged guide to the techniques and tools for using EbscoHost databases effectively.

One can also learn more about best practices in searching EBSCOOHost databases with the sources found in these links to pertinent search results.

Google

http://tinyurl.com/jpngocc

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Google Scholar

http://tinyurl.com/hxktxbm

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Google Books

http://tinyurl.com/hf2y4l7

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Temple Summon Search

http://tinyurl.com/j5ohzlr

19,970 results

SOURCE TYPE

Book / eBook (18,131)
Book Chapter (62)
Book Review (32)
Conference Proceeding (10)
Dissertation (190)
Image (2)
Journal / eJournal (8)
Journal Article (379)
Magazine Article (53)
Newsletter (4)
Newspaper Article (32)
Paper (3)
Reference (23)
Research Guide (1,112)
Trade Publication Article (23)
Web Resource (6)

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OVID provides research guides like the one for Medline to instruct users regarding limiters and operators that can be used to make searches more precisely focused.

MEDLINE  2016 Database Guide

http://ospguides.ovid.com/OSPguides/medline.htm

One can also learn more about best practices in searching Ovid databases with the sources found in these links to pertinent search results.

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Google Web Seasrch

http://tinyurl.com/zcerw6m

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Google Scholar

http://tinyurl.com/jlpdtny

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Google Books

http://tinyurl.com/gpktgj6

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Temple Summon Search

http://tinyurl.com/j6m45qh

35,823 results

Source Type

Book / eBook (8,893)
Book Chapter (186)
Book Review (508)
Conference Proceeding (185)
Dissertation (101)
Government Document (4)
Journal Article (26,046)
Magazine Article (271)
Newsletter (4)
Newspaper Article (126)
Paper (2)
Patent (2)
Poem (1)
Publication (1)
Reference (63)
Report (1)
Research Guide (230)
Trade Publication Article (45)
Transcript (2)
Web Resource (2)

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One can also learn more about best practices in searching PUBMED databases
with the sources found in these links to pertinent search results.

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Google

http://tinyurl.com/hxwm48g

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Google Scholar

http://tinyurl.com/zdpokm9

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Google Books

http://tinyurl.com/z3syfcm

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Temple Summon Search

http://tinyurl.com/hswhm69

Research Guide Lists of Databases Available at a College

Lists of Database Subscriptions at the Home College

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This is a list of databases that is only useful to your college’s community as the links lead to a login that only your college members have.  One, however, can make this list useful to anyone interested in the topic of the guide.  Simply do a search in each database that could possibly have content in the subject discipline of the guide.  For social work, for example, I used these phrases.

“social work” or “social administration” or “social welfare” or “public assistance”

http://tinyurl.com/nzlgjjd

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This research guide provides many more listings that that teach and guide in the methods of database searching

DATABASE SEARCHING:

Search Technique Resources and Finding Tools: Database Searching Methods
and Searching Techniques

http://guides.temple.edu/databases

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Guides and Tip Sheets for Searching Google Databases More Effectively

How to search on Google

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/134479?hl=en

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Google Search Operators

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/136861?hl=en

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How to Search Google Web Search: Google Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/o5hmc7r

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Life Hacker

Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks

http://lifehacker.com/339474/top-10-obscure-google-search-tricks

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Google Search syntax dissected

Night Dreaming by Sundar

http://sudarmuthu.com/blog/google-search-syntax-dissected/

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12 Quick Tips to Search Google Like an Expert

by Dharmesh Shah

Inbound Marketing

Hub Spot

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/1264/
12-Quick-Tips-To-Search-Google-Like-An-Expert.aspx

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Google Search Tips (Ultimate Google Guide)

http://www.mapelli.info/ultimate-google-search-tips-guide

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How to Search Google

Wiki How

http://www.wikihow.com/Search-Google

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10 Most Amazing Google Search Tricks

Tech Tracer

http://techtracer.com/2008/01/06/10-most-amazing-google-search-tricks/
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Google Guide (Making Searching Even Easier)

http://www.googleguide.com/

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About Google Guide: Introduction

http://www.googleguide.com/about/

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What Google Guide Explains

In this tutorial, you can learn

How to select terms and search (more) effectively
How Google interprets your query
Whats included with your results
How to search using Googles special tools and shortcuts
What to do when you cant find the answer you want
When Google added services, features, and options (Googles Feature
History)
How Google works

and, of course, theres much more.

In this tutorial, you can learn

* How to select terms and search (more) effectively

* How Google interprets your query

* What’s included with your results

* How to search using Google’s special tools and shortcuts

* What to do when you can’t find the answer you want

* When Google added services, features, and options (Google’s Feature

History)

* How Google works and, of course, there’s much more.

Why Take this Tutorial?

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Google Guide by Category

* Overview (2)

* Favorite Features (14)

* Part I: Query Input (19)

* Part II: Understanding Results (18)

* Part III: Search Tools (10)

* Part IV: Services (12)

* Part V: Developing a Website (8)

* Appendix (13)

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Other Pages

* Table of Contents

* About Google Guide: Introduction

* Printing Google Guide

* Google FAQ/Q&A

* Google Guide Tags

* Games: Where Did They Come From?

* Google Guide Challenge

* Exercises/Solutions

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Google Blogs, etc.

* Google in the news

* Google Press Releases

* Google-Friends Newsletter archive

* Google: Search Engine Showdown News Archive

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Popular Searches

* froogle
* name definitions
* None
* photo

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Start Immediately for Experienced Users

http://www.googleguide.com/experienced_users.html

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Google Advanced Search Tips

http://www.zeromillion.com/webmarketing/google-search-tips.html

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How to Search Using Wildcards in Google

Asterisks Are Wild

By Marziah Karch

About.com Google

http://google.about.com/od/googlepowersearches/qt/wildcardqt.htm

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Google Search Tips 2005

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-09-29-n85.html

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Tufts University Search Tips

http://search.tufts.edu/tips/

Topics:

The Basic Search
Spelling
Synonyms
Sorting by Date
Automatic “and” Queries
“OR” Searches
See Your Search Terms in the Results
Does Capitalization Matter?
Does Google Observe Stop Words?
Does Google Use Stemming?
Refining Your Search
Excluding Words
Phrase Searches
Restricted Searches
Advanced Operators

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Google Operating System

Unofficial news and tips about Google

March 1, 2007

Find Facts Using Advanced Search Queries

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/03/find-facts-using-advanced-search.html

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Delivering the goods

There’s no doubting Google’s power and popularity.

Yet few of us use the search engine effectively. Jack Schofield offers some tips

Jack Schofield

The Guardian,

Wednesday 7 January 2004

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2004/jan/08/onlinesupplement

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Northeastern University Libraries

Search Tips

http://www.lib.neu.edu/online_research/help/search_tips/

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Google Search Techniques from Google Web Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/m5hmlwr

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Google Search Techniques from Google Books Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/m9rcffe

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Google Search Techniques from Google Videos Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/qgz3tmw

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Google Search Techniques from Temple Summon Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/qzg7afm

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Google Scholar Search Techniques from Google Web Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/m382xmp

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Google Scholar Search Techniques from Google Scholar Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/kr8wdkq

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Google Scholar Search Techniques from Google Books Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/mkm7duw

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Google Scholar Search Techniques from Google Images Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/p3hly5a

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Google Scholar Search Techniques from Google Videos Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/mebpmyj

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Google Scholar Search Techniques from Temple Summon Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/jvquc6m

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Google Books Search Techniques from Google Web Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/mnvn78x

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Google Books Search Techniques from Google Scholar Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/my8bnmr

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Google Books Search Techniques from Google Books Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/mgs9bp3

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Google Books Search Techniques from Google Images Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/pgclq59

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Google Books Search Techniques from Google Videos Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/qyfuld8

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Google Books Search Techniques from Temple Summon Search Results

http://tinyurl.com/pd8mtqn

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Google Scholar Bibliography

HLWIKI International

http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Google_scholar_bibliography

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WEBBIB1516

http://tinyurl.com/q8tavoy

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