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Database Search Techniques

This guide will look to teach its readers a few good strategies for searching through databases in order to improve their research efficiency and populate richer data from the databases.

Introduction

The purpose of this Info-Guide is to help its readers learn and use database search strategies in order to increase their research efficiency and populate richer data from databases.

This goal will be accomplished by introducing both basic and advanced search techniques to a variety of readers ranging from entry-level to advanced online searchers. 

Tactics such as Boolean Logic, Pearl Growing, Filtration methods, etc, will be discussed in this guide in order to help build a strong database searching foundation for readers to absorb and build upon.