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SAHE624: Student Affairs Functions in Higher Education (Benjamin)


The best way to search for and access the literature in your field is to use library databases.  Three library tools - the Discovery Search, the EBSCO databases, and the ProQuest databases - allow you to quickly search across many different platforms and in thousands of journals simultaneously.  The materials below will show you how to access these resources and how to use the features within these tools to make searching more efficient.  When you're ready to start searching, the links in the Links You'll Need box will take you to these tools.

Discovery Search Results

When searching the databases be sure to use a search statement with Boolean Operators like AND and OR.  Never type in a complete sentence, and avoid using natural language words like in, the, of, where, about, etc.

Watch the IUP Libraries YouTube video on Using the Discovery Search.

** small edit: the image below uses an older screenshot when we called the service "Everything".  The Everything search is now called Discovery.

EBSCO Databases

Watch the IUP Libraries YouTube video on Searching EBSCO databases.

ProQuest Databases

Watch the IUP Libraries video on Using ProQuest Databases.