Librarians are trained to locate information using a variety of techniques and are also trained to evaluate information in order to make sure that it's reliable. Here are a few of the more basic tricks that we use to help locate items. The techniques that I'm writing about will work for a patron using our Encore library catalog, but these tricks (with some tweaking, perhaps) also apply to searching catalogs and databases in general.
The Original Database:
(Photograph from Cornell University Library)
Did you know that the East Lansing Public Library has many different databases to help you with your research?
This blog series will outline the types of databases that we offer, what they are used for, and basic techniques for searching the databases.
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