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WAK POL280: Terrorism: Databases

Evaluating Sources Tutorial

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How to Use Databases

Library databases offer an organized collection of sources.  The following 1-3 minute tutorials will show you how to do a basic search in EbscoHost.

Advanced article searching

  • Two long-form, feature news articles-EbscoHost Academic Search Complete
    • Advanced search - Number of pages: greater than 1
  • Two opinion articles - EbscoHost Academic Search Complete or Newspapers Source Plus
    • Advanced search - "Document Type" field - select "Editorial" and "Opinion"
  • One scholarly journal article or institutional report (JSTOR or EbscoHost Academic Search Complete)
    • EbscoHost Advanced search - select Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals checkbox