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Definitions Selecting Search Techniques Search Strategy

selecting research databases

Selecting the best research database for your topic is an important step. You need to choose a database that covers your topic, as well as the dates you need.

To choose a research database on the JMU library web site,

  • Go to R2 and choose the most appropriate subject area or type of information needed.
  • Skim the list of databases, reading about each one. Choose a database, and click on more to find out:
    1. subjects covered
    2. types of publications covered: journal articles, books, etc.
    3. dates covered

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