Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016 Views: 95
The Multi-Search allows users to search multiple databases at the same time. Users can find scholarly articles, books, eBooks, newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, book reviews, and more using the Multi-Search.
- Searching many sources at once and saving time by "casting a wide net" instead of searching individual databases one at a time
- Searching for a lot of different material types at once (e.g. books and eBooks, scholarly articles, newspapers, streaming video, etc.)
- Can be overwhelming--searches that are not specific enough may bring back too many results
- Doesn't search ALL library databases and electronic resources--users may miss some good sources if they only use the Multi-Search
Consider using the Multi-Search primarily when you
- Are having trouble finding information on your topic
- Are not sure where to start looking for information on your topic
- Have a fairly specific topic in mind
- Are interested in finding a wide variety of source types.
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