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Logging on to Library Databases from Home


Select a database for your research. You will be prompted to type your school username and password. Use the one you use to log onto the campus computers. Help is a click away if you run into problems.

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Search Tips


1) Take your topic or idea or thesis statement 

   benefits to the local economy of increased funding for renewable energy

2) Break it into to key words that best describe your idea

3) Link those works together using AND and OR

   AND searches for articles that contain all the words

   OR links synonyms together



box 1: renewable or green

AND box 2: energy

AND box 3: jobs or employment



Don't forget:

put a different idea on each line

link synonyms together with the word “or”


 Use "quotations" to search terms together in an article.

Ex: "the story of an hour"



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