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COM 101 Introduction to Media Communication: Database Search Tips

Database Search Tips

The library primarily subscribes to Ebsco databases.  The hints below can be applied to any Ebsco database. 

Communication & Mass Media Complete

  • Hint 1:  Add records to a folder to create a bibliography.
  • Hint 2:  Batch print or batch email records from the folder.
  • Hint 3:  Email or print records in APA citation style from the email records option.
  • Hint 4:  Use the Electronic ILL (Interlibrary Loan) request form when prompted at Check for full-text availability    
  • Hint 5:  Use the Search history tab to keep track of search terms and results.
  • Hint 6:  Search multiple databases simultaneously by selecting the Choose Databases tab
  • Hint 7:  Create your own ‘My EbscoHost’ account to retain results, search history, beyond the search session.