Q. Should I use Smart Search or a specific database?


Use Smart Search when you:

  • don't have a lot of time to do your research
  • just need enough information to get started
  • want a wide variety of material types
  • want to get a general sense of what the library has available

Use an individual database if:

  • it's not included in the list of databases Smart Search includes
  • you want to thoroughly research your topic using the sophisticated search techniques unique to a particular database.
  • you want very recent information - sometimes there's a lag between publication and when an article is available through Smart Search.
  • Last Updated Aug 10, 2017
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  • Answered By Shanti Freundlich

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