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Finding Resources

a guide to finding books, articles, web resources and more!

Databases @ UPH

Discipline Specific Databases

For a listing of which databases are best for which disciplines and subjects, visit our Databases by Discipline guide.

Tips for Searching Online Databases

  • Use quotation marks to indicate a phrase.
  • Use shortcut codes:
    • au: = author. au:"friedman thomas"
    • ti: = title. ti:"hunger games"
    • su: = subject. su:"energy policy"
  • Use Advanced Search to change the databases that are being searched.
  • Use the Sort by: box to change how results are ordered.

Searching Techniques

Improve your library searching skills by watching these videos.


Google vs. Library Databases


What are library databases?


How do I search in a database?