Consider Using Two Different Types of Search Tools

  • Traditional Academic Databases
    • Single Discipline Examples:
      Psychology: PsycINFO
      Sociology: Sociological Abstracts
      Criminology: Criminal Justice Periodicals
      Education: ERIC
      Health Sciences & Medicine: PubMed
    • Cross-Search 21 Academic/Disciplinary Databases:
      ProQuest PowerSearch
    • Search using structured vocabulary (thesaurus)
  • Discovery Databases
    • Examples:
      EMU's Esearch 
      Google Scholar
    • Search by whatever language/terminology is used by item authors

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