Too Much Information?
November 23, 2010
Sometimes when doing research, there really is such a thing as too much information. Luckily Mid-Continent offers great Research Databases to assist you, whether from the library or at home. One of my favorite features comes in handy when I need to search a database, and I have no idea where to start. This feature is the cross search of multiple databases. Confused? Don't be; I have instructions!
- After getting to the database page (linked above), simply click on "cross-search multiple databases."
- Next, type in your subject, title, or keyword.
- Select database search headings, such as "Dictionaries and Encyclopedias," or "Literature and Poetry." Whichever you think suits your topic best. If you're unsure, click all that might apply or choose "Select All."
- Sit back and watch the results pour in.
- Click on individual article titles for more information and a citation given for the article.
It may sound overwhelming, but this method of searching is great if you're unsure where to start. Give it a try! If you have any questions, feel free to comment, call, or visit the Kearney Branch. We'll be glad to help you out!