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Subject Databases Introduction: A. Start Here

Tutorials on the Web of Science, Compendex and IEEE Xplore. Includes worksheets, quizes and videos.

How To Navigate The Programme

Navigating this programme:

(A) Choose the tab in this box to watch the Welcome Video and read the Learning Outcomes.

(B) Using the main tabs near the top of the page, go to the What is a database? tab and complete the activities.

(C) Using the main tabs, go to the Search Strategies tab and complete the activities and read the documents.

(D, E, F) Using the main tabs, complete the Tutorials, one in each tab (Web of Science, Compendex, IEEE Xplore). 

Practice what you have learned in each database and apply the Search Strategy you produced.

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Please view the Welcome video or podcast


Learning Outcomes  

After completing the tutorials on the subject databases, you should be able to

  • Identify Keywords in a topic to use for searching in a subject database
  • Determine the correct use of applying search tools to keywords in a subject database
  • Construct a search statement to use in a subject database

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