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Art 223 -- When to use which search tool...

 

Databases

Good for

Not Good For

TruSearch

A “Google like” search engine for Pickler Library resources

 Includes the Library catalog and content from almost all the article databases

 



Searching in one place for books, eBooks, articles, DVDs etc…

Interdisciplinary searching

Specialized Resources

Using Boolean searches to refine results

Finding/Ordering books  not owned by Picker (use MOBIUS WorldCat instead) 

Finding/Ordering articles not at Pickler

MOBIUS

Books not owned by our library.

Arrive within 3-4 day business days

 

Articles or videos

WorldCat

Things you can’t get through MOBIUS

 

Last minute requests—takes time to arrive

JSTOR

Full text scholarly articles

"Cited by" links

Recent scholarly articles

 

Subject specific databases

Such as Art Full text, Humanities International, America: History & Life

Many by EBSCO 

More recent articles (be sure to limit to peer-reviewed)

Focusing on specific disciplines

Easier to place requests for articles not owned by Pickler

Books

 

 

Encouraging Discovery