Although every database operates by the same basic principles, each interface is unique and the vocabulary used to index articles might be slightly different, so it may require a little trial and error to create a really successful search. Please consult a Research Assistance Librarian if you need help devising a search strategy for a particular research topic.
As you begin your search, it will be helpful to start by listing a set of keywords or terms that relate to your topic. Unsure where to start? Begin by finding overviews of your topic in a book, a reference material or through a credible website. As you read, make a list of terms, including synonyms, that you could use to conduct your search. A key tip in beginning a search is to begin as broad as possible with your terminology and search combinations and move toward specific.
Use the following tutorials to refresh your search techniques:
Use the following directions to locate persistent links, also known as permalinks, in the EBSCO Business Source Complete and Proquest ABI Inform Complete databases.
Search Anything is located on the library home page (library.liberty.edu) and broadly searches across books, ebooks, articles and more.
You can also search this, and all other Research Guides, using the Search Box located in the top right corner of the page.