Searching databases

Even the best written academic essay needs help from others to build a convincing and engaging argument. But finding good sources can sometimes be difficult. In this learning pathway, you will learn to use several search techniques and tools to find credible sources to strengthen your argument.



The overall purpose of this learning pathway is to learn how to use various search techniques and tools to strengthen your arguments. Your goal is to:

  • Learn about the different types of information available.
  • Learn to develop strategies to look for the information you need.
  • Learn about techniques to help you.
  • Identify the tools that are available to you.