Database search results may seem daunting at first. You may have thousands of results or more, or the results are not a good fit for your topic. Learn to locate and use the tools available on the search results page, which you'll see when using the Multi-Search, EBSCO, ProQuest, and most other research databases from the Shapiro Library. The skills you learn to use in one will apply to all.
The Multi-Search displays these tools along the left side of the search results page, while other databases display them along the right side or along the top of the page. Know what to look for on the page surrounding the list of results.
To locate more articles on the same topic, modify your search using synonyms and related terms, or try using new terms you've learned of from the Limit by Subject Terms pop-up menu. Then repeat steps 2-4 using the limits and filters shown.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are a self-serve option for users to search and find answers to their questions.
Use the search box above to type your question to search for an answer or browse existing FAQs by group, topic, etc.