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Welcome to the Health Sciences Library's Online Tutorial Series. Our instructional videos are designed to teach you the skills necessary for effective database searching.  

Database Fundamentals

Whatever your skill level, we recommend you take a few minutes to complete these introductory modules before moving onto tutorials dealing with specific databases.  These videos will provide you with a foundational knowledge of the database tools and features that are necessary for effective and efficient searching:

Part 1 of 2

Introduction to Databases; Developing Search Terms (Subject Headings vs. Keywords) 

Part 2 of 2

Search History; Combining Terms; Applying Limits; Accessing Full-Text Documents



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