It is very easy to find information in an electronic database by typing in keywords. What is not so easy is to find the BEST information. This guide is intended to help you to find the best information quickly.
Bibliographic databases contain references to documents, mainly journal articles, plus a short summary (an abstract) of the document. They are often referred to in this guide because of their importance in finding published information. Examples of bibliographic databases can be found in the subject guides, A-Z of Guides
Very few databases allow you to do a natural language search, such as “is there a link between violence in the media and crime?” You need to pick out the keywords in your topic, and then link them with operators, such as AND or OR.